TI would like to congratulate PhD student Janko Cizel on his new position as associate at the New York office of Cornerstone Research. Cornerstone Research is one of the leading litigation consulting firms, providing economic and financial analysis and expert testimony to attorneys, corporations and government agencies involved in complex litigation and regulatory proceedings.

Janko is a cum laude alumnus of the TI MPhil program finance track (2011). He is currently in his final year of PhD in Finance at Tinbergen Institute and the VU University in Amsterdam. He is also a recipient of the Mozaiek research grant from the NWO. His research covers a broad range of topics in financial stability issues, bank regulation, bank disclosure, credit risk, and early-warning systems. His supervisor at the VU is Prof. Herbert A. Rijken.

Throughout the last couple of years, Janko has worked at a number of leading policy institutions and international organizations, including: International Monetary Fund (Monetary and Capital Markets), European Central Bank (DG-Economics, Fiscal Policies Division), De Nederlandsche Bank (Financial Stability Division), and the European Commission. In 2014 he also visited the NYU Stern School of Business, where he was working together with Prof. Edward I. Altman on early warning models for banks and for sovereigns.

Learn more about Janko’s work and research at: www.jankocizel.com.