Sam Langfield

Executive Board and Counsel


  • Principal in the European Systemic Risk Board Secretariat
  • Secretary of the ESRB Advisory Scientific Committee
  • Secretary of the ESRB High-Level Task Force on Safe Assets
  • Secretary of the ESRB Working Paper Series

Fields of interest:

  • Empirical finance
  • Macroprudential policy


  • MA and BA (first class), Oxford University

Professional experience:

  • Principal, European Central Bank (ESRB Secretariat), 2011-present
  • Visiting Professional, Princeton University (Bendheim Center for Finance), 2015-2016
  • Associate, Bank of England (PRA and FSA), 2009-2015


  • None

Teaching experience:

  • None
Title Authors Where Date
ESBies: Safety in the Tranches Markus Brunnermeier, Sam Langfield, Marco Pagano, Ricardo Reis, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, Dimitri Vayanos Economic Policy 2016-09-21
Bank Bias in Europe: Effects on Systemic Risk and Growth Sam Langfield, Marco Pagano Economic Policy 2015-01-01
Mapping the UK Interbank System Sam Langfield, Zijun Liu, Tomohiro Ota Journal of Banking & Finance 2014-08-01
Bank Ratings: What Determines their Quality? Harald Hau, Sam Langfield, David Marqués Economic Policy 2013-04-01
Title Authors Where Date
Shedding light on dark markets: First insights from the new EU-wide OTC derivatives dataset Jorge Abad, Iñaki Aldasoro, Christoph Aymanns, Marco D’Errico, Linda Fache Rousová, Peter Hoffmann, Sam Langfield, Martin Neychev, Tarik Roukny ESRB Occasional Paper Series 11 2016-09-22
Systemic Illiquidity in the Interbank Network Gerardo Ferrara, Sam Langfield, Zijun Liu, Tomohiro Ota Bank of England Working Paper 586 2016-04-01
Is Europe Overbanked? Marco Pagano, Sam Langfield, Viral Acharya, Arnoud Boot, Markus Brunnermeier, Claudia Buch, Martin Hellwig, André Sapir, Ieke van den Burg ESRB Advisory Scientific Committee Report 4 2014-06-02
Indirect Contagion: the Policy Problem Laurent Clerc, Alberto Giovannini, Sam Langfield, Tuomas Peltonen, Richard Portes, Martin Scheicher ESRB Occasional Paper 9 2016-09-22