Athens Banking Laboratory
(ABL)

The Athens Banking Laboratory (ABL) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens was established in 2017 with the Rector’s Act No. 466/22.11.2017 (FEK 4189/30.11.2017). It is a leading research center in Europe, conducting research and advisory work in the areas of business and bank administration, accounting, finance, investments and financial technology (FinTech).

Athens Banking Laboratory
(ABL)

The Athens Banking Laboratory (ABL) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens was established in 2017 with the Rector’s Act No. 466/22.11.2017 (FEK 4189/30.11.2017). It is a leading research center in Europe, conducting research and advisory work in the areas of business and bank administration, accounting, finance, investments and financial technology (FinTech).

The main goal of the ABL is to produce cutting-edge research output, and to solve business and banking challenges through scientific excellence. Other goals are:

  • Advance the state-of-the art in business and finance research, tackling issues from a perspective of creativity, technology advances, innovation and change.
  • Maintain a corporate development and new technology diffusion arsenal, enabling companies operating in the new highly competitive environment to exploit a unique reservoir of expertise in business and bank management.
  • Promote the interaction of Economics Department faculty of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, researchers and students with world-renowned institutions, scholars and professionals, thus ensuring research excellence and knowledge dissemination.
  • Support undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research of the Economics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens by infusing its research results, methodologies and tools into the classroom.
  • Advance and promote the Development Banking research aimed at the targeted and coordinated employment of domestic and international investment funds and financial instruments to fund investment projects, with multiplier socio-economic benefits, that can contribute effectively to the economic and social development of the country.
  • Emphasize Development Banking in its broadest sense and not just as a tool of development. Development Banking can be considered as a type of financial intermediation to help the country achieve a higher and sustainable level of growth. In a broader context, this desirable level of development includes the whole spectrum of socio-economic progress. In addition, Development Banking can be defined as a form of financial intermediation that provides funding for high priority investment projects in an economy. Both definitions suggest that the purpose of Development Banking is to bring the country to a higher level of growth.

The main goal of the ABL is to produce cutting-edge research output, and to solve business and banking challenges through scientific excellence. Other goals are:

  • Advance the state-of-the art in business and finance research, tackling issues from a perspective of creativity, technology advances, innovation and change.
  • Maintain a corporate development and new technology diffusion arsenal, enabling companies operating in the new highly competitive environment to exploit a unique reservoir of expertise in business and bank management.
  • Promote the interaction of Economics Department faculty of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, researchers and students with world-renowned institutions, scholars and professionals, thus ensuring research excellence and knowledge dissemination.
  • Support undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research of the Economics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens by infusing its research results, methodologies and tools into the classroom.
  • Advance and promote the Development Banking research aimed at the targeted and coordinated employment of domestic and international investment funds and financial instruments to fund investment projects, with multiplier socio-economic benefits, that can contribute effectively to the economic and social development of the country.
  • Emphasize Development Banking in its broadest sense and not just as a tool of development. Development Banking can be considered as a type of financial intermediation to help the country achieve a higher and sustainable level of growth. In a broader context, this desirable level of development includes the whole spectrum of socio-economic progress. In addition, Development Banking can be defined as a form of financial intermediation that provides funding for high priority investment projects in an economy. Both definitions suggest that the purpose of Development Banking is to bring the country to a higher level of growth.

The ABL is closely linked to a number of academic programs at the Economics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and other educational institutions. At the undergraduate level, ABL supports the educational mission of the Economics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In terms of graduate education, ABL collaborates intensively with the University of Athens Master of Business & Bank Administration (UoA MBA), as well as the University of Athens MBA in Accounting. In addition, ABL is directly involved in the training of executives and senior executives of private and public corporations and organizations.

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The ABL is closely linked to a number of academic programs at the Economics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and other educational institutions. At the undergraduate level, ABL supports the educational mission of the Economics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In terms of graduate education, ABL collaborates intensively with the University of Athens Master of Business & Bank Administration (UoA MBA), as well as the University of Athens MBA in Accounting. In addition, ABL is directly involved in the training of executives and senior executives of private and public corporations and organizations.

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