Elisabeth Paulet is Professor of Economics and Finance at ESCEM Business School in Poitiers, France. After completing a PhD at the European University Institute of Florence, she now holds the Jean Monnet Chair. Her main interests are in banking structures and the financial policies of firms on the historical and contemporary level. She has published several articles and books in these fields, including Financial Markets and the Banking Sector: Role and Responsabilities in a Global World (Pickering Chatto, 2009) and “Regulation and Ethical Issues for the Banking Sector: A Complementary Solution to Re-Establish Efficiency in Times of Crisis,” in the Journal of Corporate Governance (April 2011, pp. 293–300). She is currently Scientific Director of the Ecricome PhD and Head of the Department of Economics, Law and Sustainable Development.