Jens van ’t Klooster is Assistant Professor for Political Economy at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the governance of financial markets, with a specific focus on how climate change and new macroprudential ideas are reshaping the role of central bankers and banking supervisors.


Jens holds a PhD in Philosophy (University of Cambridge, 2018) and in Economics (University of Groningen, 2021). He was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (2018-2019) and an FWO Postdoctoral Fellow at KU Leuven (2019-2022). His research is multidisciplinary in orientation and spans perspectives from Political Economy, Economics, History, Law and Philosophy. He has put forward policy proposal for greening central bank credit operations (“green TLTROs”), a more prominent role for so-called secondary central bank mandates to support broader economic policies, and for mandatory prudential transition plans.

Research interests

  • Political economy of finance
  • Monetary policy
  • Banking supervision
  • Justice and finance
  • Democratic legitimacy
  • Financial history and law


Research - 2023


Policy - 2023

Policy - 2022

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