Jens van ‘t Klooster
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.
- Political economy of finance
- Monetary policy
- Banking supervision
- Justice and finance
- Democratic legitimacy
- Financial history and law
Research - 2023
This paper investigates the climate impact of central bank refinancing operations, with a focus on the European Central Bank’s Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations (TLTRO) III programme. Read more
Policy - 2023
This paper explores how central banks can design green credit policy to bring down inflation while supporting the low-carbon transition. Read more
Policy - 2022
Net zero transition plans can provide an additional dynamic instrument for financial supervisors to assess and address financial risks. This report provides steps towards incorporating transition plans into prudential supervision. Read more
This report draws attention to some of the important lessons learned from the past few decades regarding the economic pre-conditions for price stability, as contained in the ECB’s 2021 strategy. Read more