Dr. Paul Schure

Dr. Paul Schure
Associate Professor

PhD (European University Institute)


On leave

Office: BEC 336

Paul Schure is an associate professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Victoria. Paul works on financial intermediation, industrial organisation, and European integration. His work has appeared in various international economics and finance journals. His most recent work analyses the behaviour and role of angel investors in the start-up eco-system.

 Paul obtained his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Prior to joining UVic in 2000, he also spent a year as a postdoc student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and 4 months as a consultant at the European Investment Bank (1998). Paul held visiting positions at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute (2002 and 2005), the University of Bonn (2003), Utrecht University (2008), the University of Amsterdam (2009), Ben Gurion University of the Negev (2011), and the Free University of Amsterdam. In Fall 2014 he was Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS).

Paul was five times elected member on the board of the European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C) and co-organised the ECSA-C biennial conferences of 2008 and 2010.He was guest co-editor of the 2008 special issue of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics and organiser of the Financial Institutions Summer School, held at the University of Victoria in June 2010.  He also co-organised the inaugural and second International Workshops on Financial System Architecture & Stability ( i.e.IWFSAS 2016, in Victoria BC; and IWFSAS 2017, in Montreal, QC).”


  • Financial intermediation/Banking
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • European Economics 
  • Industrial organisation


Selected publications

Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  • Schure, Paul, Rien Wagenvoort and Dermot O'Brien, 2004. The Efficiency and the Conduct of European Banks: Developments after 1992, Review of Financial Economics 13 (4), 371-396.
  • Schure, Paul, David Scoones, and Qinghua Gu, 2005. A Theory of Loan Syndication, Finance Research Letters, 2(3), 165-172.
  • Wagenvoort, Rien and Paul Schure, 2006, A Recursive Thick Frontier Approach to Estimating Production Efficiency, Oxford Bulletin of Economics & Statistics 68(2), 183-201.
  • Schure, Paul and Amy Verdun, 2007. States and the Exercise of Power in the New European Union, Current Politics and Economics of Europe, 18-2, 181-202.
  • Schmitz, Andrew and Paul Schure, 2008, Agricultural Policies in Transition: Canada, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 56-4, 365-369. (editors’ introduction, non-refereed)
  • Schmitz, Andrew, Troy Schmitz, and Paul Schure, 2008, High Commodity Prices and the EU's Single Payment Scheme: Some Consequences of Double-Dipping, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 56-4, 523-531.
  • Schure, Paul and Amy Verdun, 2008, Legislative Bargaining in the European Union: The Divide between Large and Small Member States, European Union Politics, 9-4, 459-486. (Lead Article) (The JCR impact factor of EUP is 2.064 in 2008 - 5th of the 99 Polisci journals that Thomson ISI ranked.)
  • Hallak, Issam and Paul Schure, 2011, Why Larger Lenders Obtain Higher Returns: Evidence from Sovereign Syndicated Loans, Financial Management, 40-2, 427-453. (2011 JCR impact factor of FM: 1.355.)
  • Merwan H. Engineer, Paul Schure, Mark Gillis, 2013, A positive analysis of deposit insurance provision: Regulatory competition among European Union countries, Journal of Financial Stability, 9-4, 530-544, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfs.2013.10.001 (2013 JCR impact factor of JFS: 2.932)
  • Merwan H. Engineer, Paul Schure, and Dan H. Vo, 2019, Hide and Seek Search: Why Angels Hide and Entrepreneurs Seek. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 157, 523-540. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2018.10.007 (The 2019 JCR impact factor of JEBO was 1.591.)
  • Hellmann, Thomas F., Paul Schure and Dan H. Vo., 2020. Angels and Venture Capitalists: Complements or Substitutes? Forthcoming in Journal of Financial Economics, (Download the Sep 2019 version)
  • Hellmann, Thomas F., Paul Schure, Chloe Tergiman, and Dan H. Vo., 2019. Ownership Dynamics within Founder Teams: The Role of External Financing. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 13(3), pp. 256-287. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1002/sej.1328 (The 2019 JCR impact factor of SEJ was 6.2.)
  • Ehrmann, Michael and Paul Schure, 2020, The European Systemic Risk Board – Governance and Early Experience. Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 23(3), 290-308. https://doi.org/10.1080/17487870.2019.1683011

Book chapters

  • Schure, Paul, 2005. Syndicated lending and Competition Policy: A Theoretical Perspective, in A. Bongardt (ed.), Competition Policy in the European Union: Experiences and the Challenges Ahead, Instituto Nacional de Administracao (INA), Oeiras, Portugal, Chapter 9, 103-108.
  • Schure, Paul and Amy Verdun, 2007. States and the Exercise of Power in the New European Union, in A. Verdun (ed.), Political and Economic Consequences of Economic and Monetary Union: Taking Stock of the First Eight Years, New York: Nova Publishing, ISBN: 1-60021-908-x, Chapter 3, 57-78. (reprint: originally published as States and the Exercise of Power in the New European Union, Current Politics and Economics of Europe, 18-2, 181-202.)
  • Hallak, Issam and Paul Schure, 2011. Loans versus Bonds: The Importance of Potential Liquidity Problems for Sovereign Borrowers, Chapter 11 in Robert W. Kolb (ed.), Sovereign Debt: From Safety to Default, Kolb Series in Finance, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN-13: 978-0-470-92239-2
  • Schure, Paul, 2013. European Financial Market Integration, Chapter 6 in Amy Verdun and Alfred Tovias (eds.) Mapping European Economic Integration, Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 151-179.
  • Schure, Paul and Amy Verdun, 2018. The Single Market and Economic and Monetary Integration. Chapter 7 in Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Achim Hurrelmann and Amy Verdun (eds), European Union Governance and Policy Making: A Canadian Perspective, Toronto: University of Toronto Press), pp. 127-154.

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