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I joined Brunel University Department of Economics and Finance in January 2023 as Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance. Prior to this I was an Associate Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Bath, Department of Economics, the Applied Econometrics leader of the Econometrics research group and the Finance stream leader of the Macroeconomics and Finance research group. I was also employed as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling, Economics Division; as a temporary Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Nottingham, School of Economics; and as an external consultant and researcher at the European Central Bank.

My research has been published in highly ranked academic journals, i.e. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Canadian Journal of Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, European Journal of Finance, Economics Letters etc.; and it is mainly focused in the area of Financial Economics (corporate finance, sustianable/green finance, capital structure and payout poicy) and applied Macroeconomics (DSGE modelling, optimal fiscal/monetary policy, cryptocurrencies).


  • PhD Economics (without corrections), University of Glasgow
  • MSc Economics, University of Edinburgh
  • MSc Mathematics for Finance and Quantitative Methods (first in my class), Athens University of Economics and Business
  • BSc Economics and Regional Development, Panteion University
  • Fellow with Higher Education Academy.

Newest selected publications

Asimakopoulos, P., Asimakopoulos, S. and Li, X. (2023) 'The combined effects of economic policy uncertainty and environmental, social, and governance ratings on leverage'. European Journal of Finance, 0 (ahead of print). pp. 1 - 23. ISSN: 1351-847X Open Access Link

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Asimakopoulos, S., Lorusso, M. and Pieroni, L. (2021) 'Can public spending boost private consumption?'. Canadian Journal of Economics, 54 (3). pp. 1275 - 1313. ISSN: 0008-4085 Open Access Link

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Asimakopoulos, P., Asimakopoulos, S. and Zhang, A. (2020) 'Dividend smoothing and credit rating changes'. European Journal of Finance, 27 (1-2). pp. 62 - 85. ISSN: 1351-847X

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Zhu, X., Asimakopoulos, S. and Kim, J. (2020) 'Financial development and innovation-led growth: Is too much finance better?'. Journal of International Money and Finance, 100. pp. 102083 - 102083. ISSN: 0261-5606

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Asimakopoulos, S., Paredes, J. and Warmedinger, T. (2020) 'Real-Time Fiscal Forecasting Using Mixed-Frequency Data'. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 122 (1). pp. 369 - 390. ISSN: 0347-0520

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