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Professor Philip Davis Professor Philip Davis
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Summary: E Philip Davis has been Professor at Brunel since 2000, (currently part-time) and is also a Fellow of the UK’s National Institute of Economic and Social Research and an Adviser and Consultant at the International Monetary Fund. Davis left Oxford University in 1980, and was employed by the Bank of England up to 2000 except for two periods on secondment, to the Bank for International Settlements and the European Monetary Institute. Qualifications: MA (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) Oxford, MPhil (Economics) Oxford, BA (Theology) London School of Theology Financial instability (see “Debt, financial fragility and systemic risk”, OUP, 1992/5); Pension funds/retirement income provision (see “Pension Funds, Retirement Income Security and Capital Markets”, OUP, 1995); Economics of financial institutions (particularly banks and institutional investors) (see “Institutional Investors”, MIT Press and “Financial Structure”, CUP 2000); International Financial Markets; Financial regulation; Application of industrial economics to financial markets; Monetary aspects of securities markets and asset prices; Economics of financial centres; Portfolio modelling; Consumption; EMU, Sectoral Balance Sheets/Flow of Funds; theology and economics. Teaching: MSc Postgraduate Programmes in Economics and Finance Module convenor EC5530 Business Finance Workshop Module convenor EC5613 Banking and Finance workshop

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Dr Oleg Badunenko Dr Oleg Badunenko
Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance
I was appointed as a senior lecturer at Economics and Finance department in College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences at Brunel University London in December 2019. Before joining Brunel University London, I worked as a research associate at the German Institute for Economics Research (DIW-Berlin), Assistant Professor at the University of Cologne, and Senior Lecturer at University of Portsmouth. My primary research areas parametric and nonparametric efficiency and productivity measurement. Additionally, I am interested in analysing world-wide polarization and inequality, drivers of individual and aggregate competitiveness and well-being. Microeconomic Principles II, L2
Dr Ka Kei Chan Dr Ka Kei Chan
Senior Lecturer in Banking
Ka Kei Chan is a Senior Lecturer in Banking at the Department of Economics and Finance, Brunel University London. He received his PhD in Finance from Cass Business School (City University London) in 2012 and holds BSc and MSc in Money and Banking, both from National Chengchi University in Taiwan. He previously worked in Loughborough University, the University of Derby, and the University of Westminster. My research focuses on banking model and bank regulation. My current research applies theoretical models to study the impact of Basel bank regulation and the factors affecting the regulation effectiveness. I am also interested in topics related to credit derivatives and their trading strategies. EC1020 Macroeconomic Principles EC2601 Money and Banking
Dr Apostolos Fasianos Dr Apostolos Fasianos
Lecturer in Economics
Apostolos Fasianos joined the Department of Economics and Finance in October 2020. His main research focuses on the macroeconomic implications of household financial behaviour. Prior to joining Brunel, Apostolos worked as an economist at the Hellenic Ministry of Finance (2017-2020) and the Central Bank of Ireland (2016-2017). He has also been involved in research projects run by the Bank of England and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand on topics related to household consumption, house prices, and indebtedness. He has published articles in a number of journals including the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. Furthermore, from 2017 to 2020, he represented Greece in international fora including the EPC - Ageing Working Group committee at the European Commission and the Working Party 1 on Macroeconomic and Structural Policy Analysis at the OECD. Apostolos holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Limerick, an MSc in Economic Development from the University of Glasgow, and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Athens. His research interests include household finances, housing economics, monetary economics and economic inequalities. household finance, housing economics, monetary economics, fiscal policy, and economic inequalities
Dr Woo-Young Kang Dr Woo-Young Kang
Lecturer in Finance
Woo-Young Kang is a Lecturer in Finance at Brunel University London since 2017 when he completed his PhD in Finance at Cranfield School of Management in the UK. He is also a graduate of Boston University (BA Economics, 2006; MSc Mathematical Finance, 2009) in US and Sogang University (MBA Finance, 2008) in South Korea with finance industry experience. He teaches Financial Markets and Global Financial Markets for the undergraduate and graduate levels, respectively. His research areas are in Asset Pricing, Banking, Financial Markets, Financial Engineering and Corporate Finance. He has published his research in leading international peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, and the Finance Research Letters. His research are being presented at leading academic conferences, such as the meetings of the Southern Finance Association, the Eastern Finance Association and the Southwestern Finance Association. Current additional research: behavioral finance and cryptocurrency Module Leader of EC1030 Financial Markets Module Leader of EC5609 Global Financial Markets
Miss Dilruba Karim Miss Dilruba Karim
Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance
Since completion of my PhD I have been employed as a lecturer at Brunel with a focus on research into banking crises. I am also a visiting researcher at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. I have collaborated on research for the Financial Services Authority, EU Commission, and HM Treasury. Qualifications: PhD Economics (Brunel University) BSc Economics (Brunel University) My research focuses on the prediction of banking crises and their economic impacts. I am interested in Early Warning System design and how policy makers can use such models to avert the costs of crises. In conjunction, my work covers financial regulation and its associated costs. I have examined banking systems in the OECD, Latin America, Caribbean and Asia. Recently my focus has turned to the role of domestic credit in crisis evolution. Undergraduate Programmes Module convenor Macroeconomic Principles (Yr 1) Module contributor Dissertation Module (Yr 3) Postgraduate Programmes Module convenor MSc Banking Module contributor Business Finance Workshop Administration Clearing Admissions Tutor Recruitment and Admissions Committee (RAC) member
Dr Tomoe Moore Dr Tomoe Moore
Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance
Dr. Tomoe Moore joined Brunel University in September 2007. She obtained a Distinction in her MSc from Loughborough University and her Ph.D was funded by the DFID ‘Finance and Development’ program. Previously, she taught at Coventry University, whilst she was a visiting lecturer at Loughborough University. She was engaged with the African Development Bank as a consultant by running seminars on poverty-reduction monetary policy for Central Banks and Ministry of Finance in Easten African countries. Among others, she was invited for a flow of funds workshop as a speaker by the Massachusettse Institute of Technology. Her publication includes such leading international journals as Economica, World Development, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Studies and Journal of Banking and Finance. Qualifications: PhD Economics and Finance (Loughborough) MSc Economics and Finance (Loughborough) BSc Economics (Loughborough) My research interest ranges from macroeconomics to finance in the context of emerging and developing economies. In macroeconomics, I am, in particular, interested in a flow of funds analysis in a general equilibrium framework, and monetary policy for developing economies. Recently, I have been engaged in researching the banking sector and its market structure in relation to profitability and competition. . Postgraduate Programmes Module convenor Quantitative Methods for Business Finance (MSc Business Finance) Bank regulation and macro-prudential policy (MSc Banking and Finance) Administration Director of Postgraduate Research