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Nikolaos Papanikolaou

Senior Lecturer in Finance, Newcastle University

My research interests are as follows:
Banking: risk management, regulation & supervision, market structure & competition, efficiency & productivity analysis.
Financial accounting: transparency, disclosure, data manipulation, fraud.
Finance: financial engineering, securitisation, financial derivatives, off-balance-sheet leverage, hedging, speculation, Fintech, alternative finance, innovation.
Financial stability: systemic risk, procyclicality, liquidity, contagion, compliance.
Monetary economics: monetary policy transmission, quantitative easing, interest rates and economic growth, bank stress tests.
Corporate finance: earnings management, corporate governance, corporate culture, reputational risk.

I have conducted a number of research projects individually and in collaboration with scholars from UK Universities and also from abroad, and have developed a broad research network. My research has been published in a number of highly-ranked (ABS 3*) academic journals (Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Financial Stability; Journal of Financial Services Research; Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments; Business Strategy and the Environment; Economics Letters; European Journal of Finance, etc.). I have presented my studies in numerous international conferences and other high-impact events. In this context, I have received several awards and distinctions for my research.

I have worked at the Business School of Bournemouth University as a Senior Lecturer (Research) in Accounting and Finance. Before joining BU, I was working as Assistant Professor in Banking and Finance at the University of Sussex. Furthermore, I hold the position of Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Luxembourg and also various academic positions at the University of Glasgow, University of Bath, and University of Essex. In the recent past, I have held visiting academic positions at Stern School of Business at New York University, the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois, and the Department of Banking and Finance at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Finance, University of Newcastle