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Dr Nikos Paltalidis

Associate Professor in Finance


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Associate Professor in Finance in the Business SchoolMHL 163+44 (0) 191 33 45730


Dr. Nikos Paltalidis is Associate Professor of Finance, and Theme Lead in Central Banking and Intermediation in the Centre of Banking, Institutions, and Development (CBID). He is an external examiner at the University of Manchester, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He joined Durham University in 2015 as Assistant Professor, while previously he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth. He was educated at Bangor University of Wales (BA Economics), Cass Business School (MSc Mathematical, Trading and Finance), London School of Economics (Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Summer School), and University of Portsmouth (PhD Economics). He has received the 2017 Dean’s Award for Teaching in Economics & Finance, and has gained experience working for 10 years in the financial industry, at Hargreaves Hale Stockbrokers (U.K.), Frontier Capital Management (London) and Piraeus Bank (Athens), as a market risk quantitative analyst; hedge fund quant modeller, developer & arbitrageur; and portfolio officer in structured products, wholesale & corporate banking. 

Dr. Nikos Paltalidis has a broad interest in empirical and theoretical economics / financial economics, with an emphasis in macro-financial topics, including Macroeconomic Policy, Monetary Policy, Financial Intermediation, Asset Pricing and Behavioral Finance topics. More information is available in his personal webpage.

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Research interests

  • International Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: Monetary Theory and Policy; Fiscal Theory and Policy; Sovereign Debt; Business Cycles
  • Financial Intermediation: Macroprudential Policy and Systemic Risk; Bank Lending; Credit Channel and Credit Cycles; Shadow Banking; Household Financing
  • Asset Pricing and Behavioral Finance: topics in Currencies, Commodities, Bonds, Financial Markets


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