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Durham University

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Dr Nikos Paltalidis, BA, MSc, PhD, PGCAP, FHEA

Assistant Professor in Finance in the Business School

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Nikos joined Durham University Business School in September 2015, following his postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Portsmouth. He holds a BA in Economics from Bangor University of Wales, a MSc in Mathematical, Trading and Finance from Cass Business School, City University of London, a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Portsmouth, a Certificate in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, in Programming from Darden College, Old Dominion University, US, in Astrophysics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) from Durham University. Nikos is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the American Economic Association, the Royal Economic Society, the European Economic Association, and the Euro Area Business Cycle Network.


Nikos studies and examines issues in macroeconomics, macro-finance, and financial intermediation (banking). His policy-oriented research combines empirical and theoretical economics/financial economics, and employs Bayesian financial and macro-econometrics, Econophysics within a Gaussian framework, Economic Networks and Information Theory, Equilibrium Theory, Dynamic Optimization and Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) models.

Nikos 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. 

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Research Groups

Business School

Research Interests

  • Financial Intermediation - Banking: Macroprudential Policy and Systemic Risk; Bank Lending Channel and Credit Cycles; Household Financing; Shadow Banking
  • International Finance and Macro-Finance: Asset Markets Frictions and Asset Pricing; Behavioural Finance; Portfolio Choice
  • Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: Monetary Theory and Policy; Fiscal Theory and Policy; Sovereign Debt; Business Cycles



Selected Grants

  • 2013: Paltalidis, N., Collins, A., Jones, D., “Constructing and operating marine technology into sustained green growth”. Natural Environmental Research Council (N.E.R.C.): £11,332.
  • 2013: Paltalidis, N., Renatas, K., Vergos, K., “The Role of the Credit Default Swap Market in the Credit Crunch”. Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth: £3,500.