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Dr Damian Damianov, MBA, PhD

Associate Professor (Reader) in Economics and Finance in the Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45528
Room number: MHL 141

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Mini Biography

Damian Damianov joined Durham University Business School in July 2013 as an Associate Professor (Reader) in Economics and Finance. Prior to that, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Texas Pan American. His research interests are in the areas of financial economics (real estate finance and household finance) and microeconomic theory.


Damian Damianov completed his PhD at the University of Heidelberg in 2006 and started the same year as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Texas Pan American where he was granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. He joined Durham University Business School as an Associate Professor (Reader) in Economics and Finance in July 2013. 

Damian's current research focuses on issues in real estate markets and household finance. He is working on topics such as the causes for mortgage default, the reasons for property tax non-compliance, the interdependence between housing and mortgage markets, the formation of house price bubbles, and the characteristics of real estate investment trusts (REITs) as a vehicle for property investment. 

Damian has been regularly teaching the modules Derivative Markets and Advanced Financial Theory on the Masters in Finance programme, and is currently also teaching a newly created module in Real Estate Finance for final year undergraduate students.

Research Groups

Business School

Research Interests

  • Financial Economics
  • Household Finance
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Real Estate Finance