Short Bio: Macro-Financial Economist
Nikos Paltalidis is Associate Professor of Macro-Finance at Durham University Business School and Theme Lead of Central Banking and Intermediation in the Centre for Banking, Institutions and Development (CBID). He was born in Athens, and grew up in Anavyssos. At age 16 he was invited by the National Observatory of Athens to attend the 2nd Astrophysics Summer School and won the Astrophysics Competition Award organized by the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing. Nikos received his PhD in Economics from the University of Portsmouth with the supervision of Renatas Kizys, Dimitrios Gounopoulos, and Ioannis Chatziantoniou. He has also studied at Cass Business School, City University of London (MSc MTF), at the London School of Economics (Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, summer school) and at Bangor, University of Wales (BA Econ), among other.
Nikos joined Durham University in 2015 as Assistant Professor of Macro-Finance. Previously, he was Research Fellow in the University of Portsmouth and worked in the financial industry at Hargreaves Hale Stockbrokers (U.K.), Frontier Capital Management (London), and Piraeus Bank (Athens). He has a broad interest in empirical and theoretical economics / financial economics, with an emphasis in macroeconomic policy and its interaction with credit conditions, economic activity, and the financial markets. At the heart of his research is the following question: How macroeconomic policies and developments affect real outcomes such as bank lending, economic growth, credit and liquidity conditions, and the financial markets? While his work covers various topics, his main contributions are in three areas: the effect of monetary policy in bank lending, and in pension funds' risk incentives, as well as on the effect of macroprudential policy in the architecture of the financial system and the propagation of systemic risk.