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Kyriakos Neanidis


  • 3.019 Arthur Lewis Building, School of Social Sciences, Oxford Road

    M13 9PL Manchester

    United Kingdom

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Kyriakos received his BSc (1998) and MSc (2000) degrees in Economics from the University of Macedonia, Greece, and obtained his PhD degree (2004) from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, USA. He joined the University of Manchester in 2004. He is also a research associate of the Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research (CGBCR).

Research interests

Specific research interests:

Keywords: economic growth; economic development; fiscal policy; foreign aid; crime; organised crime; financial dollarization; banking regulation

Kyriakos's research activity has covered a wide range of theoretical and empirical topics in development macroeconomics, with focus on issues that relate to economic growth, fiscal policy, macroprudential regulation, foreign aid, and financial dollarization. Most recently, the economics of crime and the long-run implications of colonialism have become major interests.

Further information


Phd Students:

  • Josefina Fabiani, "Essays on International Macroeconomics: Evidence from Cross-Border Financial Flows." Awarded 2023, University of Manchester.
  • Margaris, Panagiotis, "The Macroeconomic Effects of Public Health Insurance" (with James Banks). Awarded 2018, University of Manchester.
  • Masino, Serena, "Essays on Innovation, Human Capital, and Economic Instability" (with Edmund Amann). Awarded 2014, University of Manchester. 
  • Rana, Maria Paola, "Essays on Crime, Institutions, and Economic Growth" (with Keith Blackburn). Awarded 2014, University of Manchester.
  • Papadopoulou, Vea, "Institutions, Crime, and Economic Development" (with Keith Blackburn). Awarded 2012, University of Manchester.
  • Wang, Yuanyuan, "The Business Cycle in China: National and Regional Characteristics" (with Ralf Becker, Keith Blackburn and Xiaobing Wang). Awarded 2011, University of Manchester.
  • Savva, Christos S., (Volatility and Correlations in Financial Markets and Macroeconomics) (with Len Gill and Denise Osborn). Awarded 2006, University of Manchester.

Other teaching information

Current teaching:

  • ECON60411 Macroeconomics (Compulsory - Masters)
  • ECON10262/20262 Macroeconomics 2 (Compulsory - First and Second Year Undergraduate)

Past teaching:

  • ECON60811 Mathematics for Economists (Compulsory - Masters)
  • ECON60182 International Trade Theory (Elective - Masters)
  • BMAN60031 International Trade and Capital Flows (Compulsory - Masters)
  • ECON30100 PPE Dissertation - Economics (Elective - Third Year Undergraduate)
  • ECON30621 International Monetary Economics (Elective - Third Year Undergraduate)
  • ECON30622 International Trade (Elective - Third Year Undergraduate and Postgraduate Diploma)


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures


  • economic growth
  • economic development
  • fiscal policy
  • foreign aid
  • crime
  • organised crime
  • financial dollarization
  • banking regulation


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