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I joined Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester in January 2015. I previously held appointments at Bank of Japan, Institute for Monetary and Economics Studies (2014) and at University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg School of Finance (2011-2014). I hold a Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University and received both my B.A. in International Relations and M.A. in International Political Economy from University of Tsukuba.

Research interests

Recent working papers

Recent Publication

Research Interests

  • Informational (In)efficiency of Financial Markets, Price Discovery, Market Microstructure.
  • Investors' communication and interaction, and their impact on their Belief and Decision making (with application of Textual analysis and Social/Linguistic Anthropological approaces).
  • Market perceptions of political uncertainty, Energy and Carbon market, High-frequency/Low-latency tradings, Risk neutral densities/moments

In my research, I investigate aspects of financial economics, particularly the informational (in)efficiency of financial markets (e.g. market microstructure, price discovery process). I am currently working on research topics such as Retail investors' communication in social media, Climate change-Energy transition risks on financial institutions, Political event risk.

Ongoing projects 

  • Retail Investors' Communication in Social Media
  • Risk connectedness of financial institutions


Semester 2

  • BMAN10552 Fundamentals of Finance (UG Year 1)
  • BMAN20072 Investment Analysis (UG Year 2)

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Sustainable Futures
  • Digital Futures


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