Nikos Paltalidis is Associate Professor of Finance. He joined Durham University in 2015 as Assistant Professor, while previously he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth. He was educated at Bangor University of Wales (BA Economics), Cass Business School (MSc Mathematical, Trading and Finance), London School of Economics (Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Summer School), and University of Portsmouth (PhD Economics). He 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. Dr. Nikos Paltalidis has a broad interest in empirical and theoretical economics / financial economics, with an emphasis in macro-financial topics, including Macroeconomic Policy, Monetary Policy, Financial Intermediation, and Household Finance.