E Philip Davis is Professor of Banking and Finance at Brunel University and Visiting Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, who also collaborates periodically with the International Monetary Fund. In addition, he is an Accredited Minister of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. A specialist in macroeconomics and finance, his main research interests are financial instability and pension funds, although he also has interests in consumption, institutional investment, international capital markets, banking, corporate finance, financial regulation, Christian economics and the economics of poverty.
Davis left Oxford University in 1980 and worked up till 2000 as an Economist at the Bank of England, with two spells on secondment to the Bank for International Settlements in Basel and the European Monetary Institute in Frankfurt. Davis has published widely in the form of journal articles, working papers and books. Among his books, Debt, Financial Fragility and Systemic Risk and Pension Funds, Retirement-Income Security and Capital Markets, an International Perspective were both published by Oxford University Press in 1995. In 2012 he published The Crisis and the Kingdom with Wipf and Stock which addresses the factors underlying the financial crisis of 2008 from a Christian and an economics perspective.