Dr Gregory James

Job: Reader in Banking and Finance

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: Leicester Castle Business School CV0.01, De Montfort University

T: 0116 250 6202

E: gregory.james@dmu.ac.uk

W: lcbs.ac.uk


Personal profile


Dr Gregory James joined Leicester Castle Business School in September 2016 as a Reader in Banking and Finance. Before coming to De Montfort University he was Senior Lecturer in Economics in the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University. Dr James received his PhD in Economics from the University of Leicester. His research interests are in the area of banking, corporate finance, and financial economics.

Dr James is Programme Leader of the MSc Global Banking and Finance and Chair of the Castle Management Board. He teaches graduate courses in banking and finance and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Dr James has published articles in leading finance and economics journals, including Journal of Banking and Finance and Economic Inquiry. He is Co-Director of the Finance and Banking Research Group (FiBRe) at De Montfort University whose mission is to promote innovative research in all areas of finance and banking. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies and is also an Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Commerce and Finance.

Research interests/expertise

Banking, Corporate Finance, Financial Economics

Areas of teaching

Banking and Finance


PhD in Economics

Courses taught

LCBS5009 Banking Theory and Practice

LCBS5051 Financial Decision Making

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Conference attendance

2017 International Finance and Banking Society Oxford Conference

2016 European Conference on Banking and the Economy 

2016 Portsmouth-Fordham Conference on Banking and Finance

2016 International Finance and Banking Society Barcelona Conference

2015 International Finance and Banking Society Oxford Conference

2014 International Finance and Banking Society Lisbon Conference  

Recent research outputs

Shaban, M., James, G.A. (2017). 'The effects of ownership change on bank performance and risk exposure: Evidence from Indonesia', Journal of Banking and Finance. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2017.02.002

Externally funded research grants information

£520,526: ESRC “Law, Development and Finance in Rising Powers”, award ES/J012491/1, Co-Investigator (Principal Investigator: S. Deakin, University of Cambridge), April 2013-March 2015

 £130,761: ESRC “Financial Development in Southeast Asia: Sources and Effectiveness”, award PTA-026-27-1437, Principal Investigator, September 2007-August 2009


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