Dr Gregory James is a Reader in Banking and Finance in the Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University (DMU). Before joining DMU in 2016, Gregory was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Leicester.
Gregory's research interests are in the area of banking, corporate finance, financial economics, infrastructure and project finance, green finance, FinTech, and cryptocurrencies. He is the co-founder and president of the International Network of Scholars in Infrastructure and Project Finance (INSPF), an organisation that fosters and promotes international collaboration between academics and practitioners of infrastructure and project finance. He is also a member of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) and Affiliate Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).
Gregory has published articles in leading finance and economics journals, including Journal of Banking and Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, International Journal of Finance and Economics, Economic Inquiry, and Economics Letters. His current research projects focus on the UK interbank market, EU interbank networks, the pricing of project finance deals, the impact of green certification on the pricing of US green bonds, the barriers to renewable energy adoption in developing countries, the project financing of renewable energy projects in high-risk investment environments, and central bank digital currencies. He 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.
Gregory is the Programme Leader of the MSc International Banking and Finance programme at DMU. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules in banking, finance, and investment, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Gregory is a Professional Coach. He is an Associate Member (OMAC) of the Association for Coaching. He holds a PG Cert in Professional Coaching, and coaches across the public and private sectors, focusing on performance, leadership, and career development. He enjoys learning Mandarin in his spare time, and is currently working towards the HSK Level 3 examination.