Dr Gregory James

Job: Reader in Banking and Finance

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 250 6202

E: gregory.james@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://lcbs.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Dr Gregory James is Reader in Banking and Finance at Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University. Before joining DMU in 2016 Gregory was Senior Lecturer 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, and financial economics. 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 Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), and holds the CISI Introduction to Investment qualification.

Gregory has published articles in leading finance and economics journals, including Journal of Banking and Finance, International Journal of Finance and Economics, Economic Inquiry, and Economics Letters. His current research projects focus on infrastructure finance, and green finance. 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 Programme Leader of the MSc International Banking and Finance. He teaches postgraduate courses in banking and finance on the MSc International Banking and Finance, Executive MBA, and MBA for Engineers programmes. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Gregory is a Professional Coach. 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 2 examination.

Research group affiliations

Finance and Banking Research Centre

Research interests/expertise

Banking, corporate finance, financial economics

Areas of teaching

Banking and finance

Qualifications

PhD in Economics 

PG Cert in Professional Coaching 

Courses taught

ACFI5045 Banking Financial Management (MSc International Banking & Finance)

ACFI5085 Financial Decision Making (Executive MBA)

ACFI5086 Project Finance (MBA for Engineers)

Membership of professional associations and societies

Co-founder and President of the International Network of Scholars in Infrastructure and Project Finance

Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

Member of the Association for Coaching

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional licences and certificates

CISI Level 3 Award Introduction to Investment, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) Level 1, Confucius Institute Headquarters

Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England

Bloomberg Market Concepts, Bloomberg

Conference attendance

2018 International Network of Scholars in Infrastructure and Project Finance, Workshop on Sustainable Project Finance

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

Ahiabor, F. S. and James, G. A. (2019), "Domestic lead arranger certification and the pricing of project finance loans”, International Journal of Finance & Economics 24, pp.150-167. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.1654

Ahiabor, F. S., James, G. A., Kwabi. F. O. and Siems, M. M. (2018), "Shareholder protection, stock markets and cross-border mergers”, Economics Letters 171, pp.54-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2018.07.013

Shaban, M. and James, G. A.(2018), "The effects of ownership change on bank performance and risk exposure: Evidence from Indonesia”, Journal of Banking & Finance 88, pp.483-497. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2017.02.002

Key research outputs

Ahiabor, F. S. and James, G. A. (2019), "Domestic lead arranger certification and the pricing of project finance loans”, International Journal of Finance & Economics 24, pp.150-167. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.1654

Shaban, M. and James, G. A.(2018), "The effects of ownership change on bank performance and risk exposure: Evidence from Indonesia”, Journal of Banking & Finance 88, pp.483-497. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2017.02.002

Current research students

Mr Theophilus Lartey, PhD thesis on interbank market performance, First Supervisor

Mr Charles Kariuki, PhD thesis on interbank networks, First Supervisor

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

Internally funded research project information

£1,090: Business and Law EIG Seedcorn Fund and Accounting and Finance Departmental Research Fund "Using Project Finance to Fund Sustainable Energy and Infrastructure Investment", May 2018-July 2018

 

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