Dr Vitor Leone

Job: Associate Professor in Banking and Finance

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Address: Hugh Aston 3.77

T: 0116 250 6463

E: vitor.leone@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Vitor Leone is an Associate Professor in Banking and Finance.

He holds PhD in Economics from Loughborough University and prior to joining De Montfort University, he worked as Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance in the Department of Economics at Nottingham Trent University. He has  vast experience in the teaching of Econometrics, Financial Economics, International Finance, Financial Decision Making, International Banking and Financial Regulation at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

He worked in the City of London for DTZ currently Cushman & Wakefield one of the top four global real estate advisers as an Econometric Modeller for the Real Estate Economics Forecasting team and subsequently became an Investment Analyst for the Capital Markets division. He also worked as an Econometrician Consultant for Timberlake Consultants participating in projects at the Bank of England, European Central Bank, Great London Authority to cite a few. 

Dr Vitor Leone is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and became a fellow member of the World Business Institute in Australia after receiving the Best Conference Paper Award at the International Business Research Conference-Hawaii-USA.

He has published in journals such as, The International Journal of Finance and Economics, Applied Economics, British Journal of Management, Economics Letters, and The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.

Research group affiliations

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Research interests/expertise

Applied Econometrics, Real Estate Finance, Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions, Asset Prices Bubbles, Portfolio Theory and Financial Literacy. 

Areas of teaching

Econometrics, International Finance, Corporate Finance, Digital Banking and Green Finance


  • PhD in Economics (Loughborough University)
  • MSc in Banking and Finance (Loughborough University)

Courses taught

ACFI3311 International Financial Management

BBMK1003 Essential Business Intelligence and Financial Decision Making

BMFB5004 Investment Banking, Digital Banking and Green Finance

Honours and awards

Best paper award International Business Research Conference-Hawaii-USA (2010)

Membership of external committees

Membership of professional associations and societies: Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and World Business Institute (WBI) Australia

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and World Business Institute (WBI) Australia

Conference attendance

  • 2023 Becoming a Research-Oriented Professor Programme, BAM British Academy of Management
  • 2022 SME Green Finance Forum-Sustainability as strategic imperative and the role of capital markets
  • 2022 5th Loughborough Workshop on Macroeconomic Policies in Emerging and Developing Countries
  • 2019 International Symposium in Finance Crete, Greece.
  • 2018 Gaining Research Funding: An interdisciplinary perspective” British Academy of Management, UK.
  • 2018 Games and Simulations in Accounting and Finance Education, UK Symposium for the Financial Education for Future Entrepreneurs, Aston University, UK.
  • 2018 Keynote speaker and workshop organiser in Quantitative methods applied to public finances and Health. 1st Conference in governance, public finance and health, University of Brasilia, Brazil.
  • 2017 ICAS Conference, Edinburgh UK.
  • 2016: 23rd European Real Estate Society Conference (ERES) Regensburg, Germany.
  • 2015: 8th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business (EMAB), Verona.
  • 2015:  July 23rd -24th 7th Annual American Business Research Conference, New York.
  • 2013: December 24th International Business Research Conference, Las Vegas, USA.
  • 2012: 25th Australasian Banking and Finance Conference, Sydney, Australia
  • 2012: Frontiers of Finance, Warwick University, UK
  • 2011: 13th Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics, Nottingham, UK
  • 2011: Campus for Finance, Germany
  • 2010: The Annual Hawaii International Business  Conference

Recent research outputs

  • Leone V.; and Thompson P. (2023).” Financial literacy and advice perceptions among UK higher education students: an ethnicity tale?”, Review of Economics of Household, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11150-023-09667-5.
  • Manuela R., Dantas, J. A.; Leone, V.; Kimura, H.;(2022). “Effects of the ECL Model on Regulatory Capital in European Banks: IRB and Standardized Approaches”, International Journal of Finance & Banking Studies, 11 (3).
  • Resende, M.F.C., Leone, V., Coleman, S., Torres, D.A.R., (2021). "Technological progress, non-price factors competitiveness, and changes in trade income elasticities: Empirical evidence from South Korea and Hong Kong", European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention, Vol.18, Issue1, April.
  • Hodgkinson, I.R., Hughes P., Leone V. (2020).​ "Collective organisational publicness versus privateness in community sport: a national panel study of local authorities", Sports European Management Quarterly,  https://doi.org/10.1080/16184742.2020.1765403.
  • Leone, V., and Kwabi, F. (2019) "High frequency trading, price discovery and market efficiency in the FTSE100", Economics Letters,181, pp 174-177. 
  • Coleman S., Leone V., De Medeiros O.R. (2018) Latin America Stock Markets and Comovements, International Journal of Finance and Economics, 24 (3), pp. 1109-1129.
  • Leone V., Ravishankar G. (2018) Frontiers of commercial real estate portfolio performance: Are sector-region-efficient diversification strategies a myth or reality? Journal of Property Research, Vol 35-2 , pp 95-116DOI: 10.1080/09599916.2017.1410851.
  • Hughes, P., Hodgkinson, I.R., Leone, V. et al. (2017), Planning to improvise? The role of reasoning in the strategy process: Evidence from Malaysia, Asia Pac J Manag, Vol35-2, pp449-470 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-017-9524-1
  • Ahammad, M. F., Leone, V., Tarba, S. Y., Glaister, K. W. and Arslan, A. (2017), Equity Ownership in Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions by British Firms: An Analysis of Real Options and Transaction Cost Factors. British  Journal of  Management , Vol.28, 2, pp.180–196.

Externally funded research grants information

£1,600.00 seedcorn funding from Nottingham Business School to investigate Financial Literacy among university students.