Dr Vitor Leone

Job: Programme Leader in Banking and Finance, Leicester Castle Business School

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: Hugh Aston 3.81

T: 0116 2506463

E: vitor.leone@dmu.ac.uk

W: dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Vitor Leone joined Leicester Castle Business School in September 2016 as Senior Lecturer in Banking Finance and Program Leader for the BSc (Hons) Global Finance.

He holds PhD in Economics from Loughborough University and prior to joining De Montfort University he worked as a Lecturer in Economics and Finance at the Nottingham Business School having vast experience in the teaching of Econometrics, Financial Economics and International Finance 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 in the world 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 lives in Leicestershire, and is passionate about sports and Arsenal Football Club.

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, Banking, International Finance, Portfolio Theory


PhD in Economics (Loughborough University), MSc in Banking and Finance (Loughborough University), MBA in Finance (IBMEC-Brazil), BSc in Economics (UFMG-Brazil)

Courses taught

ACFI3311 International Financial Management

LCBS 5012 International Banking and Financial Regulations

LCBS5051 Financial Decision Making

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

  • 2016: 23rd European Real Estate Society Conference (ERES) Regensburg, Germany.
  • 2015: 8th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business (EMAB), Verona, Italy.
  • 2015: July 23rd -24th 7th Annual American Business Research Conference, New York, USA.
  • 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
  • 2010: The Annual Hawaii International Business Conference, USA.

Recent research outputs

  • 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'. Brit J Manage, 28: 180–196. doi:10.1111/1467-8551.12215 (ABS 4)

  • 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 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-017-9524-1 (ABS 3)

  • Leone V., Coleman S. (2015). ‘An investigation of regime shifts in UK commercial property returns: a time series analysis’. Applied Economics, Vol. 47, No. 60, 6479–6492,. Capes/Qualis A

  • Leone V., & Medeiros O. (2015).‘ Signalling the Dotcom Bubble: A Multiple Changes in Persistence Approach’,  The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 55, 77–86. Capes/Qualis A

  • Leone V. (2011). ‘From Property Companies to REITS: The Impact of Economics and Property Factors on the UK Listed Property Market’, Economic Issues, Volume 16, Part1, March. http://www.economicissues.org.uk/Vol16.html#a2

  • Leone V., & Leger L. (2008) ‘Generating Innovations in Economic Variables’, Applied Financial Economics Letters, Volume 4, Issue 6 November 2008 , pages 409 – 415

  • Leone V., Leger L. (2008) ‘Changes in the Risk Structure of Stock Returns: Consumer Confidence and the Dotcom Bubble’, Review of Financial Economics, 2008, vol. 17, issue 3, pages 228-244

Externally funded research grants information

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

Professional esteem indicators

External Examiner University of East London

Acting Associate Editor Economic Issues


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