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Dr Vitor Leone

Job: Associate Professor in Banking and Finance and Programme Leader for MSc International Finance and Investment

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: Hugh Aston 3.77

T: 0116 250 6463




Personal profile

Dr Vitor Leone is an Associate Professor in Banking and Finance and Programme Leader for MSc International Finance & Investment.

He holds PhD in Economics from Loughborough University and prior to joining De Montfort University (09/2016) he worked as Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance in the Department of Economics at Nottingham Trent University (from 2008 to 2016) 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 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.

Publications and outputs

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

  • 2019: International Symposium in Finance (ISF 2019) Crete, Greece
  • 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

  • Resende, M.F.C., Leone, V., Coleman, S., Torres, D.A.R., (Forthcoming). "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.
  • 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,, (ABS3).
  • 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. (2019) 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. (2018), Planning to improvise? The role of reasoning in the strategy process: Evidence from Malaysia, Asia Pac J Manag, Vol35-2, pp449-470
  • 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.