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Professor Kent Matthews

Professor Kent Matthews

Sir Julian Hodge Professor of Banking and Finance

Cardiff Business School

Email:
matthewsk@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
029 2087 5855
Location:
D09a, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
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Primary research interests

  • Modelling and forecasting the macro economy
  • Monetary and credit influences on the economy
  • Money and banking deregulation in developing economies
  • Economics of the underground economy (including violent injury determination)

PhD supervision research interests

  • Banking markets
  • Development of competitiveness in emerging market economies
  • Price and cost margins in banking

Research projects

  • 2010-2014 - Welsh Water Authority (£100,000) – fund PhD student to conduct research on water utility efficiency models
  • 2008-2010 - ESRC (£167,297) - Modelling nominal rigidities with Dr Vo Le
  • 2006-2008 - British Association, to examine managerial efficiency in Chinese banks, £7000
  • 2002-2003 - British Association, to examine the micro determinants of violent injury in Cardiff with Dr Peter Morgan £5,000
  • 2000 - ESRC Seminar Programme for Money, Macro, Finance Research Group with Prof. M Wickens (York) £12,000
  • 1997-1999 - ESRC Seminar Programme for Money, Macro, Finance Research Group with Prof. M Wickens (York) £15,000
  • 1994-1996 - ESRC Seminar Programme for Money, Macro, Finance Research Group with Prof. K Cuthbertson (City Univ. Bus School) and Prof. Michael Moore (Queens Belfast) £7,000
  • 1993-1994 - Welsh Development Agency, to develop a regional VAR model for Wales, with C Ioannidis & K Morgan (Cardiff Bus School) £9,500
  • 1992-1994 - ESRC Money Macro Finance Research Group with Prof. David Currie (London Bus School) £10,000
  • 1991-1992 - IFREMER/EEC collaboration with C Ioannidis to construct an econometric model of the fresh fish market in France and Italy £13,300
  • 1986, 1988 - Nuffield Foundation Travel grants for collaborative work on the US Interwar labour market £2,400
  • 1978-1991 - Collaboration with Prof. Patrick Minford on Liverpool Modelling projects funded by the ESRC. Total research grants approx.

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