Faculty of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences | School of Humanities and Social Sciences | Economics and International Studies

Dr Ali Kabiri

Head of Economics/Reader in Economics


Dr Kabiri is Head of the Dept. of Economics and International Studies and Co-director of the MSc in Money Banking and Central Banking. He studied Investment and Banking at ICMA, Reading University and then continued at the LSE and Cass Business School where he earned a PhD in Finance specialising in measuring asset bubbles. From 2010-12 he was a Lecturer in Economics at Cass.

Dr Ali Kabiri

He has been a Research Associate at the LSE Financial Markets Group (FMG) since 2012 and is an Honorary Lecturer at UCL in the Dept of Clinical Educational and Health Psychology. He has been a Visiting Research Scholar at Columbia University, Princeton University, Rutgers University and Yale School of Management in the USA. His research interests include financial frictions, behavioural economics and economic/financial History. He is currently working with Princeton University and UCL- Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty (CSDU) on the role of psychology during economic booms and recessions.

You can contact Ali on ali.kabiri@buckingham.ac.uk


Ali Kabiri, The Great Crash of 1929: A Reconciliation of Theory and Evidence (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

D. Chambers & A. Kabiri, “Keynes and Wall Street”, Business History Review 19 (2016), 301-328

M Spatareanu, V Manole and A Kabiri “Bank distress and firms’ investment during the Great Recession – evidence from Ireland” Applied Economics Letters 24 (2016)

D.D. Coffman & A.K. Kabiri, “Fiscal systems and fiscal union: Historical variety and policy challenges”, in I. Cardinale, D.D. Coffman & R. Scazzieri (eds), The Political Economy of the Eurozone (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), ch.13

Spatareanu, Mariana, Manole, Vlad and Kabiri, Ali (2018) Exports and bank shocks: evidence from matched firm-bank data. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics. ISSN 0954-349X

M Spatareanu, V Manole and A Kabiri “Do Bank Liquidity Shocks Hamper Firms’ Innovation?” International Journal of Industrial Organization (2019)

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