Research Associate Emilios Avgouleas holds the International Banking Law and Finance Chair at the University of Edinburgh Law School, where he is also head of the commercial law subject area. Before joining Edinburgh in January 2012, he was University Professor of International Financial Markets and Financial Law at the University of Manchester. He has also held (or is invited to hold) a number of visiting posts with other leading academic institutions, including Duke University, the University of Hong Kong, Harvard University, and Yale Law School. He acts as an external examiner for a substantial part of the London School of Economics (LSE) LLM programs and has served as scientific assessor for numerous European and UK research organizations, including the European Social Fund, the National Science Research Trusts of Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Belgium, the Leverhulme Trust, and the Economic and Social Research Council.
Avgouleas is a qualified lawyer and an expert in financial market regulation, banking law and finance, and global economic governance. He has advised governments, development organizations, and central banks on issues ranging from bank rescues to sovereign debt restructuring and financial stability, and on issues of economic development and market integrity. He is a member of the sovereign debt group of the Financial Markets Law Committee (operating under the auspices of the Bank of England), the Stakeholder Group of the European Banking Authority, and the Royal Economic Society. He is currently conducting research on bail-in and bank resolution (with Charles Goodhart), agency costs of bank leverage, financial stability and monetary policy, financial regulation and long-term growth, lessons from the eurozone crisis for Asian financial integration, and global financial governance and international financial regulation. He lectures and publishes extensively. He is the author of two monographs, Governance of Global Financial Markets: The Law, the Economics, the Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and The Mechanics and Regulation of Market Abuse: A Legal and Economic Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2005), and coauthor, with Sir Ross Cranston, of the latest edition of Principles of Banking Law, forthcoming from OUP in 2016.
Avgouleas holds an LLM in banking and finance law and a Ph.D. in law and economics from the LSE.