Stefanos Ioannou obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Leeds in 2016. Prior to his doctoral studies he completed an MPhil in Economics at the University of Athens (2012) and an MSc in Finance at Newcastle University (2009). His major research fields are banking and finance, macroeconomics, economic geography, and political economy. He has an extensive experience in quantitative methods, particularly in time series and panel data econometrics, while he has also led fieldwork research in Latin America. Stefanos is currently involved in the research project 'Cities in Global Financial Networks: Finance and Development in the 21st Century'.
Research Associate in Finance and Geography
- Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College
- Member of the Economy and Society: Transformations and Justice research cluster
- Ioannou, S. and Wójcik, D. (2021) Finance, globalization and urban primacy. Economic Geography.
- Ioannou, S., Wójcik, D. and Pazitka, V. (2021) Financial centre bias in sub-sovereign credit ratings. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 70: 1-19.
- Ioannou, S. and Wójcik, D. (2020) Finance and growth nexus: An international analysis across cities. Urban Studies, 58(1): 223-242.
- Wójcik, D. and Ioannou, S. (2020) COVID-19 and finance: market developments so far and potential impacts on the financial sector and centres. Journal of Economic and Social Geography, 111(3): 387-400.
- Ioannou, S. and Wójcik, D. (2019) On financialization and its future. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 51(1): 263-271.
- Ioannou, S., Wójcik, D. and Dymski, G. (2019) Too-Big-To-Fail: Why Megabanks Have Not Become Smaller Since the Global Financial Crisis? Review of Political Economy, 31(3): 356-381.
- Ioannou, S. (2018) Sovereign Ratings, Macroeconomic Dynamics, and Fiscal Policy. Interactions within a Stock Flow Consistent Framework. Metroeconomica, 69(1): 151-177.
- Ioannou, S. and Mattos, O. (2018) Taking a Leap Towards a Real World Macroeconomics Teaching. International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 9(4): 391-405.
- Ioannou, S. (2017) Credit Rating Downgrades and Sudden Stops of Capital Flows in the Eurozone. Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy, 8(3).
- Ioannou, S. (2020) Credit Rating Agencies in the Era of Neoliberal Capitalism. In, Knox-Hayes, J. and Wójcik, D. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Financial Geography. Routledge, London.
- Sawyer, M. and Ioannou, S. (2017) Financialisation, Economy, Society and Sustainable Development: An Overview.. FESSUD Project, Working Paper Series, No. 206.
- Dymski, G. and Ioannou, S. (2014) Greece’s Economic Crisis and Eurozone Crisis: There are Various Alternatives. World Economics Association (WEA) Conferences, No. 2 2014, Greece and Austerity Policies: Where Next for its Economy and Society?, 20th October to 21st December 2014.
- Ioannou, S. (2016) The Political Economy of Credit Rating Agencies. The Case of Sovereign Ratings.
Stefanos has worked as a full- time lecturer in Economics (University College Cork, 2016- 17). He has led a variety of undergraduate modules, including intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, as well as advanced theories of macroeconomics and finance. He has also taught financial economics at a postgraduate level.
Throughout his doctoral studies, Stefanos was also active as a seminar leader in several modules, including intermediate statistics and postgraduate level econometrics.
He is currently responsible for the delivering of tutorials for the module 'Geographies of Finance', led by Prof. Dariusz Wójcik.