Professor Roman Matousek is Professor of Banking and Finance and Deputy Director of Kent Business School responsible for international collaboration and partnership. He is also a member of the prestigious Chartered Association of Business Schools (ABS) International Committee. Roman served as Head of Research and Director of the Research Centre for EMEA Banking, Finance and Economics. Before joining Kent University Roman was a Professor of Finance at Sussex University.
As Deputy School Director for Internationalisation, Roman has been closely collaborating with the leading Universities in China, Europe and North America. Based on his extensive academic activities in China and ASEAN region, Roman is an expert on higher education in China and other South-East Asian countries.
His research is predominantly focused on theoretical and empirical inquiry into issues of international banking, bank regulation, microeconomics of banking and monetary policy. He has extensively published in leading academic journals that include Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, European Journal of Operational Research, Decision Systems, Review of International Economics, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Journal of Comparative Economics among others.
He has organised a number of major conferences including most recently the conference on Economic Transition: Money, Banking and Finance. He is the author of several professional books on money and banking and has frequently been invited as a keynote speaker at the International conferences in Europe, USA and Asia. Roman was a Visiting Research Fellow at London Business School, Birmingham University. He received a prestigious Pew Fellowship from Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, (USA). Roman was also a Visiting Professor at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
Roman currently serves as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Banking & Finance and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money (Elsevier). He is also the Managing Editor of International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance (Inderscience).
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Roman's research has been predominantly focused on theoretical and empirical issues in bank efficiency, microeconomics of banking, financial crises, regulation, monetary policy and international finance. He has recently received a research grant worth £110,000 to investigate the bottlenecks of the financial integration process in new EU countries. In 2017, Roman was awarded the grant from the British Academy to investigate the impact of the global financial crisis and spillovers of US monetary policy into the Asian economies with the special emphasis on Vietnam.
Roman serves as an Associate Editor of Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money; Journal of Banking and Finance and Managing Editor of International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance. He also chaired the Research Centre for EMEA Banking, Finance and Economics.back to top
Roman has extensive teaching experience in the area of International Banking, Microeconomics of Banking, Financial Economics, Monetary Economics and Risk Management.
Professor Roman Matousek is Programme Director of the MSc International Banking and Finance programme.back to top
Roman has been working on a regular basis on consultancy projects as an external consultant for the consultancy firm: Global Analytics, London. He used to be Senior Fellow at London Financial Academy and involved in organizing and delivering executive courses in the UK and overseas particularly in Africa, Middle East & Asia.
Roman has a record of successful PhD supervision in the area of Banking and Finance. He used to be the convenor for a PhD programme in Accounting, Banking and Finance.