Portrait of Dr Vasileios Pappas

Dr Vasileios Pappas

Senior Lecturer in Finance


Dr Vasileios Pappas is currently a Senior Lecturer in Finance and Director of Studies for the BSc in Finance and Investment at Kent Business School, University of Kent. Vasileios holds a BSc in Economics (University of Piraeus), an MSc in Money, Banking & Finance and a PhD in Economics (both from Lancaster University). He has worked as a Senior Research Associate in GOLCER, Lancaster University and as a Lecturer in Finance at the University of Bath.

Research interests

Vasileios’s core research interests lie in the areas of banking, finance and financial econometrics. In particular, and within the banking domain he investigates differences (e.g., risk, efficiency, profitability, productivity) between bank types (e.g., Islamic, community and commercial banks). 

Vasileios is research active in studies related to the financial contagion and price clustering literature. With regards to financial econometrics, he investigates the forecasting performance of realised volatility models and the impact of (co-)jumps among others.


Vasileios’s teaching comprises International Banking, Introduction to Financial Markets & Instruments, Financial Econometrics and Fundamentals of Finance & Investments.


Vasileios welcomes applications related to his core research interests.

Current Supervisees

  • Athina Petropoulou: The financial stability of US Community banks.
  • Sherrihan Radi: Essays on corporate bond dynamics.
  • Aamina Khurram: The systemic relationship of dual banking system geared by competition stability/ fragility nexus.
  • Ioanna Lachana: The impact of unstructured social media data on financial markets. 


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

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