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Prof. Emilios Avgouleas

Emilios Avgouleas
  • Senior research fellow
  • Area leader law & finance

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Emilios Avgouleas holds the International Banking Law and Finance Chair at the University of Edinburgh, and is the founding director of the Edinburgh LLM in International Banking Law and Finance. Emilios is currently a visiting research professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong (HKU), and a senior fellow and visiting professor at the LUISS School of European Political Economy, Rome. Between 2008 and 2017 he served, at different times, as a distinguished visiting professor, visiting professor, visiting professorial fellow and senior research scholar at Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University, Duke Law School, CUPL (China-Europe School of Law), and the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Emilios is a leading international expert on public policy and financial reform, banking theory, banking and capital markets regulation, law and finance, and global economic governance. His current technology-related research focuses on derivatives and securities markets’ infrastructure. With Professor A. Kiayias he develops models for the use of blockchain technology to lower transaction costs, enhance investor control over their investments, and optimize risk management in financial markets, as well as examining the impact of such innovations on financial market governance and systemic risk distribution.

Emilios Avgouleas