Dr Antonios Kassanis

Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship Department   

Antonios Kassanis

I have recently joined Aston Business School, having previously taught at the University of Birmingham for a number of years (during and after my doctorate). I have had the opportunity to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and across a diverse range of modules within the Economics / Finance curriculum, i.e. International Investment, Foreign Exchange Markets, International Trade Policy, (Open Economy) Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics. 

The focus of my PhD study at the University of Birmingham was essentially Macroeconomic. Specifically, I employed modern Econometric techniques in order to investigate the feasibility of the Euro area with respect to the transmission of monetary policy. Meanwhile, I held a temporary research position, which allowed me to participate in a (EU-funded) group project whose objective was to examine the ‘security’ and ‘insecurity’ aspects of housing and their wider implications in the economy. The published output of this research has since had an impact on the policy-making decisions of certain European housing authorities. 

Prior to this, I had completed an MSc (Money, Banking & Finance), which allowed me to gain in-depth knowledge in finance-related topics.  

Position: Teaching Fellow 

Phone: +44(0)121 204 3694 Email: a.kassanis@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW1007

  • PhD (Economics), University of Birmingham, UK
  • MSc (Money, Banking & Finance), University of Birmingham, UK
  • BA (Hons) (Financial Economics), Coventry University, UK


  • Teaching Fellow in Finance, Aston Business School (September 2013 - Present)
  • Teaching Fellow/Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham (September 2009 - May 2011)
  • Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, Teaching Assistant (October 2003 - March 2008)
  • Research Associate, OSIS Project, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham (April 2004 - April 2005)


  • Finance Officer, Hellenic Army (August 2008 - August 2009)
  • Euroinvest S A, Financial Advisor (Student Placement) (June 1, 2000 - September 30, 2000)
  • BFM 208 (International Finance, PG) (Module Leader)
  • BF 3334 (International Finance, UG) (Module Leader)
  • I am the course director for MSc Finance and Investment. Currently, I am also contributing further to the teaching activities of the Group by undertaking a number of Security Analysis workshops for MSc students.
  • The links between (Financial & Housing) Assets, Wealth and Spending
  • Financial Econometrics with (mainly) Time-Series
  • Monetary Economics

Administrative Roles and Responsibilities

  • Course Director MSc Finance and Investments, School. (2014 - Present)
  • AOL Steering Committee Representative

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