Dr Johan Rewilak

Johan Rewilak

I joined Aston Business School in May 2016 after spending two years working close to my hometown in West Yorkshire, at the University of Huddersfield as a lecturer in economics. 

Prior to that I spent almost ten years in the East Midlands studying at both the University of Leicester and the University of Nottingham.  I have also worked as a research associate on an ESRC-DFID funded project “Finance, politics and growth” which had a strong focus on Africa.

Outside academia I have a strong interest in sports.  I am a keen runner and footballer and have competed at a high level in both.

Position: Lecturer
Phone:+44(0)121 204 3150
Email: j.rewilak@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW1020B
  • BA Economics with Arthur Pool Memorial Prize, University of Leicester, 2008
  • MSc, Economics and Development Economics, University of Nottingham, 2009
  • PhD Financial Economics, University of Leicester, 2013


  • 2016 – Present: Lecturer in Finance, Aston Business School, Aston University.
  • 2014 – 2016: Lecturer in Economics, The Business School, University of Huddersfield
  • 2012-2013: Research Associate on ESRC-DFID project “Finance, politics and growth”


  • Development Finance
  • Financial Stability
  • Economic growth
  • Poverty reduction


I am prepared to supervise research students in any area of my research interest and additionally in certain development economics topics. 

  • American Economic Association
  • American Finance Association
  • Royal Economics Society


  • Fielding, D., Rewilak, J., 2015. Credit Booms, financial fragility and banking crises.  Economics Letters 136, 233-236.
  • Rewilak, J., 2013. Finance is good for the poor but it depends where you live.  Journal of Banking and Finance 37(5), 1451-1459