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Dr Johan Rewilak

Johan Rewilak

I joined Aston Business School in May 2016 after completing my PhD at the University of Leicester.  Prior to joining Aston, I worked at the University of Huddersfield as a lecturer in economics, and as a research associate on an ESRC-DFID funded project titled 'Finance, politics and growth' which had a strong focus on Africa.

My research interests are broad and stem across two main disciplines: development finance and sports economics.  I am happy to supervise PhDs students in either area.  

Outside academia I am a keen runner and footballer having 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” 
  • BF3334 International Finance (Final year undergraduate)
  • BFM206 Business Finance (Postgraduate)
  • 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
  • Rewilak, J., 2018. The impact of financial crises on the poor. Journal of International Development 30, 3-19
  • Rewilak, J., 2017. The role of financial development in poverty reduction.  Review of Development Finance 7(2), 169-176. 
  • 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