Areas of expertise
Monetary Economics, Financial Markets and Risk Management
Kevin Dowd is professor of finance and economics at Durham University and a partner with Cobden Partners (London). He has taught for many years risk management, financial markets management, monetary theory and economics at the Universities of Sheffield and Nottingham. He is Emeritus Professor at the University of Nottingham. He offers consultancy to numerous financial institutions, including the Irish, English and Dutch Central Banks. He is a fellow at the Pensions Institute, Cass Business School, City University London. Professor Dowd is affiliated with numerous policy institutes including Cato Institute (Washington), the Cobden Centre (London), the Institute of Economic Affairs (London), the Istituto Bruno Leoni (Turin) and the Taxpayers’ Alliance (London). He is an associate editor or member of the editorial board of the following journals: Cato Journal; International Journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance, and Management; Journal of Accounting and Finance; Journal of International and Global Economic Studies; Journal of Risk; Journal of Risk Model Validation; and Qualitative Research in Financial Markets. In addition to his many publications in scholarly journals, he is the author of a great number of books dealing with financial risk management. He is the co-author (with Martin Hutchinson) of “Alchemists of Loss: How Modern Finance and Government Intervention Crashed the Financial System” (Wiley, 2010) which has turned into a best-seller probing into the causes for the current financial crisis and its possible outcome. His research interests cover private money and free banking or laissez-faire financial and monetary systems, financial regulation, central banking, financial risk management and, more recently, risk disclosure, pensions and longevity risk, the current financial crisis.