Dimitri Vayanos

Professor of Finance
Head of the Department of Finance
and Director of the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality
London School of Economics


Dimitri Vayanos is Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics, where he also heads the Department of Finance and directs the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality. He received his undergraduate degree from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and his PhD from MIT. Prior to joining the LSE, he was faculty member at Stanford and MIT. His research, published in leading economics and finance journals, such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Review of Financial Studies, focuses on financial markets, and especially on what drives market liquidity, why asset prices can differ from assetsí fundamental values, why bubbles and crises can occur, and what are appropriate regulatory and policy responses. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Research Fellow at CEPR and a former Director of its Financial Economics program, a Research Associate at NBER, a former Director of the American Finance Association, and a former Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies.

Contact Information

Department of Finance, Room OLD 3.41
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
tel: +44-20-79556382
fax: +44-20-78494647
e-mail: d.vayanos (with extension @lse.ac.uk)

Last update: 14 March 2016

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