Dimitri Vayanos

Professor of Finance,
Director of the Financial Markets Group,
Director of the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality,
and Fellow of the British Academy,
London School of Economics


Dimitri Vayanos is Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics, where he also directs the Financial Markets Group and the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Director and former Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies, 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 Head of the LSE Finance Department. 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 assets’ fundamental values, why bubbles and crises can occur, and what are appropriate regulatory and policy responses. He is a former editor of the blog Greek Economists for Reform, one of the editors of the book “Beyond Austerity: Reforming the Greek Economy”, and one of the authors of the European Safe Bonds (ESBies) proposal.

Contact Information

Department of Finance, Room CON1.05
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: 03 July 2019