Biography

I joined Keele Business School in September 2013 as a Lecturer in Finance. Prior to this, I worked as an Assistant Professor of Finance at Copenhagen Business School, in Denmark. I hold a PhD in Economics from Michigan State University, USA.

Research and scholarship

My research agenda focuses on asset pricing and behavioural finance. I'm particularly interested in investigating the role of psychological and sociological forces in the context of the investment decision making process and their impact on the dynamics of financial markets. 

I am interested in supervising PhDs in the areas of

  • Behavioural biases impacting investment decisions
  • Investor sentiment
  • Local trading bias

Teaching

  • FIN-40019 Financial Derivatives (postgraduate).
    In this module students examine in depth the pricing of options, forwards, futures, and swaps; they also learn how derivatives can be employed by firms and financial institutions for risk management, speculation, and arbitrage.
  • ECO-30048 Risk Management with Derivatives
  • ECO-20045 Banking (undergraduate)
    In this module students explore how the financial system works, how commercial banks operate, and how central banks employ the tools at their disposal to conduct their monetary policies and achieve a range of goals concerning inflation, economic activity, and the stability of financial markets.

Previously, I've also taught:

  • Corporate Finance - at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
  • Risk Management & Corporate Finance - at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
  • Microeconomics - at Michigan State University, and at the University of Nevada-Reno, USA.
  • Macroeconomics - at Michigan State University, USA.
  • Money, Banking & Financial Markets - at Michigan State University, USA.

Selected Publications

  • Feldman T and Lepori G. 2016. Asset price formation and behavioral biases. Review of Behavioral Finance, vol. 8(2), 137-155. doi> full text>
  • Lepori G. 2016. Air pollution and stock returns: Evidence from a natural experiment. Journal of Empirical Finance, vol. 35, 25-42. doi> link>
  • Lepori G. 2015. Investor mood and demand for stocks: Evidence from popular TV series finales. Journal of Economic Psychology, vol. 48, 33-47. doi>
  • Lepori G. 2015. Positive mood and investment decisions: Evidence from comedy movie attendance in the US. Research in International Business and Finance, vol. 34, 142-163. doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Feldman T and Lepori G. 2016. Asset price formation and behavioral biases. Review of Behavioral Finance, vol. 8(2), 137-155. doi> full text>
  • Lepori G. 2016. Air pollution and stock returns: Evidence from a natural experiment. Journal of Empirical Finance, vol. 35, 25-42. doi> link>
  • Lepori G. 2015. Investor mood and demand for stocks: Evidence from popular TV series finales. Journal of Economic Psychology, vol. 48, 33-47. doi>
  • Lepori G. 2015. Positive mood and investment decisions: Evidence from comedy movie attendance in the US. Research in International Business and Finance, vol. 34, 142-163. doi>