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School of Business and Management

Dr Lilit Popoyan


Lecturer in Business Analytics & Innovation

Room Number: Room 2.35, Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus




Lilit Popoyan is a Lecturer in Business Analytics & Innovation with a strong emphasis on policy-relevant quantitative research analysing a nexus between macroeconomic policy, financial regulations, financial stability, sustainable finance and climate change, production networks, and macroeconomic dynamics.

Lilit holds a PhD in Economics from the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa (Italy) and studied finance at the University of Pisa (Italy) and Yerevan State University (Armenia). Before joining Queen Mary, University of London, Lilit was an assistant professor in Economic Policy at the University of Naples "Parthenope". She is also an associate researcher at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy) and one of the founding members of the ABM4Policy research group.


Undergraduate Teaching:

  • BUS368 – The Political Economy of Global Environmental Change

Postgraduate Teaching:

  • BUSM221 – Capstone Project in Supply Chain and Logistics Analytics

Lilit is working towards Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP).


Research Interests:

Lilit conducts quantitative research concentrating on financial and macroeconomic stability from the policy design perspective. She uses complex system analysis, agent-based models, network and data science methods to study the interplay between financial regulations and innovation, financial stability, sustainable finance and climate change, production networks, and macroeconomic dynamics.

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Selected Journal Articles:

  • D’Orazio, P., & Popoyan, L. (2023). Do monetary policy mandates and financial stability governance structures matter for the adoption of climate-related financial policies?.International Economics, 173, 284-295.
  • D'Orazio, P., Popoyan, L., & Valente, M. (2023). 4 Green central banking in times of climate uncertainty. Environmental Finance and Green Banking: Contemporary and Emerging Issues, 64.
  • Popoyan, L., & Galanis, G. (2022). 11. Mind the gap: Monetary policy and financial regulations for supporting green finance. Central banking, monetary policy and the Environment, 234.
  • Iliopoulos, P. T., Galanis, G., Kumar, A., & Popoyan, L. (2022). Sectoral market power in global production: a theoretical and observational study. Advances in Complex Systems, 25(02n03), 2240005.
  • D’Orazio, P., & Popoyan, L. (2022). Realising central banks’ climate ambitions through financial stability mandates. Intereconomics, 57(2), 103-111.
  • Popoyan, L., Napoletano, M., & Roventini, A. (2020). Winter is possibly not coming: Mitigating financial instability in an agent-based model with interbank market. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 117, 103937.
  • Popoyan, L. (2020). Macroprudential Policy: a Blessing or a Curse? Review of Economics and Institutions, 11(1-2).
  • Duca, J. V., Popoyan, L., & Wachter, S. M. (2019). Real estate and the great crisis: Lessons for macroprudential policy. Contemporary Economic Policy, 37(1), 121-137.
  • D’Orazio, P., & Popoyan, L. (2019). Fostering green investments and tackling climate-related financial risks: Which role for macroprudential policies?. Ecological Economics, 160, 25-37.
  • D'Orazio, P., & Popoyan, L. (2019). Dataset on green macroprudential regulations and instruments: Objectives, implementation and geographical diffusion. Data in brief, 24, 103870.
  • Popoyan, L., Napoletano, M., & Roventini, A. (2017). Taming macroeconomic instability: Monetary and macro-prudential policy interactions in an agent-based model. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 134, 117-140.

Working Papers:

  • Bardoscia, M., Carro, A., Hinterschweiger, M., Napoletano, M., Popoyan, L., Roventini, A., & Uluc, A. (2024). The impact of prudential regulations on the UK housing market and economy: insights from an agent-based model. Bank of England Staff Working Paper No.1,006 , March 2024
  • Gatti, D. D., Ferraresi, T., Gusella, F., Popoyan, L., Ricchiuti, G., & Roventini, A. (2024).The interplay between real and exchange rate market: an agent-based model approach.  Working Paper No. 10/2024. Universita'degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa
  • Galanis, G., Napoletano, M., Popoyan, L., Sapio, A., & Vardakoulias O. (2024). Defining Just Transition. Working Papers 114, Queen Mary, University of London, School of Business and Management, Centre for Globalisation Research.
  • Popoyan, L., & Sapio, A. (2023). Prevention first vs. cap-and-trade policies in an agent-based integrated assessment model with GHG emissions permits (No. 2023/29)LEM Working
  • Popoyan, L., Napoletano, M., & Roventini, A. (2023).Systemically important banks: Emerging risk and policy responses. An agent-based investigation (No. 2023/30). LEM Working Paper Series.


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