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School of Business and Management

Professor Roman Matousek


Professor of Financial Economics

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 6708
Room Number: Room 4.13c, Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus




Roman Matousek is Professor of Financial Economics. Before joining QMUL, Roman served as Director of Research Excellence and Director of the Global Centre for Banking and Financial Innovation (GCBFI) at Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham. Roman is also a member of the prestigious Chartered Association of Business Schools (ABS) International Committee. Roman served as Head of Research and Director of the Research Centre for EMEA Banking, Finance and Economics.

Roman is Distinguished International Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai, China and Honorary Professor, School of Social Sciences, Business and Management Studies, University of Dundee, Scotland. Roman has currently been appointed as the Visiting Research Economist at SEACEN Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he leads a project on "Cross-border interbank contagion risk analysis". He was also a Visiting Research Fellow at London Business School, Birmingham University. He received a prestigious Pew Fellowship from Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, (USA) and was a Visiting Professor at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.




  • BUSM022: The Global Economy


Research Interests:

Roman has interests in international banking and finance, financial innovation, monetary economics, development finance, microeconomics of banking and corporate finance. Roman is currently working on FinTech along with his colleagues in Hong Kong and Mainland China. He has been extensively collaborating with the leading Universities in China, Europe and North America. Based on his extensive academic activities in China and ASEAN region, Roman is an expert on higher education in China.

Centre and Group Membership:



  • Matousek, R., Panopoulou, E. and Papachristopoulou, A., (2020). Policy uncertainty and the capital shortfall of global financial firms. Journal of Corporate Finance. 62, 101558.
  • Fukuyama H, Matousek R, Tzeremes NG (2020) A Nerlovian cost inefficiency two-stage DEA model for modelling banks’ production process: evidence from the Turkish banking system. Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, 95, 102198.
  • Chen M; Matousek, R. (2020), "Do productive firms get external finance? Evidence from Chinese listed manufacturing firms", International Review of Financial Analysis, 67, 101422.
  • Grant K, Matousek R, Meyer M, Tzeremes NG (2020) Research and development spending and technical efficiency: Evidence from biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector. International Journal of Production Research, 58(20), 6170-6184.
  • Broadstock D, Matousek R, Meyer M, Tzeremes NG (2020) Does Corporate social responsibility impact firms' innovation capacity? The indirect link between environmental & social governance implementation and innovation performance. Journal of Business Research, 119, 99-110.
  • Degl'Innocenti M, Matousek R, Tzeremes NG (2019), The Interconnections of academic research and universities' "third mission": Evidence from the UK. , Research Policy, Vol. 48(9), Article number 103793.
  • Matousek R, Papadamou S, Sevic A, Tzeremes NG. (2019), The effectiveness of quantitative easing: Evidence from Japan. Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol. 99, Article number 102068.
  • Broadstock D, Managi S, Matousek R, Tzeremes NG. (2019), “Does doing “good” always translate into doing “well”? An eco‐efficiency perspective.” Business Strategy and the Environment, Vol. 28(6), 1199–1217. 
  • Chen, Z.; Matousek, R.; Stewart, C.; Webb, R. (2019), "Do rating agencies exhibit herding behaviour? Evidence from sovereign ratings", International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol. 64, 57-70
  • Kourtzidis SA; Matousek R; Tzeremes NG. (2019), "Productivity growth in network models: An application to banking during the financial crisis", Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol.70(1), 111-124.
  • Degl'Innocenti, M; Matousek, R; Tzeremes, Nickolaos, G. (2018), "Financial Centres' Competitiveness and Economic Convergence: Evidence from the EU Regions,", Environment and Planning A, Vol.50 (1), pp. 133-156.
  • Fujii, H; Managi, S; Matousek, R; Roughoo, A. (2018), "Bank Efficiency, Productivity and Convergence in EU countries: A Weighted Russell Directional Distance Model", European Journal of Finance, Vol.24 (2), pp. 135-156.
  • Fukuyama, H; Matousek, R, (2018), "Nerlovian Revenue Inefficiency in a Bank Production context: Evidence from Shinkin Banks", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.271 (1), pp. 317-330.
  • Degl\'Innocenti, M; Matousek, R; Sevic, Z; Tzeremes, N, (2017), "Bank Efficiency and financial centres: Does geographical location matter?", Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Vol.46, pp. 188-198.
  • Grant, K; Matousek, R; Meyer, Martin S; Tzeremes, N, (2017), "A Research Note on Multinationality and Firm Performance: Non parametric Frontier Anlaysis", International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol.37 (10), pp. 1408-1424.
  • Mamatzakis, E; Matousek, R; Vu, Anh N. (2017), "What is the impact of bankrupt and restructured loans on Japanese bank efficiency?", Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol.72, S187-S202.
  • Fukuyama, H; Matousek, R. (2016), "Modelling Bank Performance: A Network DEA Approach", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.259 (2), pp. 721-732.
  • Mallick, S; Matousek, R; Tzeremes, Nickolaos, G. (2016), "Financial development and productive inefficiency: A robust conditional directional distance function approach", Economics Letters, Vol.145, pp. 196-201.
  • Matousek, R; Tzeremes, Nickolaos, G, (2016), "CEO compensation and bank efficiency: An application of conditional nonparametric frontiers", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.251 (1), pp. 264-273.
  • Babalos, V; Manatzakis, Emmanuel, C; Matousek, R. (2015), "The Performance of US equity mutual funds", Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol.52, pp. 217-229.
  • Matousek, R; Rughoo, A; Sarantis, N; George Assaf, A. (2015), "Bank Performance and convergence during the financial crisis: Evidence from the 'old' European Union and Eurozone", Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol.52, pp. 208-216.
  • Fujii, H: Managi, S; Matousek, R, (2014), "Indian Bank efficiency and productivity changes with undesirable outputs: A disaggregated approach.", Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol.38 (1), pp. 41-50.
  • Halkos, George, E; Matousek, R; Tzeremes, Nickolaos, G. (2014), "Pre-evaluating technical efficiency gains form possible mergers and acquisitions: evidence form Japanese regional", Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Vol.46 (1), pp. 47-77.
  • Akinci, D, A; Matousek, R; Radic, N; Stewart, C. (2013), "Monetary policy and the banking sector in Turkey", Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Vol.27, pp. 269-285.
  • Assaf, A, G; Matousek, R, Tsionas, E,G. (2013), "Turkish bank efficiency: Bayesian estimation with undesirable outputs.", Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol.37 (2), pp. 506-517.
  • Barros, C, P; Gil-Alana, L; Matousek, R. (2012), "Mean reversion of short-run interest rates: Empirical evidence from New EU countries.", European Journal of Finance, Vol.18 (2), pp. 89-107.
  • Caporale, G M; Matousek, R; Stewart, C, (2012), "Ratings assignments: Lessons form international Banks", Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol.31 (6), pp. 1593-1606.
  • Assaf, A G; Barros, C, P; Matousek, R. (2011), "Productivity and efficiency analysis of Shinkin banks: Evidence form bootstrap and Bayesian approaches.", Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol.35 (2), pp. 331-342.
  • Assaf, A, G: Barros, C, P; Matousek R. (2011), "Technical efficiency in Saudi Arabian Banks", Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.38 (5), pp. 5781-5786.
  • Barros, C, P; Gil-Alana, L; Matousek, R. (2011), "Fractional Integration of Nominal Exchange Rates: Evidence from CEECs in the Light of EMU Enlargement", Review of International Economics, Vol.19 (1), pp. 77-92.
  • Bellotti, T; Matousek, R; Stewart, C. (2011), "A note comparing support vector machines and ordered choice model's predictions of international banks' ratings.", Decision Support Systems, Vol.51 (3), pp. 682-687.
  • Caporale, G M; Matousek, R; Stewart, C. (2011), "EU Banks rating assignments: is there heterogeneity between new and old member countries?", Review of International Economics, Vol.19 (1), pp. 189-206.
  • Caporale, G,M; Matousek, R, (2011), "Money, Banking and Financial Markets in Central and Eastern Europe: 20 years of transition.", Review of International Economics, Vol.19 (1), pp. 46-48.
  • Fukuyama, H; Matousek, R, (2011), "Efficiency of Turkish banking: two-stage network system. Variable returns to scale model.", Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Vol.21 (1), pp. 75-91.
  • Matousek, R, (2011), "Banking in Central and Eastern Europe in 1980-2006: From Communism to capitalism", Economia.
  • Barros, C,P; Managi, S; Matousek, R, (2009), "Productivity growth and biased technological change: Credit banks in Japan", Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Vol.19 (5).
  • Matousek, R, Sarantis, N. (2009), "The Bank lending channel and monetary transmission in Central and Eastern European countries", Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol.37 (2), pp. 321-334.



  • Pompella, M. and Matousek, R. (2021), The Palgrave Handbook of FinTech and Blockchain, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Matousek, R. and Rummel, O. (2020), Cross-Border Interbank Contagion Risk Analysis Evidence from Selected Emerging and Less-Developed Economies in the Asia-Pacific Region, Cambridge University Press.
  • Matousek, R, (2013), Money Banking and Financial Markets in Central and Eastern Europe, Palrave Macmillan.
  • Matousek, R; Stavarek, D, (2012), Financial Integration in the European Union, Routledge.
  • Jilek, J; Matousek, R, (2010), Money In the Modern World, Peter Lang Publishing Group.


Current Doctoral Students:

2nd Supervisor

  • Saad Aftab, 'Bank-Firm Linkage: The effects on the stability of firms due to relationships with different types of banks.'
  • Loan Nguyen, 'Bank Culture and Liquidity Creation.'

Public Engagement

Roman held/holds the appointments on the editorial boards of several journals including Associate Editor of the Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money (Elsevier), Managing Editor of International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance.

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