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Dr Simona Mateut

MA (CEU), MSc (Siena), PhD (Siena), PGCHE (Sheffield), Fellow (The Higher Education Academy)
Associate Professor

Department: Industrial Economics
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8468122
Location: B31 (South Building, Jubilee Campus)

Simona has been a member of staff at the University of Nottingham since 2010. She is an Associate Professor in Financial Economics. Her research interests include corporate finance, credit market imperfections and their implications for monetary policy transmission, and the relationship between firm innovation and productivity, competitiveness and economic growth.

Her work has been published in the Journal of Corporate Finance, Research Policy, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the European Economic Review, Small Business Economics, the European Journal of Finance, the Journal of Macroeconomics, amongst other journals.

Simona is currently a Subject Editor for the Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Associate Editor for the Journal of Climate Finance, and a member of the Editorial Review Board for Small Business Economics. She is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics (CFCM), University of Nottingham.

As Co-Investigator, Simona has recently won a two-phase UKRI-NERC research bid. Funding is available for an interdisciplinary project on "Integrating finance and biodiversity for a nature positive future".


The following lists my publications from 2014 to the present day.

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Simona is module convenor of the following module(s):


Quantitative Research Methods for Finance & Investment (BUSI4566)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

My research interests cover a wide range of topics including corporate finance and credit market imperfections; firm innovation; volatility transmission and monetary policy; household indebtedness; migration. I am also interested in firms' political connections, institutional change, policy, and the performance of the Chinese economy.

I am keen to supervise graduate research relating to financial economics, climate finance, industrial organisation, the economics of innovation, and applied micro-econometrics.

Simona is currently collaborating on the following projects:

  • Integrating Finance And Biodiversity For A Nature Positive Future

Simona is currently supervising the following Research Students:

Changjian Wu
Hend Abdulhadi S Attuwaijri
Shiwani Varal
Xin Deng
Zichen Yu
School Administrative Roles
Departmental Research Director (Industrial Economics and Finance)

School Committee Memberships
Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee (Formerly RD) 2021


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