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Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos
Senior Lecturer in Finance
Department for Accounting and Finance
The Open University Business School
Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK
Emails: dimitris.sotiropoulos at open.ac.uk , d.p.sotiropoulos at gmail.com
2005 PhD, National Technical University of Athens (Economics, Political Economy).
1999 BA+MSc, National Technical University of Athens (Mechanical Engineering, specialization: fluid dynamics).
APPOINTMENTS AND EXPERIENCE
2013- Senior Lecturer in Finance, Department for Accounting and Finance, The Open University Business School, UK.
2011-2013 Lecturer in Economics, Department of Economics, Kingston University, UK.
2007-2011 Lecturer in Economics (adjunct), Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean, Greece.
2006-2008 Lecturer (adjunct), Department of Economics, University of Peloponnese, Greece.
2006-2007 Lecturer (adjunct), Department of Economics, University of Patras, Greece.
2003-2005 Teaching Assistant, National Technical University of Athens.
ESTEEM FACTORS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2016 Senior academic invitation by SAFE (Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe), House of Finance, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
2010 Visiting researcher in Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany (June-September; research project: “Financialization of Capitalist Economy: how to understand contemporary institutional changes in derivative markets and conceive of economic risk”).
2007-2008 Postdoctoral fellowship, Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), Research Project: “Economic Development and Financial Liberalization,” National Technical University of Athens.
Editorial board memberships
• The Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies: 2016-present.
• Theseis (Greek academic review of Political Economy): 2002-present.
• Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought: 2012-present
As leading member of OPEG (an interdisciplinary Open Political Economy Group at the Open University) I have organized two very successful international workshops:
• ‘A European Dimension to Brexit’, 13 June 2016, The Open University in London (in collaboration with the Urban and Regional Economics Seminar Group URESG)
• ‘Money, Debt and Finance: Towards a Political Economy of Financial Innovation’, 26 June 2015, The Open University in London.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO TEACHING
My teaching experience covers a wide range economic and financial themes. In particular, I have led undergraduate and postgraduate modules in: Research Methods for Finance, Financial Risk Management, Financial Econometrics, Corporate Finance, Economic History of Capitalism, Political Economy, Applied Political Economy, The economics of the European Monetary Union, Macroeconomics, Economic Analysis and Economic Policy, and History of Economic Ideas.
I have been involved in the production of three distance learning modules in the new MSc in Finance at the Open University Business School: B858 Introduction to Corporate Finance, B860 Research Methods for Finance and B805 Dissertation Module. I have also chaired the presentation of many other modules. One of my key contributions is quality assurance, for written materials and assessment. I am involved in marketing of courses. I act as mentor/staff developer for junior members of staff on course production. I am involved in the use of new media, especially web, and have produced podcasts and video clips for finance courses.
DOCTORAL THESIS SUPERVISION
2016- Supervision of Carolyn Keber, full time PhD student on OUBS scholarship (joint with Janette Rutterford).
2016- Supervision of Jose Bruno Fevereiro, full time PhD student on OUBS scholarship (joint with Andrew Trigg and Costas Repapis).
2015- Supervision of Davide Villani, full time PhD student on OUBS scholarship (joint with Andrew Trigg).
2014- Supervision of Ariane Hillig, full time PhD student on OUBS scholarship (joint with Andrew Trigg).
2014- Supervision of Graeme Smith, full time PhD student on OUBS scholarship (joint with Andrew Trigg).
EXTERNAL EXAMINING AND PHD EXAMINATIONS
I have been appointed external assessor in the two new degrees in economics, BA Economics and BSc Economics with Econometrics, at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. I am currently external examiner of Economics and Finance at Portsmouth University, UK. I have been on the PhD examination panel of students from the Open University, UK.