Professor John Tsoukalas
- Professor of Economics (Economics)
Professor John Tsoukalas joined the Adam Smith Business School in 2011, after a career at Nottingham University, School of Economics and the Bank of England. Since 2021 he has been Deputy Head of School for planning and resourcing. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Athens University of Economics and Business and a PhD degree from the University of Maryland, USA. He has held visiting positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, San Francisco, and Johns Hopkins University.
CV: John D Tsoukalas
John is a member of the Macroeconomics research cluster.
Areas of expertise:
- firm dynamics
- business cycles
- monetary policy, surveys.
- capital structure
- asset pricing.
The Productivity Institute (2021-2026, Co-Investigator, Academic lead for TPI Scotland Forum), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), £32 millions. The Institute's funding is the largest single investment ever awarded by the ESRC into social sciences.
Leverhulme Trust research grant (2014-2018, Principal Investigator): ''Where is the News in Business Cycles: A New Approach with Novel Methodologies'' £120,000.
British Academy research grant (2015-2017): ''The interaction between investment and inventories in the UK and European economies: new evidence and lessons from the financial crisis'' £10,000
/item British Academy research grant (2011-2013): ''On the dynamics of investment and the sources of business cycles in multisector macroeconomic models'' £3,750
/item British Academy research grant (2008-2010): ''New Approaches in Modelling UK Business Cycles'' £6,800
John is interested in supervising ambitious students in any area of macroeconomics and finance willing to address important questions with frontier methods that combine rich data sets and theoretical or applied models.
Current PhD students
Selected working paper
- Optimal Bailouts of Systemic Banks (co-authors, Charles Nolan and Plutarchos Sakellaris)
- Separating News from Noise in VARs (co-author D. Korobilis, Luca Gambetti and Francesco Zanetti)
- Political Economics of Fiscal Consolidations and External Sovereign Accidents (co-authors, C. Achury and C. Koulovatianos)
- Investment and Inventory Dynamics: Evidence on Interactions (co-author, C. Gortz)
- The Importance of Signals of Quality for Corporate US bond Issuers: Some New Evidence (co-authors, P. Mizen and S. Tsoukas)
- The Time-Varying Nature of News Shocks (co-author D. Korobilis, Luca Gambetti and Francesco Zanetti)
- Elected executive committee member, International Society for Inventory Research.
- Research Fellow, CES-ifo Research Networ
- Member, Euro Area Business Cycle Network
- External Research Fellow, Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics (Nottingham School of Economics).
- Visiting research scholar, Dept. of Economics, Johns Hopkins University (Spring 2011)
- Visiting research scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Spring 2012)
- Visiting research scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Spring 2012)