Dr Zafer Kanik

  • Lecturer in Economics (Economics)


Zafer Kanik joined the Adam Smith Business School as a Lecturer in Economics in September 2020. Before joining the University of Glasgow, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Zafer holds a PhD in Economics from Boston College.

Zafer’s research focuses on economic and financial networks. His current research is centred around two main themes:

  1. macroeconomic impacts of automation
  2. systemic risk, financial stability and banking regulations.

He is particularly interested in risks, regulations, and reorganization in networked markets.

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Research interests

Zafer is a member of the Schoo's Macroeconomics research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Economic and financial networks
  • Financial crises and contagion
  • Banking regulations and financial stability
  • Systemic risk and its measurement
  • Innovation and technological change
  • Automation, productivity and income inequality
  • Automation and the future of work


Supervisory interests

  • Economic and financial networks
  • Banking, financial stability, systemic risk
  • Automation and the future of work
  • Productivity, technological change and innovation
  • Risks and regulations in networked markets
  • Guo, Kaizhao
    Automation Technologies and Low-Skill Labour Supply: Evidence from Labour Markets in the UK