Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    I am interested in supervising doctoral students in the areas of Digital Financial Services, Mobile Money/Currencies, Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Interactions, Decentralised Finance (DeFi), and Behavioural Finance.

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    Contact Details

    Phone: 0121 204 3695
    Email: [email protected]
    Room: SW1007


    Dr. Antonis Ballis is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Finance at the Department of Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship at Aston University and Programme Director of MSc Finance.

    Research Interests

    • Digital Financial Services
    • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
    • Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)
    • Decentralised Finance (DeFi)
    • Behavioural Finance

    Teaching Activity

    • BFM172 Blockchain and FinTech
    • BS2299 Financial Services, Regulation and Crises


    • PhD in Finance - Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece)
    • MSc in Applied Econometrics and Data Analysis - University of Patras (Greece)
    • BSc in Economics - Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece)

    Education/Academic qualification

    PG Cert

    Award Date: 15 Aug 2023


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