Kevin Dowd


Kevin Dowd is an emeritus professor at the Nottingham University Business School and a visiting professor at the Pensions Institute. He also taught at the University of Sheffield (as department chair 1997-1999), Sheffield Hallam University, and the University of Nottingham. Dowd holds a B.A. (first class honours) from the University of Sheffield, a M.A. in economics from the University of Western Ontario, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Sheffield.

As well as free banking, monetary economics and the current financial crisis, Dowd's interests include financial economics, risk management, pensions and longevity. In addition to his many publications in scholarly journals, he is the co-author (with Martin Hutchinson) of Alchemists of Loss: How Modern Finance and Government Intervention Crashed the Financial System (Wiley, 2010), Measuring Market Risk (Wiley, 2002, second edition 2005), An Introduction to Market Risk Measurement (Wiley, 2002), Money and the Market: Essays on Free Banking (Routledge, 2000), Beyond Value at Risk: The New Science of Risk Management (Wiley, 1998), Competition and Finance: A New Interpretation of Financial and Monetary Economics (Macmillan Press, 1996), Laissez-Faire Banking (Routledge, 1993), and The State and the Monetary System (Philip Allan Publishers, 1989), and Private Money: The Path to Monetary Stability (Institute of Economic Affairs, Hobart Paper No. 112, 1988). He is the editor (with Richard H. Timberlake, Jr) of Money and the Nation State: The Financial Revolution, Government and the World Monetary System (Independent Institute, 1998), The Experience of Free Banking (Routledge, 1992), and (with Mervyn K. Lewis) Current Issues in Monetary Theory and Policy (Macmillan Publishers, 1992).

Professor Dowd is an andjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute, a research fellow at the Independent Institute, a senior fellow at the Cobden Centre, and a member of the academic advisory council at the Institute of Economic Affairs. He serves as associate editor of The Journal of Risk and The Journal of Risk Model Validation and serves on the editorical board of the Cato Journal, the Journal of Accounting and Finance, the International Journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance, and Management, The Journal of Portfolio Management, the Journal of International and Global Economic Studies, and Qualitative Research in Financial Markets.

He lives in Sheffield, England, with his wife and two daughters.

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