Professor John Thanassoulis



John is the Professor of Financial Economics at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, and he is the lead academic responsible for the entirety of the strategic partnership between the Bank of England and the University of Warwick. He is also a CEPR Research Fellow, a member of the Economic Panel of the Competition and Markets Authority in the UK, an Associate Member of the Oxford-Man Institute at the University of Oxford, and an Associate Member of Nuffield College, Oxford University.


John is an economic theorist specialising in the scientific analysis of strategic decision making. He applies these tools to the fields of Executive Pay, Executive Ethical Behaviour, Financial Markets and Financial Stability, and Industrial Organization. His current major research projects are a study of the use of pay to alter culture in financial services; the causal effect of competition on standards of ethical behaviour in firms; and an analysis of optimal pricing over time, via bundling, or through the use of randomness.


John was educated at both Oxford and Cambridge, studying Mathematics followed by Economics. For nine years prior to his chair at Warwick he was the Heyman/Moritz Official Student (Fellow) of Economics at Christ Church, Oxford and a University Lecturer in the Department of Economics, Oxford University. John is an academic advisor to OFCOM, and Treasurer of the Blackfriars Overseas Aid Trust (charity number 288585). John was a Non-Executive Director of Oxford Investment Partners (OXIP) until its acquisition by Towers Watson, and sat on the steering panel for the Department of Business Innovation and Skills investigation into Metrics and Models for Long-Term Investment.


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