Alistair is Professor of Financial Economics at the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University. Previously Alistair worked at Bayes Business School, Bank of England, University of Surrey, London Business School, HM Treasury and for the Government of Malawi. He has a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics. His research spans financial technology, money and central banking, bank capital and risk management and financial regulation. He is the author of a comprehensive account of the 2007-08 crisis “The Fall of the House of Credit”.
His current research focus is on the economics of data and related technologies in money and financial services. Much of this work is on payments technologies and digital currencies. He is the principal investigator of the TECHNGI project www.techngi.uk on AI and insurance, part of the UK £20mn Next Generation Services Research Challenge. He has also worked recently on disaster risk finance and on the potential application of insurance solutions to the current Covid-19 and future pandemics.