Mike's research interests encompass the full spectrum of activity in international financial markets, incorporating: sovereign and private debt markets; analysis of capital market integration; market microstructure and the process of information transmission across financial markets. He is currently working in areas relating to macroprudential regulation and its impact on financial institutions and the real economy. Selected recent publications (since 2001 only) are listed under the publications tab.
Mike's collaborative research activity has been recognised and supported through research funding totalling more than GBP 1.75 million awarded by several agencies including: ESRC; the Nuffield Foundation; the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada; the EU ACE-Phare Scheme; the Soros Foundation; the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada; the EC Marie Curie Foundation, and the Center for the Study of Futures Markets at Columbia University Business School, USA. His Ph.D students have received awards from external funding agencies such as the ESRC, the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, the China Scholarship Council (CSC), UK Government ORS awards and the EC Marie Curie Foundation. Other students have received doctoral funding support from the University of Manchester President's Scholarship fund, as well as Alliance Manchester Business School Scholarship and Graduate Teaching Assistantship awards. Please see the Postgraduate Opportunities tab for further details.