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Christos Koulovatianos

Christos Koulovatianos

Full professor

Faculty or Centre Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
Department Department of Finance
Postal Address Campus Kirchberg, Université du Luxembourg
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
L-1359 Luxembourg
Campus Office F 202
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 6356
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Research Interests 

Financial Economics, Household Finance, Financial Markets and Macroeconomics, Economics of Information, Dynamic Games, Resource Economics, FinTech


Christos Koulovatianos completed his PhD at the University of Rochester in 1999. Before joining Luxembourg, Christos has worked as Associate Professor/Reader at the University of Nottingham, as Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna, as Visiting Professor at the Goethe University Frankfurt, and as Lecturer at the University of Cyprus, while he had shorter stays at the University of Kiel and Exeter Business School.

Christos’ research interests lie in the intersection between Finance and micro-founded Macroeconomics. He works on asset pricing, household finance, fiscal policy with emphasis on taxation, on determinants of foreign direct investment and sovereign-bond returns, on dynamic games, growth models and resource economics. His work has been published in outlets such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Economic Theory, the Journal of Public Economics, the Review of Economic Dynamics, the European Economic Review and the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.

Last updated on: Tuesday, 21 April 2020


Current position

Full Professor, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, Université du Luxembourg, since September 2012

Past positions

University of Nottingham, University of Vienna, University of Cyprus


PhD at University of Rochester

Selected Publications

  • Do Demographics Prevent Consumption Aggregates From Reflecting Micro-level Preferences?, 2019, co-authored with Carsten Schröder and Ulrich Schmidt, European Economic Review, Vol 111, pp. 166-190.
  • Market Fragility and the Paradox of the Recent Stock-Bond Dissonance, 2018, co-authored with Jian Li and Fabienne Weber, Economics Letters, January, Vol. 162, pp. 162-166.
  • Saving Rates and Portfolio Choice with Subsistence Consumption, 2012, co-authored with Carolina Achury and Sylwia Hubar, Review of Economic Dynamics, Vol. 15(1), pp. 108-126.
  • Evidence on the Insurance Effect of Redistributive Taxation, 2010, co-authored with Charles Grant, Alex Michaelides, and Mario Padula, Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 92(4), pp. 965-973.
  • Optimal Growth and Uncertainty: Learning, 2009, co-authored with Leonard J.Mirman and Marc Santugini, Journal of Economic Theory, January, Vol. 144, pp. 280-295.
  • Nonmarket Household Time and the Cost of Children, 2009, co-authored with Carsten Schröder and Ulrich Schmidt, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, January, Vol. 27(1), pp.42-51.
  • The Effects of Market Structure on Industry Growth: Rivalrous Nonexcludable Capital, 2007, co-authored with Leonard J. Mirman, Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 133, March, pp. 199-218.
  • On the Income Dependence of Equivalence Scales, 2005 co-authored with Carsten Schröder and Ulrich Schmidt, Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 89 (5-6), June, pp. 967-996.

Last updated on: 15 Mar 2021