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Professor David Aikman

Professor David Aikman

  • Academics

Director of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance

Professor of Finance (Practice).

Research subject areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Finance

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David Aikman joined King’s Business School in April 2020 as Professor of Finance and Director of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance. Previously, he spent 17 years working as an economist at the Bank of England – most recently in the role of Technical Head of Division in the Financial Stability Strategy and Risk Directorate where he led the Bank’s work on various macroprudential issues.

Between 2013 and 2015, David was seconded to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington DC, where he worked as an advisor in the Division of Financial Stability. In 2008, David was a Visiting Scholar at the Bank of Japan’s Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies. David has represented the Bank in various international fora, including meetings of the Financial Stability Board, the Basel Committee, and the European Systemic Risk Board.

He is the author of various research papers on financial stability and macroprudential policy, and has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Warwick.

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Selected Publications

Aikman, David, Jonathan Bridges, Anil Kashyap, and Caspar Siegert. 2019. "Would Macroprudential Regulation Have Prevented the Last Crisis?" Journal of Economic Perspectives, 33 (1): 107-30. DOI: 10.1257/jep.33.1.107

David Aikman, Andrew G. Haldane, Benjamin D. Nelson, Curbing the Credit Cycle, The Economic Journal, Volume 125, Issue 585, 1 June 2015, Pages 1072–1109,

David Aikman, Oliver Bush, and Alan M. Taylor. “Monetary Versus Macroprudential Policies: Causal Impacts of Interest Rates and Credit Controls in the Era of the UK Radcliffe Report” NBER Working Paper No. 22380 June 2016, Revised November 2018

Aikman, D., Haldane, A., Hinterschweiger, M. & Kapadia, S., 2019, “Rethinking Financial Stability”, published in Evolution or Revolution. Blanchard, O. & Summers, L. (eds.). MIT Press, p. 143-194

Aikman, David & Kiley, Michael & Lee, Seung Jung & Palumbo, Michael G. & Warusawitharana, Missaka, 2017. "Mapping heat in the U.S. financial system," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 81(C), pages 36-64.