Dr Laurence Jones

Lecturer in Finance


I am a Lecturer in Finance at Bangor University. My research is primerily focused on examining how banks and Credit Rating Agencies react to financial regulation.

My PhD was in Banking and Finance where I investigated the impact of new regulation on Credit Rating Agency and Bank behaviour and applied computer modelling techniques to the task (Dynamic Structural Estimation modelling and Discrete Choice Dynamic Programming). I also have a background in Physics.

I have worked as Head of Data and Analytics for a Fin-Tech startup dealing with stock recommendations, as data scientist and as a mathematician/statstician.


My research interests include: Credit ratings, Financial Institutions and Banks, Retail Investor Behaviour, Analyst Stock Ratings and Dynamic Structural Estimation Modeling.

Teaching and Supervision

Undergraduate Teaching:

  • Corporate Finance (ASB 2202/2203/3200)

Postgraduate Teaching:

  • Research Methods (ASB/ABJ 4101)

Research Group/s

Credit Rating, Finance

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2020 - Professional , AgilePM Practitioner
  • 2019 - Professional , Chartered Management Institute Level 5 Training
  • 2019 - PhD , Banking and Finance - "Regulating Credit Rating Agencies" , Bangor University (2015 - 2019)
  • 2013 - MSc , Banking and Finance , Bangor University (2012 - 2013)
  • 2012 - BSc , Physics (2009 - 2012)

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