Francesco Guidi

Dr Francesco Guidi BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Dr Francesco Guidi

Lecturer in Economics

Department of International Business and Economics

Faculty of Business

Dr Francesco Guidi is a lecturer at the University of Greenwich Business School. He graduated from the University of Manchester, UK, with an MSc Economics and Econometrics and obtained his MSc and PhD in Economics at the University of Ancona, Italy.

Dr Guidi teaches modules in macroeconomics and financial economics for both MSc and BSc programmes. His research interests are in the areas of financial economics and time series econometrics.

Dr Guidi is a member of the Econometric Society and the European Finance Association.

  • Course leader
  • PhD supervisor 
  • Research Fellow
  • Econometric Society
  • European Finance Association

Dr Guidi's research interests encompass capital market integration; stock market volatility; non-linear time series models; and quantitative financial economics in both developed and emerging economies. He is also interested in the level of integration among equity markets at different levels of financial development, using static and dynamic cointegration approaches.

Dr Guidi's research interests have recently been extended to include the application of portfolio theory. In particular he has been investigating whether diversification benefits are significant for international investors interested in emerging equity markets. To address those issues, he has built an optimised portfolio based on different measures of risk (i.e standard deviation and lower partial moment).

Funded research projects

ESRC Research Project

"Evaluation of R&D expenditures, firm survival, firm growth and employment". 

The length of the project is from June 2013 to December 2014. As co-investigator, Dr Guidi has been appointed Research Fellow (June 2013) within a team lead by Professor Mehmet Ugur. The overall objective is to conduct a comprehensive analysis of how innovation incentives affect the intermediate target of R&D expenditures and how the latter affects firm performance. The findings will support evidence-informed policy and practice, and contribute to the existing literature.

With enhanced information on the innovation-performance relationship, policy-makers will be able to fine-tune the policy to maximise welfare; employees will form better expectations about innovation's effect on employment and wages; research and advocacy organisations will be able to extend their research into controversial issues; and the cost of capital for R&D expenditures will be less distorted by asymmetric information between firms and financial institutions/investors.

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