Professor Sotirios Kokas

EBS - Finance
Professor Sotirios Kokas
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    +44 (0) 1206 872492

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    EBS.3.54, Colchester Campus

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Sotirios Kokas is a Professor in Finance at the Essex Business School and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Prior to his appointment, he was a Reader (US: Associate Professor) in Banking and Corporate Finance at the University of Glasgow (Adam Smith Business School). His research interests span the area of financial intermediation with a specific interest in empirical banking. Sotirios analyze issues related to monetary policy, bank competition and financial regulation, financial network, macro-fiannce and syndicated loan market. Sotirios was a visiting research scholar at the Banco de Portugal, Bank of Finland (Suomen Paki), BIS, Michigan State University and Imperial Business School. Also, he is a Co-founder and Co-organizer of the: (i) CEPR Endless Summer Conference on Financial Intermediation and Corporate Finance and (ii) EFiC Conference. Personal website:


  • PhD in Financial Economics (2015) UCY,

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Financial Networks

Open to supervise

Syndicated Loan Market

Open to supervise

Financial Regulation, Supervision and Architecture

Open to supervise

Bank Competition and Financial Stability

Open to supervise

Foreign Bank Ownership

Open to supervise

Monetary Policy and Banks

Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Data Analysis: Cross Sectional, Panel and Qualitative Data Methods (BE369)

  • Financial Technology and Innovation (Fintech) (BE370)

  • Corporate and Investment Banking Services (BE634)


Journal articles (11)

Belton, D., Gambacorta, L., Kokas, S. and Minetti, R., (2023). Foreign Banks, Liquidity Shocks, and Credit Stability. The Review of Corporate Finance Studies. 12 (1), 131-169

Degryse, H., Kokas, S., Minetti, R. and Valentina, P., (2023). Bank Information and Firm Growth: Microeconomic Evidence from the US Credit Market. Journal of Financial Services Research

Cao, Q., Di Pietro, M., Kokas, S. and Minetti, R., (2022). Liquidity and Discipline. Bank Due Diligence over the Business Cycle. Journal of the European Economic Association. 20 (5), 2136-2183

Karavitis, P., Kokas, S. and Tsoukas, S., (2021). Gender Board Diversity and the Cost of Bank Loans. Journal of Corporate Finance. 71, 101804-101804

Girardone, C., Kokas, S. and Wood, G., (2021). Diversity and women in finance: Challenges and future perspectives. Journal of Corporate Finance. 71, 101906-101906

Delis, MD., Iosifidi, M., Kokas, S., Xefteris, D. and Ongena, S., (2020). Enforcement actions on banks and the structure of loan syndicates. Journal of Corporate Finance. 60, 101527-101527

Kokas, S., Vinogradov, D. and Zachariadis, M., (2020). Which Banks Smooth and at What Price?. Journal of Corporate Finance. 65, 101509-101509

Delis, MD., Kokas, S. and Ongena, S., (2017). Bank Market Power and Firm Performance. Review of Finance. 21 (1), 299-326

Delis, M., Kokas, S. and Ongena, S., (2016). Foreign Ownership and Market Power in Banking: Evidence from a World Sample. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. 48 (2-3), 449-483

Iosifidi, M. and Kokas, S., (2015). Who lends to riskier and lower-profitability firms? Evidence from the syndicated loan market. Journal of Banking & Finance. 61 (S1), S14-S21

Clerides, S., Delis, MD. and Kokas, S., (2015). A New Data Set On Competition In National Banking Markets. Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments. 24 (2-3), 267-311

Book chapters (1)

Kokas, S., (2017). Bank market power and loan growth. In: Handbook of Competition in Banking and Finance. Editors: Bikker, JA. and Spierdijk, L., . Edward Elgar Publishing. 383- 399. 1785363301. 9781785363306

Reports and Papers (1)

Gupta, A., Kokas, S. and Michaelides, A., (2017). Credit Market Spillovers: Evidence from a Syndicated Loan Market Network

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EBS.3.54, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

You can find details of Academic Support hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206873911