Professor Kent Matthews

Associate Dean for Engagement
Sir Julian Hodge Professor of Banking and Finance
+44 (0)29 208 75855

Research interests

  • Modelling and forecasting the macro economy
  • Monetary and Credit influences on the economy
  • Money and Banking deregulation in developing economies
  • the Economics of the underground economy (including violent injury determination)

Research projects

  • 2010-2014 - Welsh Water Authority (£100,000) – fund PhD student to conduct research on water utility efficiency models
  • 2008-2010 - ESRC (£167,297) - Modelling nominal rigidities with Dr Vo Le
  • 2006-2008 - British Association, to examine managerial efficiency in Chinese banks, £7000
  • 2002-2003 - British Association, to examine the micro determinants of violent injury in Cardiff with Dr Peter Morgan £5,000
  • 2000 - ESRC Seminar Programme for Money, Macro, Finance Research Group with Prof. M Wickens (York) £12,000
  • 1997-1999 - ESRC Seminar Programme for Money, Macro, Finance Research Group with Prof. M Wickens (York) £15,000
  • 1994-1996 - ESRC Seminar Programme for Money, Macro, Finance Research Group with Prof. K Cuthbertson (City Univ. Bus School) and Prof. Michael Moore (Queens Belfast) £7,000
  • 1993-1994 - Welsh Development Agency, to develop a regional VAR model for Wales, with C Ioannidis & K Morgan (Cardiff Bus School) £9,500
  • 1992-1994 - ESRC Money Macro Finance Research Group with Prof. David Currie (London Bus School) £10,000
  • 1991-1992 - IFREMER/EEC collaboration with C Ioannidis to construct an econometric model of the fresh fish market in France and Italy £13,300
  • 1986, 1988 - Nuffield Foundation Travel grants for collaborative work on the US Interwar labour market £2,400
  • 1978-1991 - Collaboration with Prof. Patrick Minford on Liverpool Modelling projects funded by the ESRC. Total research grants approx. £700,000

Kent led, or is currently leading the following projects:

Measuring the Performance of Dwr Cymru

Duration: 30th September 2010 to 29th September 2014
Sponsored by Dwr Cymru (Welsh Water)
Award type: PhD Studentship

Modelling nominal rigidities in general equilibrium

Duration: 7th February 2008 to 6th February 2010
Sponsored by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Award type: Research, ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Related news stories

Sunday 6th October 2013

Professors Kent Matthews and Patrick Minford of the Julian Hodge Institute of Applied Macroeconomics have contributed to the latest publication by Politeia, a think-tank for social and economic thinking.


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