Cardiff Business School People

Professor Kent Matthews

Associate Dean for Engagement
Sir Julian Hodge Professor of Banking and Finance

Email:
MatthewsK@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 208 75855
Location:
Aberconway Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Research interests

  • Modelling and forecasting the macro economy
  • Monetary and credit influences on the economy
  • Money and banking deregulation in developing economies
  • Economics of the underground economy (including violent injury determination)
  • 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 has led the following projects

Measuring the Performance of Dwr Cymru

30 September 2010 to 29 September 2014

Sponsored by Dwr Cymru (Welsh Water)

Led by Professor Kent Matthews

Award type: PhD Studentship

Modelling nominal rigidities in general equilibrium

7 February 2008 to 6 February 2010

Sponsored by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Led by Professor Kent Matthews

Award type: Research, ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship

PhD supervision research interests

  • Banking markets
  • Development of competitiveness in emerging market economies
  • Price and cost margins in banking

School Dean’s visit strengthens links with Hong Kong

Monday 4 August 2014

In June 2014 Professor Martin Kitchener, Dean of Cardiff Business School, travelled to Hong Kong. He was joined on this trip by Professor Kent Matthews, Sir Julian Hodge Professor of Banking and Finance, and Rhys Evans, Partnership Development Manager. As well as attending business meetings, the trio hosted an alumni event at the prestigious Banker’s Club.

Kent Matthews and Patrick Minford contribute to latest publication by Politeia

Sunday 6 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.