Scientific Committee

David Aikman
Director of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance (King’s College London)

David joined King’s Business School in April 2020 as Professor of Finance and Director of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance. Previously, he spent 17 years working as an economist at the Bank of England – most recently in the role of Technical Head of Division in the Financial Stability Strategy and Risk Directorate where he led the Bank’s work on various macroprudential issues.

Between 2013 and 2015, David was seconded to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington DC, where he worked as an advisor in the Division of Financial Stability. In 2008, David was a Visiting Scholar at the Bank of Japan’s Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies. David has represented the Bank in various international fora, including meetings of the Financial Stability Board, the Basel Committee, and the European Systemic Risk Board.

Francesca Monti
Advisor for the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance (King’s College London)

Francesca is the former Deputy Director of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance at King’s Business School. Francesca holds a PhD in Economics and Statistics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Before joining King’s in November 2019, she worked at the Bank of England for 10 years, focusing mainly on macro modelling and monetary policy strategy issues. Her research spans the fields of macroeconometrics, empirical macro and monetary economics.

Sinem Hacioglu Hoke
Senior Economist (Bank of England)

Sinem is a Senior Economist in Monetary Analysis at the Bank of England. Her research interests are time series econometrics, (non-linear) panel data econometrics, forecasting, factor models, Bayesian econometrics and VARs with applications to monetary policy and financial stability. She holds a PhD degree from the Economics department of University of Bonn and a master’s degree from Koc University.


George Kapetanios
Professor of Finance and Econometrics (King’s College London)

George is Professor of Finance and Econometrics at King’s Business School. He joined King’s in September 2015. He holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a PhD from Cambridge University.  Prior to joining King’s he worked at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and the Bank of England. He was Professor at Queen Mary, University of London, where he was also Head of the School of Economics and Finance between 2007 and 2014.