• United Kingdom

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PhD projects

European banking, empirical banking

Personal profile

Personal Statement

Dr. Livia Pancotto is a Senior Lecturer in Banking in the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Strathclyde, where she also serves as the Director of the MSc in International Banking and Finance. She earned her PhD in Banking and Finance from Bangor University in the UK, where she also completed her master’s degree in the same field. Additionally, she holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Sapienza University of Rome in Italy.

Dr. Pancotto’s research interests encompass a range of areas including empirical banking, European banking, banking regulation and supervision, financial stability, financial markets and intermediaries, and credit derivatives.

She currently chairs the Scientific Committee of the International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium (IAFDS).

Teaching Interests

  • Financial management for banks
  • Risk management for banks 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy)

Award Date: 3 Sept 2021

Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Teaching and Learning, University Of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Sept 2021

Doctor of Philosophy, "Completing a Banking Union in Europe: Evolution, challenges and market impact", Bangor University

Sept 2014Feb 2018

Award Date: 1 Aug 2018

Master of Science, "Sovereign contagion in the Eurozone: Evidence from the CDS market", Bangor University

Sept 2013Sept 2014

Master of Science, "Relationship banking, profitability and credit quality. A case of cooperative banks", Sapienza University of Rome

Dec 2009Jan 2012

Bachelor of Science, "The Italian payment card industry. The case of CartaSì", Sapienza University of Rome

Sept 2005Dec 2009


  • European banking
  • Banking Union
  • Banking Regulation
  • Financial Stability
  • Credit Default Swaps
  • Empirical Banking


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