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Michael Kuczynski

Michael Kuczynski

Affiliated lecturer, Centre of Development Studies

Fellow, Pembroke College, Cambridge

Currently not taking PhD Students

Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 760459


Recent or current consultancies include the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (monetary policy under dollarization); Sultanate of Oman, Diwan of Royal Court (employment policy, design of higher education).

Research Interests

Michael Kuczynski's research interests are in competition processes and in price formation in financial activity in an international context. He works in particular on different interpretations of banking (including Islamic finance), determinants of bank profits and bank regulation, comparative evolution of public finance, analysis of monetary policy, the risk- and term- structure movement of market interest rates, and the movement of exchange rates. He also has interests on the one hand in fund management and financial market micro-structure, and on the other in comparative long-term economic-growth and employment performance (especially Western hemisphere vs East Asia).


Michael Kuczynski is the course coordinator for the option paper on Financial organisation and economic growth (Paper 13).  He also lectures for the MPhil in International Relations and the MPhil in Latin American Studies.

Key Publications

Privatization and Deregulation in the Gulf Energy Sector’, edition and introduction, Emirates Centre of Strategic Studies, 2009

Chapters 5 and 6 in L.D. Spajic, ‘Financial Intermediation in Europe’ Kluwer, 2002.

With O. Lobunets, ‘Microscopic stochastic simulation of aggregate market dynamics’, Engineering Simulation, 5 (2003), Gordon and Breach.

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