Author's profile

Manthos Delis
Cass Business School


Senior Lecturer in Banking, Faculty of Finance.

Manthos Delis is a Senior Lecturer in Banking. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, and an MSc from York University in Toronto. He completed his PhD thesis in 2007 in the Department of International and European Economic Studies at Athens University of Economics and Business. He has previously held posts at the University of Ioannina and the University of Central Greece. His main research interests are with the economics of banking. His thesis focused on the performance, efficiency and market power of the banking sector, but more recent studies analyse elements of bank risk and financial stability. He has had papers published in journals like the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Development Economics, the Review of Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Omega, the European Journal of Operational Research, Public Choice, etc. He is a referee in many of these and other journals. In December 2009 he was included in the list of IDEAS as one of the top one hundred young economists in the world.

Author articles

  • This paper explores the relationship between public sector efficiency (PSE) and the level of democracy, both theoretically and empirically. Specifically, it is assumed that elected officials in democracies are 'more' accountable to voters than the respective ones in autocracies.

    Do you agree that democratic governments may be seen as more economically efficient?

    06/02/2013 | 6,500
  • It has long been recognised that the efficient function of the public sector is a prerequisite for a country's competent economic performance.

    This paper aims to identify a robust methodology for the measurement of the relative public sector efficiency (government efficiency) of 19 OECD countries over the period 1980-2000.

    06/02/2013 | 6,934
  • The recent financial turmoil has taken a heavy toll on the global economy and had a devastating effect on public finances. Following the crisis, a number of Southern European countries have found themselves with a problematic public sector.
    A team including Dr Manthos Delis, Senior Lecturer in Banking, used data from a number of these countries, including Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain to provide the first empirical assessment of the dynamic interrelation between government bond spreads and their associated credit default swaps.

    06/02/2013 | 5,781
  • The banking crisis that began in 2007 led to many questions about the banking sector and the risks taken by those within the industry.

    Inspired by past research from Jackson (2007), Jackson and Roe (2009) and Coffee (2007), the focus of this paper is on the role of banking supervision in controlling bank risk.

    Does effective supervision rather than the mere adoption of regulation hold the key in deterring excessive bank risk? Read the full report to find out more.

    06/02/2013 | 6,586