Staff profile

Professor Nicholas Apergis

Research Professor

Nicholas Apergis


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Research centre

Centre for Business Improvement





My role as a research professor is multifold. I need to generate as many research papers as possible under the affiliation of the University. At the same time, I need to foster research collaboration with faculty members of the department so as to generate joint research studies planned to get published by three- and four-starred journals.

Moreover, my role involves applying to a number of domestic and overseas funding sources either on an individual basis or jointly with members of the department.

Other activities included in my role are:

Teaching responsibilities

I have no teaching responsibilities (so far), although I am acting as a guest speaker in a number of my colleagues classes.

Professional interests

I have been consultant for the private sector, especially commercial banks, while I have served as member of the board for the Hellenic Stock Exchange corporation.

Research interests

My main areas of research are associated with:

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

‘Blessing or curse? The impact of fracking activities in Oklahoma on house prices’, World Finance Conference, Cagliari 2017.
‘Wire News and Stock Returns: Evidence from the Sentiment of the European Central Bank’, B&ESI Conference, Cusco, Peru 2018.
‘Wire News and Stock Returns: Evidence from the Sentiment of the European Central Bank’, European Financial Management Association, Milan, Italy 2018.
‘Wire news and stock returns: evidence from changes in the sentiment of the European Central Bank’, British Accounting and Financial Association, Derby, UK 2018.


Experience in industry

I have been consultant in various financial/banking firms in the private sector, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the Athens Stock Exchange, the Energy Distributor of Greece, and Eurobank Factoring. My main role in those firms was investment and regulatory consultancy.

Independent Corporation of Energy Distribution: (March 2012-February 2014), Member of the Board.

Eurobank Factoring: (September 2013-August 2016), Member of the Board

Hellenic Stock Exchange Group), SA (Athens Stock Exchange): November 2003-June 2006, Member of the Board and Head of the Budget Committee.

International experience

I have been a member of the academic community in Greece for over 25 years. My current full-time position is Professor of Economics in the Department of Banking and Financial Management at the University of Piraeus while I am on a part-time basis at the University of Derby.
Professional/administrative experience:

Additional interests and activities

Editorial activities:

Refereeing acitivities:

Journal of Policy Modeling, European Economic Review, Journal of Macroeconomics, Applied Economics, Applied Financial Economics, Atlantic Economic Journal, International Advances of Economic Research, China-ASEAN Integration and Trade Journal, International Economic Review, International Economic Journal, Global Economy Journal, Journal of International Money and Finance, Energy Economics, Applied Energy, Energy Policy.

He is one of the top 1 percent of peer reviewers in Economics, Econometrics and Finance (Publons)

He is one of the top 1 percent of peer reviewers in Social Sciences (Publons)

He is the 5th prolific contributing peer reviewer in Sustainability (Publons)

In the media

I have been a regular speaker in the Greek TV and radio on a number of issues related to the Greek economy (energy sector, banking sector, fiscal issues). In addition, a number of short articles of mine are reported by a number of Greek newspapers and economic magazines. 


Recent publications

Αpergis, Ν. (2018) ‘Health behaviour convergence: evidence from fractional (long memory) convergence and British microdata’, Manchester School 86, 76-99.
Apergis, N., Payne, J. (2019, forthcoming) ‘Volatility modeling of U.S. metropolitan retail gasoline prices: an empirical note’, Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy.
Apergis, N., Rehman, M. (2018) ‘Is CAPM a behavioral model? Estimating sentiments from rationalism’, Journal of Behavioral Finance, 19, 442-449.
Apergis, E., Apergis, N. (2018) ‘What is extracted from earth is gold: are rare earths telling a new tale to economic growth?’, Journal of Economic Studies, 45, 177-192.
Apergis, N., Payne, J. (2019, forthcoming) ‘Convergence in Venture Capital Investments across U.S. Regions: An Extension of the Ballinger et al (2016) Study’, Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy.
Apergis, N., Ozcan, B. (2018) ‘The impact of Internet use on air pollution: evidence from emerging countries’, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25, 4174-4189.
Apergis, N. (2018) ‘Education and democracy: new evidence from 161 countries’, Economic Modelling, 71, 59-67.
Apergis, N., Vouzavalis, G. (2018) ‘Asymmetric pass through of oil prices to gasoline prices: evidence from a new country sample’, Energy Policy, 114, 519-528.
Apergis, N., Bouras, C., Christou, C., Hassapis, C. (2018) ‘Multi-horizon wealth effects across the G7 economies’, Economic Modelling, 72, 165-176. 
Apergis, N., Payne, J. (2018) ‘Resurrecting the size effect: Evidence from a panel nonlinear cointegration model for the G7 stock markets’, Review of Financial Economics, 23, 46-53. 
Apergis, N., Cooray, A. (2018) ‘The Behaviour of Interest Rate Spreads Prior to and After the Financial Crisis: Evidence across OECD countries’, Manchester School, 86, 559-585. 
Apergis, N., Katsaiti, M.S. (2018) ‘Poverty and the resource curse: evidence from a global panel of countries’, Research in Economics, 72, 211-223. 
Apergis, E., Apergis, N. (2018) ‘"Sakura" has not Grown in a Day: Infrastructure Investment and Economic Growth in Japan under Different Tax Regimes’, Empirical Economics, 1-27.
Apergis, N. (2019, forthcoming) ‘The role of the expectations channel in the quantitative easing in the Eurozone’, Journal of Economic Studies.
Apergis, N., Chesser, M. Hanly, J., Cassells, D. (2018) ‘The positive feedback cycle in the electricity market: residential solar PV adoption, electricity demand and prices’, Energy Policy, 122, 36-44.
Apergis, N., Rehman, M. (2019, forthcoming) ‘Do Global Sentiment Shocks Spillover towards Emerging and Frontier Markets?’, Journal of Economic Integration.
Apergis, E., Apergis, N. (2019) ‘New evidence on corruption and government debt from a global country panel: a non-linear panel long-run approach’, Journal of Economic Studies 46, 1009-1027.

Apergis, N., Gozgor, G., Lau, C.K., Wang, S. (2019) ‘Decoding the Australian Electricity Market: New Evidence from Three-Regime Hidden Semi-Markov Model’, Energy Economics 78, 129-142.

Apergis, N. (2019) ‘Financial experts on the board: does it matter for the profitability and risk of the U.K. banking industry? Journal of Financial Research 42, 243-270.

Apergis, N., Payne, J. (2020, forthcoming) ‘Florida metropolitan housing markets: examining club convergence and geographical market segmentation’, Journal of Housing Research.

Apergis, N., Pragidis, I. (2020, forthcoming) ‘Stock price reactions to wire news from the European Central Bank: evidence from changes in the sentiment tone and international market indexes’, Atlantic Economic Journal.

Apergis, N., Apergis, I., Cooray, A., Khraief, N. (2019) ‘Do gold prices respond to real interest rates? Evidence from the Bayesian Markov Switching VECM model’, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money 60, 134-148.

Apergis, N. (2019) ‘The impact of fracking activities on Oklahoma's housing prices: a panel cointegration analysis’, Energy Policy 128, 94-101.

Apergis, N. (2019) ‘The role of the debt-service ratio as a leading indicator of households consumption’, Manchester School, 87, 821-847.

Apergis, N., Mehdi, B.J., Youssef, S.B. (2019) ‘The dynamic linkage between renewable energy, tourism, CO2 emissions, economic growth, foreign direct investment, and trade’, Latin American Economic Review 28, 1-19.

Apergis, H., Apergis, N. (2019) ‘Silver Prices and Solar Energy Production’, Environmental Science and Pollution Research 26, 8525-8532.

Apergis, N., Bhattacharya, M., Inekwe, J. (2019) ‘Prediction of financial distress for multinational corporations: Panel estimations across countries’, Applied Economics 51, 4255-4269.

Apergis, N. (2019) ‘Oil prices and corporate high-yield spreads: evidence from panels of nonenergy and energy European firms’, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 72, 34-40.

Apergis, N. (2019, forthcoming) ‘Subjective well-being in housing purchasing: Evidence with survey data from the U.K. housing residential market’, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 74, 328-335.

Apergis, N., Apergis, E., Apergis, H. (2019) ‘A new macro stress testing approach for financial realignment in the Eurozone’, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money 61, 52-80.

Apergis, N., Payne, J. (2019) ‘Convergence in Condominium Prices of Major U.S. Metropolitan Areas’, International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 12, 1113-1126.

Apergis, N., Hayat, T., Kadasah, N.A. (2019) ‘Monetary policy and the gender pay gap: Evidence from UK households’, Applied Economics Letters 26, 1807-1810.

Apergis, N., Payne, J. (2019) ‘Modeling the Time-Varying Volatility of Housing Returns:  Further Evidence from the U.S. Metropolitan Condominium Markets’, Review of Financial Economics, 38, 24-33.

Apergis, N., Rehman, M. (2019) ‘Sensitivity of economic policy uncertainty to investor sentiment: evidence from Asian, Developed and European Markets’, Studies in Economics and Finance, 36, 114-129.

Apergis, N., Christou, C., Kynigakis, J. (2019) ‘Contagion across US and European financial markets: Evidence from the CDS markets’, Journal of International Money and Finance, 96, 1-12.

Apergis, N., Lau, C.K., Shen, F.O. (2019) ‘Market integration between Turkey and Eurozone countries’, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade.

Apergis, N. (2019) ‘Financial market imperfections and profitability: new evidence from a large panel of US SME firms’, Journal of Forecasting, 1-22.

Apergis, N., Hayat, T., Saeed, T. (2019) ‘The role of happiness in financial decisions: evidence from financial portfolio choice and five European countries’, Atlantic Economic Journal, 1-18.

Apergis, N., Bhattacharya, M. (2019) ‘Bank credit, public financial incentives, tax financial incentives and export performance during the global financial crisis’, World Economy, 43.

Apergis, N., Hayat, T., Saeed, T. (2019) ‘Fracking and infant mortality: fresh evidence from Oklahoma’, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26, 32360-32367.

Feng, L; Fu, T., Apergis, N; Tao, H., Yan, W. (2019) ‘The role of government intervention in financial development: micro evidence from China’, Accounting and Finance, 59, 2855-2878.

Apergis, N., Garcia, C. (2020) ‘Environmentalism in the EU-28 context: The impact of governance quality on environmental energy efficiency’, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26, 37012-37025.

Apergis, N., Rehman, M. (2020, forthcoming) ‘Do global sentiment shocks spillover towards emerging and frontier markets?’, Journal of Economic Studies.

Apergis, E., Apergis, N. (2020, forthcoming) ‘Long-Term Unemployment. A Question of Skill Obsolescence (Updating Existing Skills) or Technological Shift (Acquiring New Skills)? Journal of Economic Studies.

Apergis, N., Payne, J. (2020, forthcoming) ‘NAFTA and the convergence of CO2 emissions intensity and its determinants’, International Economics.

Apergis, N., Cooray, A. (2020, forthcoming) ‘How do human rights violations affect poverty and income distribution?’, International Economics.

Apergis, N., Hasanov, F.J., Mikayilov, J.I., (2020, forthcoming) ‘CO2 Emissions-Economic Growth Relationship Revisited: New Insights from the Time-Varying Cointegration Approach’, Statistika.

Apergis, N., Payne, J. (2020, forthcoming) ‘Carbon Dioxide Emissions Intensity Convergence: Evidence from Central American Countries’, Frontiers Energy Research.

Apergis, N., Bhattacharya, M., Hadhri, W. (2020, forthcoming) ‘Health care expenditure and environmental pollution: A cross-country comparison across different income groups’, Environmental Science and Pollution Research.