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Prof John Wilson

Prof John Wilson


Director of Research

Researcher profile

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John is Director of the Centre for Responsible Banking & Finance based at the University of St Andrews. He is also a Member of Scientific Advisory Board of Chartered Association of Business Schools Academic Journal Guide. Previously, he was Treasurer and General Secretary of the British Accounting and Finance Association during the period 2009-2011, and the founding Chair of the British Accounting and Finance Association Financial Markets and Institutions Special Interest Group over the period 2007-2018. John serves as Associate Editor to the Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Journal of Financial Stability, British Accounting Review, European Journal of Finance and Finance Research Letters. He also serves on the editorial board of a number of journals including the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Financial Economic Policy and the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance. He has guest edited 10 special issues for various journals including: Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Economic Behaviour & Organization, European Journal of Finance, Public Money & Management, British Accounting Review and the Journal of Corporate Finance (in progress).

In the period June 2011 to April 2012, John served as a full member of a Commission on Credit Unions established by the Irish Government. The Commission delivered interim and final reports to the Minister for Finance in September 2011 and April 2012 respectively. In 2018, John delivered evidence on the impact of Brexit on UK small and medium-sized enterprises to the House of Lords EU Internal Markets Committee.


  • MN4223 International Banking

Research areas

John's research focuses on banking (in Europe, Japan and the United States) and credit unions (in UK, Ireland and the United States). He has published over 70 journal articles in outlets including Journal of Money Credit & Banking; Journal of Corporate Finance; European Journal of Operational Research; Journal of the Royal Statistical Society; Economic Inquiry; Journal of Banking & Finance; Journal of Financial Services Research; Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments; Cambridge Journal of Economics; International Journal of Industrial Organization; Regional Studies and Social Science & Medicine.

?John is the author/co-author of numerous books. These include: European Banking: Efficiency, Technology and Growth; Industrial Organisation: An Analysis of Competitive Markets; The Economics of Business Strategy; Industrial Organization: Competition Strategy and Policy, now in its fifth edition; and Banking: A Very Short Introduction. John edited a five volume Routledge Major Works in Banking. He co-edited the first, second and third editions of the Oxford Handbook of Banking (with Allen Berger and Phil Molyneux). John also coedited the Handbook of Post Crisis Financial Modelling (with Emmanuel Haven, Phil Molyneux, Sergei Fedotov and Meryem Duygun).

PhD supervision

  • Hiep Ngoc Luu
  • Lechedzani Kgari
  • Hang Yuan
  • Lemonia Marina Rempoutsika

Selected publications


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