Prof John Wilson


Researcher profile

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John is Professor of Banking & Finance and Head of the Department of Finance at the Business School, University of St Andrews. He is also the Director of the Centre for Responsible Banking & Finance. 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  Editor to Journal of Business Finance and Accounting and Associate Editor to the Journal of Money Credit and BankingJournal 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 Financial Economic Policy and the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance. He has guest edited 10 special issues for various journals including: Journal of Corporate Finance; Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Economic Behaviour & Organization, European Journal of Finance, Public Money & Management and the British Accounting Review.

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. In 2020, John was appointed as a full panel member to the 2021 Research Evaluation Framework (REF) Sub-panel 17: Business and Management Studies.


  • MN4223 International Banking

PhD supervision

  • Amelia Nelson
  • Yeliangzi Zheng
  • Friedrich Roper
  • Trang Do
  • Lechedzani Kgari
  • Amelia Nelson

Selected publications


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