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Kostas Vasilopoulos

PhD Candidate

Lancaster University

Welcome to my website

I am a macroeconomist and a Teaching Associate in the Department of Economics, Lancaster University. My primary research interests include theoretical and applied macroeconomics focused on the real estate markets. In particular, I examine the business cycle, property-price and investment dynamics when there is competition between households and firms for real estate. My secondary research interests focuses on explosive dynamics and asset predictability.

I am also affiliated with the Housing Observatory, an initiative aiming to improve our understanding of housing markets. Housing Observatory is comprised of two projects, the International Housing Observatory, which is in collaboration with the Globalization & Monetary Policy Institute of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the UK Housing Observatory of Lancaster University.

Interests

  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Explosive Dynamics
  • Real Estate Markets
  • Credit Frictions
  • Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) modelling

Education

  • Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, 2016

    Lancaster University

  • MSc Economics, 2014

    University of Macedonia (Greece)

  • BSc Economics, 2009

    University of Macedonia (Greece)

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Associate

Lancaster University

Nov 2020 – Present Lancaster, United Kingdom

Courses Tutored:

  • Econ223: Intermediate Macroeconomics II
  • Econ 324: Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Econ 400: Macroeconomics for Money, Banking and Finance
  • Econ 101: Principles of Economics A
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

Lancaster University - UK Housing Observatory

Mar 2019 – Sep 2020 Lancaster, United Kingdom

Responsibilities include:

  • Analysing and modelling UK national and regional housing markets
  • Developing dynamic and interactive website
 
 
 
 
 

Postgraduate Teaching Assistant

Lancaster University

Sep 2016 – Sep 2020 Lancaster, United Kingdom

Courses Tutored:

  • Econ222: Intermediate Macroeconomics I
  • Econ 102: Principles of Economics B

Projects

International Housing Observatory

Understanding the international house price dynamics.

United Kingdom Housing Observatory

Understanding the UK national and regional house price dynamics.

Programming Skills

Framework

Advanced

R & Matlab

Intermediate

C++, Dynare & Python

Basic
Web Development

HTML/CSS & JS

Contact

Send me an email: k.vasilopoulos@lancaster.ac.uk

  • +44(0)7392971743
  • B81, LUMS, Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 4YW
  • Personal website of Kostas Vasilopoulos
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