Zoe Tsesmelidakis

Research Manager - Capital Markets Division

Zoe Tsesmelidakis is a research manager in the Bank’s Capital Markets Division, which sits in the Financial Stability Strategy and Risk area. She is also an associate member of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance (OMI). Before she joined the Bank of England, Zoe was a junior professor at the Finance Centre of the University of Muenster, a senior research fellow at OMI in the area of financial economics, and affiliated with the Said Business School. She was also a research fellow at Nuffield College. During her doctoral studies at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Zoe investigated the impact of implicit government guarantees on the pricing of debt. 

In 2011, she visited Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and conducted collaborative work with Robert C Merton on the cost of guarantees that arise through wealth transfers from taxpayers to debt and equity holders. She has presented her work at major conferences in finance and economics and been awarded several prizes.

Zoe's selected academic publications

Beyond Capital Regulation: An Underestimated Risk Source, with Frederic A. Schweikhard (AFA 2016 Meetings Paper)
The Impact of Government Interventions on CDS and Equity Markets, with Frederic A. Schweikhard (EFA 2010, AFA 2012 Meetings Paper)

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