Alistair Milne is Professor of Financial Economics at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, UK. He has also been a regular visiting scholar at the Monetary Policy and Research Department of the Bank of Finland. Previously he was senior lecturer and then reader in banking and finance at Cass Business School, City University of London; and has worked at the Bank of England; the University of Surrey, London Business School, HM Treasury and for the Government of Malawi.
His principal research interests are: financial infrastructures and financial technology; bank regulation and capital management; and the role of banks and credit in the macroeconomy. He has over one hundred journal publications on these and other topics. He is the author of a comprehensive account of the global credit crisis “The Fall of the House of Credit”. He holds a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics. He does regular media work and consults for a variety of public and private organisations.
His research attracts the interest of both practitioners and policy makers, with frequent presentations to both central banks and industry conferences. His current research is focused on the economics of central bank issue of digital currencies, open banking, ‘peer to peer’ lending platforms and the application of AI, distributed ledgers and related data technologies in financial services.