Tapas Mishra is currently a Professor and Head of Banking and Finance at the Southampton Business School, where he lectures in the subject areas of Quantitative Finance and Advanced Time Series Modelling. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Previously he held an academic position (as Associate Professor of Economics and Time Series Econometrics) at the Economics Department at Swansea University where he taught a range of subjects, which include Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis, Econometric Theory, Mathematical Economics and Applied Economics.
- Fractional integration models
- Financial market volatility modelling
- Sustainable finance
- Macroprudential policy and stress testing
- Demography-growth-environmental interdependence
Professor Mishra’s research focuses on modelling the complex interaction of agents and predicting their behaviour in an environment of embedded uncertainty, be it in the context of macroeconomics, financial economics, strategy and entrepreneurship, or within the ambit of social, medical and psychological settings. He strongly believes in the integration and holistic nature of research philosophy across disciplines: a deeper insight into any discipline – whether organic or inorganic – can reveal that the boundary lines of strict disciplinary habits disappearing and points of contact emerging.
He is willing to supervise PhD theses in the subject areas, which include among others, bubbles and rational expectations (applications to real estate market and cryptocurrency), models of dynamic interdependence among agents under incomplete information and uncertainty, the economics of innovation, monetary policy and finance applications, environment and development, microfinance and socio-economic evaluation, (non-stationary and full-distributional) time series and panel data econometrics, and policy evaluations of health interventions.
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Tapas has about 20 years of teaching experience in quantitative modelling, financial management, economic growth and environmental dynamics, advanced time series and panel data econometrics.
Prior to joining academia, Tapas served as a scientist within the World Population Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria, as a senior researcher at the Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm, Sweden, and as a senior research officer at the Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, India.
Tapas has led several research projects awarded by both national and international funding bodies, such as the Leverhulme Trust, the Ford Foundation and Winrock International, the Swedish Research Council, and the European Commission’s FP6 Framework. His papers have been published in leading scientific journals, such as Nature, World Development, Social Indicators Research, Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Macroeconomics, European Journal of Finance, Manchester School, and Economics Letters, among others. His recently published book on Dynamics of Distribution and Diffusion of New Technologies (published by the Springer) has been downloaded over 2800 times. His research has been presented at refereed national and international conferences, such as the Royal Economic Society, the American Economic Association, Economic History Association, EURAM, Econometric Society, and Science and Public Policy Conference at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Over the past years, he has organized and chaired conferences/workshop.
Tapas joined an integrated MSc and PhD program under the European Doctoral Program at the Centre for Operations Research and Econometrics, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and completed an MSc in Quantitative Economics with distinction. He completed PhD under Professor David de la Croix. Tapas also completed an MPhil degree in economics from the Delhi School of Economics under the supervision of Prof Pami Dua and a post-doc in economic theory and cliometrics under Prof Claude Diebolt at BETA, University of Strasbourg, France. He has been awarded a number of prestigious scholarships, such as Ford Foundation-Winrock International Fellowship, CORE Fellowship, IIASA post-doc fellowship, National Scholarship and Junior Research Fellowship (from the Government of India). He was a Marie-Curie post-doctoral researcher at the Vienna University of Technology and worked under Prof Alexia Prskawtez.
Tapas is an accomplished educator who not only achieves excellence in teaching but also contributes actively towards making the education process effective, by serving for instance, as a panel member of Cambridge Access Validating Agency (to evaluate proposals for HE (Business) Validation), and as an external expert of the European Doctoral Program, among others. He has received several teaching awards (which includes the student nominated Excellence in Teaching and Learning/Distinguished Teaching Award from Swansea University in 2013).