Dr. Gabriele Lepori is a Lecturer in Finance within the Business School at the University of Southampton. His research focusses on behavioural asset pricing, and he teaches in the areas of derivatives and behavioural finance.
Dr. Lepori is also the Director of the Master's Degree (MSc) Programme in Risk & Finance, and he's part of the Review Team of the Business School's Research Ethics Sub-Committee.
- Behavioural finance
- Financial markets
- Macroeconomic shocks
- Interdisciplinary research (finance, social science, and medicine)
Dr. Lepori's research agenda focuses on behavioural asset pricing. In particular, he investigates how psychological and sociological forces affect decision making under risk and may sway the behaviour of individual investors and the dynamics of financial markets.
He also works on interdisciplinary projects at the intersection among finance, social science, and medicine.
His research has been published in prominent academic journals, such as the Journal of Empirical Finance, the Financial Review, and the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money.
His research findings have also been discussed in the financial press and on the radio, including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Investors Chronicle, and NPR Morning Edition.
Current PhD Students
Dr. Lepori currently teaches the following modules:
MANG6239 Behavioural Finance (postgraduate level)
MANG3020 Futures and Options (undergraduate level)
Dr. Lepori holds a PhD in Economics from Michigan State University, USA. He joined Southampton Business School in September 2019. Prior to joining SBS, he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Copenhagen Business School, in Denmark, and a Lecturer in Finance at Keele University, UK.
During his academic career, he has also taught as a visiting scholar at Uppsala University, in Sweden, and at the University of Nevada – Reno, in the United States.