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Financial Economics, contagion, asset pricing models, global financial markets, money and fixed income markets

  • 98 Citations
  • 5 h-Index

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Daniel has a BA Hons in Economics from UEL, an MSc in Business Finance from Brunel University and a PhD in Empirical Finance from the Centre of Empirical Research in Economics and Finance, University of Durham. He has a strong background in economics, econometrics and finance.  Before entering academia, he spent over 10 years in the City of London in Asset Management as a Quantitative Research Analyst in Fixed Income and Currencies for some of the largest and most prestigious institutions of the industry. He maintains an in-depth understanding on the global financial markets from the money markets, equity and bond markets as well as the commodity markets. Today, he continues to have close connections with the City.

After leaving the City, Daniel joined Christ Church Business School in 2009. He gained extensive experience teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate finance related modules from international finance, financial services, investment analysis, corporate finance in addition to econometrics and research methods. He served as Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange and Director of the MPhil/PhD Research Degree Programme. Daniel also contributed significantly to REF2021 planning and been involved in policy formation in Research Ethics and Governance at university level.

Daniel joined Coventry Business School in October 2017. Daniel is the Associate Head of School (Research) and Head of the Academic Support Programme in Research Excellence at the School of Economics, Finance and Accounting (EFA). He is also associate member of the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI). Daniel is responsible for the research portfolio in delivering on the research and scholarship agenda between the CFCI and EFA within the Faculty of Business and Law. Nowdays, Daniel delivers research methodology workshops to PhD students and staff for CFCI and performs guest lectures on banking and financial market contagion. Finally, he is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


PhD Project

Daniel is an experienced supervisor successfully supervising students on MBA consultancy projects, MSc dissertations and PhD thesis to completion in the fields of Business Management, Finance and Financial Economics. He is interested in taking on PhD students in the areas of financial markets and institutions, the dynamics of money and fixed income markets, financial market contagion and asset pricing.

Research Interests

Daniel is research active and has published in world leading ABS 3* and 4* journals in the areas of financial markets, investment management as well as in tourism economics. His research interests lies in: financial markets and the real economy; the dynamics governing equity, fixed income and money markets; asset pricing theory; financial market contagion and social economic trends.

Vision Statement

Daniel's current research focus lies in two topical areas in the financial economics area: 1) increasing our understanding on how a financial crisis spreads across countries and different asset classes to address a broader debate on whether market turbulence is caused by changes in investor confidence in the financial system as opposed to market failure; 2) the dynamics behind the relationship between global credit market spreads and the term structure of interest rates - a topical area that could have major implications for the implementation of central bank policy in the form of quantitative easing. Daniel's current focus also extends on the impact of global macroeconomic shocks from major source markets on the tourism economy of major destination countries.

Education/Academic qualification

Empirical Finance, Doctorate, University of Durham

1 Oct 19951 Dec 1999

Economics, Degree, University of East London

1 Oct 199030 Jun 1993

Business Finance, MSc, Brunel University

1 Oct 19931 Oct 1994

External positions

External Examiner - Lincoln International Business School

1 Oct 20171 Oct 2022

Research Mentor - SPARC Programme , Canterbury Christ Church University

1 Jun 2017 → …

Chief External Examiner - WEMA Wealth Management, The London Institute of Banking & Finance

1 Jan 20151 Nov 2016

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Research Output

  • 98 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Review article

Tourism demand and economic growth in Spain: New insights based on the yield curve

Santamaria, D. & Filis, G., Dec 2019, In : Tourism Management. 75, p. 447-459 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 9 Citations (Scopus)

    Sentiment, mood and outbound tourism demand

    Santamaria, D., Dragouni, M., Filis, G. & Gavriilidis, K., Sep 2016, In : Annals of Tourism Research. 60, p. 80-96 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 33 Citations (Scopus)
    26 Downloads (Pure)

    How value-glamour investors use financial information: UK evidence of investor's confirmation bias

    Doung, C., Pescetto, G. & Santamaria, D., 2014, In : The European Journal of Finance. 20, 6, p. 524-549 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 10 Citations (Scopus)
    23 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 17 Citations (Scopus)
    24 Downloads (Pure)

    Forecasting tourist arrivals in Greece and the impact of macroeconomic shocks from the countries of tourists' origin

    Gounoploulos, D., Petmezas, D. & Santamaria, D., Apr 2012, In : Annals of Tourism Research. 39, 2, p. 641-666 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 29 Citations (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)