Laurence Joseph Harries Jones

Email: abp707@bangor.ac.uk

Profile

I am the ESRC PhD studentship candidate in financial economics at Bangor University. I started my university education with a BSc (Hons) in Physics from the University of Warwick, while at Warwick I had the privilege of studying some business and finance modules at the Warwick Business School (WBS) where I gained an enthusiasm for finance that carried with me after I graduated, where after I applied for and won the Gold Scholarship at Bangor University, helping me fund my MSc in Banking and Finance at Bangor University.

Following graduating from my MSc, with a Distinction, I worked for two years as a Data Analyst and Statistician at an environmental research organisation and then as a Mathematician for a gambling auditing company. Having gained more life experience I decided to follow my passion for finance and applied for the PhD here at Bangor University, where I focus my research on credit rating agencies.

Qualifications

  • MSc Banking and Finance - Bangor University
  • BSc Physics - University of Warwick

Research Interests

Credit ratings agencies, credit ratings

Summary of Current Research

I am still very much shaping the direction my research will take, but it is clear that I will be focusing on the impact of the introduction of new regulation (post 2008 financial crisis) on credit rating agencies.

Supervisors

Dr Rasha Alsakka
Dr Noemi Mantovan
Professor Owain ap Gwilym