School of Finance and Management

Professor Victor Murinde

Key information

Centre for Global Finance Director School of Finance and Management AXA Professor in Global Finance Centre for Sustainable Finance Member
BA (Mak), MSc (Wales), PhD (Wales), Doctoris Honoris Causa (Tallinn)
Russell Square: College Buildings
Telephone number
020 7898 4057
Support hours
Friday 9 - 11 or by email appointment


  • Principal Investigator of the DFID-ESRC Research Grant (ES/N013344/2) on “Inclusive Finance” for £2.5 million, for 2016-2021, leading a consortium of: SOAS University of London; Loughborough University; Institute for Development Studies (IDS); University of Birmingham; University of Nottingham; ODI London; University of Groningen; Laval University; University of Ghana, Legon; & the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).
  • Co-Investigator on the ESRC-ICSSR project (Grant Ref: ES/T016213/1), 2021–2024, on “UK-India Bilateral Trade in FinTech and FinTech-Enabled Services: Emerging trends and potential for growth”.
  • Co-Investigator on the ESRC-NSCF project (Grant Ref: ES/P005241/1), 2017-2021, on "Developing financial systems to support sustainable growth in China – The role of innovation, diversity and financial regulation”.
  • Governing Council member, The British Institute in Eastern Africa, 2018-2023.
  • Past Chair (2015-2018) and Member (2019-2023), Econometric Society Africa Regional Standing Committee.
  • Previously, founding Director, African Development Institute at the African Development Bank (2011-2014).
  • Lecturing experience at Makerere University, Cardiff University, University of Bradford, Loughborough University and University of Manchester.
  • Advisory services to government, companies and international organisations including the World Bank, UN-ECA, UNCTAD, African Development Bank, BIS, and the Caribbean Development Bank.
  • Has received generous research grants from the ESRC, European Commission, FCDO, and Leverhulme Trust.
  • Current research interests include: FinTech and FinTech-enabled services; climate risk finance; digital inclusive finance; cross-border interbank markets; applications of AI and machine learning method to finance; uncertainty and dynamics in a flow-of-funds framework; bank performance, risk and regulation.

Research interests

Mega Trends in Global Finance; Inclusive Finance; Financial Institutions, Markets and Instruments; Financial Modelling & Forecasting

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Julius Ejechi Impact of financial technology on financial inclusion and economic growth in Africa
Zeyu Huang
Anosi Ikimalo Fellowship amongst peers: A network analysis of interbank lending markets
Aweng Peter Majok Garang
Catherine Tuhirirwe The impact of Chinese investment loans on sustainable economic development in Africa: Case studies of Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, and Zambia
Juliet Uluma Onyeka How far does financial regulation help in combating financial crime during a health pandemic (COVID-19); An ethnic minority perspective.


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