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Assistant Professor (on contract)

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PhD in Economics , University of Pisa, Pisa (Italy) 2010-2015

M.Phil Economics, University of Hyderabad (India) 2006-2008

MA Economics,University of Hyderabad (India) 2003-2006

BA Economics, Madras Christian College (India) 2000-2003
Research Areas
Savings and Portfolio decisions

Financial literacy, Cognition

Economics of Pension Funds

Social Responsible Investment


Current Projects
Jean Monnet Project on Development and Harmonisation of Social Responsible Investments in EU

Academic Positions
Assistant Professor, IIM Kozhikode, 2016-

Research Fellow, Department of Economics and Management, University of Pisa (2015-16)

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Economics and Management, University of Pisa (2013-14

Consultant, MEfop, Rome

Teaching Assistant ( Msc Economics, University of Pisa) 2011-2012


PhD scholarship from ARDSU, Pisa 2010-2012 ( Fee waiver)

Mobility Scholarship for International doctoral student awarded by University of Pisa in collaboration with University of Hyderabad

M.Phil Merit Scholarship from University of Hyderabad 2006-2007


Significant Publications
Thomas, A. Spataro, L., and Mathew, N. (2014): Thomas, A., Spataro, L. and N. Mathew (2014) Pension Funds and Stock Market Volatility: An empirical analysis of OECD countries, Journal of Financial Stability, 11, pp. 92-103

Thomas, A. And Spataro, L. (2016): The Effects of Pension Funds On Markets Performance: A Review. Journal of Economic Surveys (Feb). Vol 30 (1),1-33

Thomas A, Spataro L (2015). Financial Literacy, Human Capital and Stock Market Participation in Europe: An Empirical Exercise under Endogenous Framework. Discussion Paper n.194, Collana di E-papers del Dipartimento di Economia e Management, Pisa.

Thomas A, Spataro L (2016).Who owns stocks in England: A panel analysis. Forthcoming in Discussion Paper, Collana di E-papers del Dipartimento di Economia e Management, Pisa.

Thomas A, 2012. Market Segmentation in Grey Cloth Manufacturing: A Primary study of Weaving Industry in Coimbatore, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing (2012/10) ISBN-13: 978-3-659-18826-8


Conferences, Seminars & Talks
Jan 04-07, 2016 TIES International Conference, IIM Kozhikode, Kerala.

Dec 03-05, 2015 XXIV International Rome Conference on Money, Banking and Finance.

Sep 18-19, 2015: IX GRASS Workshop; IMT Lucca, Italy

June 22-23rd 2015: Institutional and Individual Investors: Saving for Old Age, University of Bath, UK.

May 28 th 2015: 13 th International Workshop on Pensions and Savings, Jointly organised by Dauphine University and Harvard University, Paris

June 16th 2013: Netspar Workshop, Frankfurt

September 24th 2012: ERSJ, Workshop, Prague


Contact Details

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
IIMK Campus P. O., Kozhikode, Kerala,
PIN - 673 570

Phone: +91-495-2809100
Fax: +91-495-2803010-11

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