Aloysius Igboekwu

Dr, PhD (Loughborough), MSc (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), MBA (Benin), PGCTHE (Aberystwyth), BSc (Hons.) (Port Harcourt), FHEA, MNIM


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Prior to his academic career, Aloysius had a successful career working in various areas of commercial, corporate, and retail banking with a leading bank in West Africa. He is a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered).Aloysius holds a PhD degree in Finance from Loughborough University as well as other degrees in Business and Management, Economics, and Industrial Chemistry. He won the Vice Chancellor’s prize for the best graduating student in the department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry University of Port Harcourt.


Aloysius is a Senior Lecturer in Finance at Aberystwyth University. His research interests are in the areas of Asset Pricing, Behavioural Finance, Corporate Finance, Market-based Accounting, Financial Markets, International Economics, and Banking. He is research-active and has publications in international journals such the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. Aloysius has presented his research works in a number of international conferences such as the European Financial Management Association and the British Accounting and Finance Association. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Risk Finance. Currently, he is a guest editor for the Qualitative Research in Financial Markets journal. Aloysius is currently working on a series of applications of Gerd Gigerenzer’s concept of “fast and frugal reasoning” within financial markets.Aloysius teaches modules in Investments, Corporate Finance, Financial Theory, Banking, Financial Markets and Institutions. Previously, he taught modules in Business Economics as well as Mathematics and Quantitative Methods for Business and Social Sciences.

Research interests

Asset Pricing

Behavioural Finance

Corporate Finance and Governance

Market-based Accounting

Financial Markets

International Economics


Aloysius welcomes applications from potential PhD students wishing to carry out their research in any area within his area of interest.



Director of Postgraduate Studies at Aberystwyth Business School

Theme Champion Economy and Finance, Autonomous Systems, The Alan Turing Institute

Member Management Team Aberystwyth University Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Hub

Member of Aberystwyth University Senate

Member of Aberystwyth Business School Executive Team

Academic Partner at Aberystwyth Behavioural Insights (ABi)



Director of Postgraduate Research at Aberystwyth Business School

Member of Aberystwyth University Information Services Committee

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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