Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Diemo Dietrich

Senior Lecturer in Financial Economics


Research Interests

Financial stability, banking, bank regulation, and monetary policy.

Research networks

London FIT network.


2008 Habilitation / venia legendi (Economics), MLU Halle-Wittenberg

2001 Doctorate (Economics), U Leipzig

1997 Diplom-Volkswirt (equivalent to MSc Economics), CAU Kiel.


since 09/2012: Newcastle University Business School, Senior Lecturer in Financial Economics.  

03/2006–08/2012: IWH-Halle Institute for Economic Research, Senior Economist.  

03/2002–02/2006: IWH-Halle Institute for Economic Research, Economist.  

03/1997–02/2002: Institute for Theoretical Economics, U Leipzig, Research and Teaching Assistant.

Research visits and visiting positions

University of Vienna, Department of Finance, Guest Professor, 2016, 2017.

Deutsche Bundesbank, Research Centre, Visiting Researcher, 2006, 2008, 2016.

Norges Bank, Financial Stability Research Department, Visiting Researcher, 2012.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Department of Finance, Visiting Scholar, 2004, 2011.

PhD students

Diemo Dietrich invites PhD applications in the field of (Theory of) Financial Intermediation, with a particular focus on Financial Stability and Banking Regulation. Applicants with a strong background in economics and evidence of a good knowledge in economic theory, especially microeconomics, are particularly welcome.


Monika Bucher, MLU Halle-Wittenberg (June 2014), Stiftung Geld und Währung Doctoral Scholarship, initial placement after completion: Deutsche Bundesbank.

Daniel Heddergott, MLU Halle-Wittenberg (June 2016), Volkswagen Financial Services.

Jaffar Mohammed Ahmed Naser (October 2016), Al Baraka Banking Group.

William Berry, NUBS (October 2018), Peter and Norah Lomas PhD Scholarships in Economics, HMRC.

Ad-hoc Referee

Oxford University Press, Palgrave (2), Journal of Financial Intermediation (3), Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Stability (2), International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Small Business Economics, Journal of Business Research, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance (2), Journal of Macroeconomics, Manchester School, Japan and the World Economy (2), Empirica,  Kredit & Kapital, Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik.


Profile, Mendeley, ResearchGate, SSRN, RePEc, Kudos

As applied theorist, I use ideas primarily from information economics and game theory (e.g. contracts, coordination games, cheap talk), recently also from dynamic macroeconomics (e.g. overlapping generations economies). I have become particularly fascinated with the simple concepts of risk pooling, diversification, and arbitrage.

Research interests: financial stability; banking regulation; monetary policy.

Current projects: liquidity standards for banks; central bank communication; climate change.

Conference presentations (select)

Sydney Banking and Financial Stability Conference (2019); American Economic Association (2018); Econometric Society Latin American Meeting (2017); Money Macro and Finance Research Group (2017); Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (2017); European Workshop on General Equilibrium Theory (2017); International Finance and Banking Society (2018, 2016); European Economic Association (2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004); German Economic Association (2013, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005); Swiss Society for Economics and Statistics (2007, 2006, 2005); Campus for Finance (2013); European Research Group on Money, Banking and Finance (2012); Academy of International Business (2007); Swiss Society for Financial Market Research (2007); European Financial Management Association (2007); Western Economic Association (2005, 2004); Midwest Finance Association (2004)

Seminar presentations and invited talks (select)

Deutsche Bundesbank (Frankfurt 2016, 2013, 2008); University of Vienna (Vienna 2017, 2016); European Banking Authority (London 2015); York University (York 2014); Norges Bank (Oslo 2012); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign 2011, 2004); University of Milan (Milan 2009); Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (Berlin 2009); Institute for the World Economy (Kiel 2007).


NU Business School Strategic Fund, 2016, £2,500 (pump-prime grant) 

NU Business School Research Fund, 2016, £1,000 (research grant)

NU Faculty Research Development, 2014-15, £3,000 (research group funding)

Leverhulme Trust, 2013-15, PI £5,202 (research grant)

Oxford Analytica Ltd, 2013, £8,300 (consultancy)

gtz - Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit, 2012, €1,200 (consultancy)

Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, 2011, PI, €2,480 (research grant)

Deutsche Bundesbank, 2010, €500 (conference grant)

gtz - Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit, 2010, PI, €12,500 (research grant)

Stiftung Geld und Währung, 2009-13, PI, €1.5m (research and doctoral training programme)

Deutsche Bundesbank, 2008, €500 (conference grant)

Deutsche Bundesbank, 2007, €500 (conference grant)

Deutsche Bundesbank, 2005, €500 (conference grant)

Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, 2004, PI, €5,400 (research grant)

Deutsche Bundesbank, 2004, €500 (conference grant)

Stiftung Geld und Währung, 2003, PI, €2,500 (research grant: workshop)

Stiftung Geld und Währung, 2004, PI, €2,500 (research grant: workshop)


Feedback, Guidance and Consultation Hours:

In general, students can make appointments for meetings. I am often also available whenever I am in my office FDC 3.13 but especially Mondays, 2-3pm.