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Kenneth Baldwin

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Economics


Ken is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics. Ken teaches financial regulation and financial systems at masters’ level.

Career overview

Ken studied physics at Oxford University. After qualifying as a chartered accountant, he worked in the city for UBS and Credit Suisse in derivatives’ roles before taking a career break to gain a PhD in the economics of information at Loughborough University. He then lived overseas for 15 years working for a number of investment banks as well as a multi-lateral development bank in senior risk management roles.

In 2016, Ken returned to the UK and joined Coventry University, where he was seconded to the Center for Financial and Corporate Integrity and also delivered modules for the Business School, including derivatives, FX markets, corporate finance, credit risk, bank regulation and governance, and international finance.

Research areas

Ken’s research is primarily in finance, but he is also interested in topics at its intersection with economics. His areas of interest include Islamic banking, bank regulation, bank survival modelling, asset pricing and market power.

Ken is accepting expressions of interest for PhD supervision.


  • Baldwin, K. and Alhalboni, M. (2020), “The impact of profit-sharing investment accounts on shareholders’ wealth”. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 69, p.101253.
  • Baldwin K., Alhalboni, M., and Helmi, H.M. (2019), “A Structural Model of ‘Alpha’ for the Capital Adequacy Ratios of Islamic Banks”. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 60, 267-283.
  • Baldwin, K. (2015). “The Management of Refinancing Risk in Islamic Banks”. Journal of Risk, 17(6), 1-19.
  • Baldwin, K., DiBartolomeo, D. (2005). “From Theory to Practice”. The Institutional Real Estate Letter, Vol. 17, No. 11.
  • Baldwin, K. (2001). “Risk Management in Islamic Banking”, in Islamic Finance: Innovation and Growth, Eds. R.A. Karim and S. Archer. Euromoney.