Dr Alfonso Dufour

Associate Professor of Finance

Programme Co-Director of MSc Finance and Financial Technology (FinTech)

Alfonso Dufour

Specialisms

  • Financial Econometrics, 
  • Market Microstructure, 
  • Regulation

Location

ICMA Centre, Whiteknights Campus

Alfonso holds a Laurea in Economia e Commercio (cum laude) from the University of Venice, Italy and an MA and a PhD in Economics, both from the University of California, San Diego.

His research interest spans issues in financial econometrics, market design and structure, empirical market microstructure. He has written articles about forecasting models for transaction prices; measures of market liquidity; and methods for comparing and contrasting alternative market structures. Currently, he is studying the effects of market fragmentation on the quality of European markets.

His paper ‘Time and the price impact of a Trade’ (with Robert F. Engle) was short-listed for the Smith-Breedon best paper prize in the Journal of Finance for 2001.

He is Course Convenor of the Derivative Securities – Pricing and Trading module on the BSc programme and of the Trading and Exchanges module on the MSc programme.

Reference: Zhang, H. and Dufour, A. (2019) Modeling intraday volatility of European bond markets: a data filtering application. International Review of Financial Analysis, 63. pp. 131-146. ISSN 1057-5219 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2019.02.002
Reference: Dufour, A. , Marra, M. , Sangiorgi, I. and Skinner, F. S. (2019) Explaining repo specialness. International Journal of Finance & Economics. ISSN 1099-1158 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.1746
Reference: Dufour, A. , Marra, M. and Sangiorgi, I. (2019) Determinants of intraday dynamics and collateral selection in centrally cleared and bilateral repos. Journal of Banking & Finance, 107. 105610. ISSN 0378-4266 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2019.105610
Reference: Pele, D. T., Lazar, E. and Dufour, A. (2017) Information entropy and measures of market risk. Entropy, 19 (5). 226. ISSN 1099-4300 doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/e19050226
Reference: Dufour, A. , Stancu, A. and Varotto, S. (2017) The equity-like behaviour of sovereign bonds. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 48. pp. 25-46. ISSN 1042-4431 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intfin.2016.11.014
Reference: Board, J. , Dufour, A. , Hartavi, Y., Sutcliffe, C. and Wells, S. (2015) Risk and trading on London's Alternative Investment Market: The stock market for smaller and growing companies. Palgrave Pivot. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137361295
Reference: Perlin, M., Dufour, A. and Brooks, C. (2014) The determinants of a cross market arbitrage opportunity: theory and evidence for the European bond market. Annals of Finance, 10 (3). pp. 457-480. ISSN 1614-2454 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10436-013-0242-5
Reference: Perlin, M., Brooks, C. and Dufour, A. (2014) On the performance of the tick test. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 54 (1). pp. 42-50. ISSN 1062-9769 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.qref.2013.07.009
Reference: Coro, F., Dufour, A. and Varotto, S. (2013) Credit and liquidity components of corporate CDS spreads. Journal of Banking & Finance, 37 (12). pp. 5511-5525. ISSN 0378-4266 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2013.07.010
Reference: Darbha, M. and Dufour, A. (2013) Microstructure of the Euro-area government bond market. In: Baker, H. K. and Kiymaz, H. (eds.) Market microstructure in emerging and developed markets. Robert W. Kolb series in finance. John Wiley, Hoboken, pp. 39-58. ISBN 9781118278444
Reference: Dufour, A. and Nguyen, M. (2012) Permanent trading impacts and bond yields. European Journal of Finance, 18 (9). pp. 841-864. ISSN 1466-4364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/1351847X.2011.601639
Reference: Board, J. , Wells, S., Dufour, A. and Sutcliffe, C. , (2010) The LSE’s AIM market: effect on returns and trading of Canadian stocks. Report. The Task Force to Modernize Securities Legislation , Canada.
Reference: Davies, R., Dufour, A. and Scott-Quinn, B. (2006) The MiFID: competition in a new European equity market regulatory structure. In: Ferrarini, G. and Wymeersch, E. (eds.) Investor Protection in Europe: Corporate Law Making, The MiFID and Beyond. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199202911
Reference: Board, J. , Dufour, A. , Sutcliffe, C. and Wells, S., (2006) A false perception? The relative riskiness of AIM and listed stocks. Discussion Papers. 2006-0. Discussion Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp40.
Reference: Davies, R., Dufour, A. and Scott-Quinn, B. , (2003) Building a competitive and efficient European financial market. Report. European Capital Markets Institute, Brussels. pp103.
Reference: Dufour, A. and Engle, R. F. (2000) Time and the price impact of a trade. Journal of Finance, 55 (6). pp. 2467-2498. ISSN 0022-1082 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/0022-1082.00297

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Past Events

4th July 2016 Brunel University, Uxbridge

Coro, F., Dufour, A. and Varotto, S. (2013) Credit and liquidity components of corporate CDS spreads. Journal of Banking & Finance. ISSN 0378-4266 doi: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2013.07.010 (In Press)

Dufour, A. and Nguyen, M. (2012) Permanent trading impacts and bond yields. European Journal of Finance, 18 (9). pp. 841-864. ISSN 1466-4364 doi: 10.1080/1351847X.2011.601639

Dufour, A. and Engle, R. F. (2000) Time and the price impact of a trade. Journal of Finance, 55 (6). 2467-2498 . ISSN 0022-1082 doi: 10.1111/0022-1082.00297

Chaos Theory and Prediction with Applications to Economics, Wageningen conference on ''Predictability and nonlinear modelling in natural sciences and economics'' (ISNULL) (with A. Medio and M. Lines)

Time and the Price Impact of a Trade Journal of Finance (2000, December) pp 55(6): 2467-2498 (with R. F. Engle)

The ACD Model: Predictability of the Time Between Consecutive Trades(2000) (with R. F. Engle)

A Study on Daily Liquidity unpublished manuscript (1999) (with R. F. Engle) Local Methods for Predicting and Understanding from Univariate Time Series University of Udine, Italy (1993) with M. Lines

Darbha, M. and Dufour, A. (2013) Microstructure of the Euro-area government bond market. In: Baker, H. K. and Kiymaz, H. (eds.) Market microstructure in emerging and developed markets. Robert W. Kolb series in finance. John Wiley , Hoboken. ISBN 9781118278444 (In Press)

Davies, R., Dufour, A. and Scott-Quinn, B. (2006) The MiFID: competition in a new European equity market regulatory structure. In: Ferrarini, G. and Wymeersch, E. (eds.) Investor Protection in Europe: Corporate Law Making, The MiFID and Beyond. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199202911

Board, J., Dufour, A., Sutcliffe, C. and Wells, S. (2006) A false perception? The relative riskiness of AIM and listed stocks.Discussion Papers. 2006-0. Discussion Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp40.

Davies, R., Dufour, A. and Scott-Quinn, B. (2003) Building a competitive and efficient European financial market. Report. European Capital Markets Institute, Brussels. pp103.