Johan Rewilak

Johan Rewilak

Johan joined Aston Business School in May 2016 after completing my PhD at the University of Leicester.  Prior to joining Aston, he worked at the University of Huddersfield as a lecturer in economics, and as a research associate on an ESRC-DFID funded project titled 'Finance, politics and growth' which had a strong focus on Africa.

His research interests are broad and stem across two main disciplines: development finance and sports economics. He is happy to supervise PhDs students in either area.

Outside academia he is a keen runner and footballer having competed at a high level in both.

Position:  Lecturer in Finance
Phone:+44(0)121 204  3150
Room:  SW1020B
  • BA Economics with Arthur Pool Memorial Prize, University of Leicester, 2008
  • MSc, Economics and Development Economics, University of Nottingham, 2009
  • PhD Financial Economics, University of Leicester, 2013
  • 2016 – Present: Lecturer in Finance, Aston Business School, Aston University.
  • 2014 – 2016: Lecturer in Economics, The Business School, University of Huddersfield
  • 2012-2013: Research Associate on ESRC-DFID project “Finance, politics and growth”


  • Development Finance
  • Financial Stability
  • Economic growth
  • Poverty reduction


I am prepared to supervise research students in any area of my research interest and additionally in certain development economics topics. 

  • American Economic Association
  • American Finance Association
  • Royal Economics Society


  • Rewilak, J., 2018. The impact of financial crises on the poor. Journal of International Development 30, 3-19
  • Rewilak, J., 2017. The role of financial development in poverty reduction.  Review of Development Finance 7(2), 169-176. 
  • Fielding, D., Rewilak, J., 2015. Credit Booms, financial fragility and banking crises.  Economics Letters 136, 233-236.
  • Rewilak, J., 2013. Finance is good for the poor but it depends where you live.  Journal of Banking and Finance 37(5), 1451-1459