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Dr Kim Kaivanto

Senior Lecturer

Kim Kaivanto

The Management School



Tel: +44 1524 594030

Office Hours:

Michaelmas: Wed 9:00--10:00; Lent: Wed 09:00--10:00

Professional Role

Director of MSc Money, Banking & Finance

Economics Department representative on the Postgraduate Teaching Committee

Research Grants

2010 EPSRC ‘TEDDI’ project,
2008 Joule Centre award joint with LEC,
2007 LU Grant for ‘The Role of Alternation Bias in Paradoxes of Judgment and Perception’.

Current Teaching

Econ 401 Economics for Money, Banking and Finance; Econ 412/452 Behavioural Finance; Econ 434 Topics in Banking Regulation and Financial Stability; Econ 420 MSc MBF Dissertation module; Econ 810 Applied Behavioural Economics; FTMBA Guest Lectures on the Financial Crisis


PhD (Warwick), SFHEA

Research Interests

Decision making under risk and uncertainty; the valuation, investment decision and financing of innovation- and R&D-intensive projects; technology policy; particular interest in the civil aerospace industry, the air transport industry, the finance industry, and the fintech industry.


Kim Kaivanto holds the post of Senior Lecturer in Economics. He also holds the administrative role of Director of the MSc in Money, Banking and Finance. Prior to joining LUMS, Kim held research fellowships at the Eitan Berglas School of Economics and Warwick Business School.

Kim's research issues from a core interest in theoretical and descriptive models of decision making and behaviour under risk and uncertainty. This is then carried through into and applied to more specific financial and investment problem settings. Kim has worked on a diverse range of research and consultancy projects, including such special topics such as investor sentiment, security behaviour, civil aerosapce R&D support schemes, air transport CO2 emissions, venture capital, the exploitation of social science research, and airport slot allocation rulings.

In and out of work, Kim finds personal satisfaction and enjoyment in facing diverse challenges, seeking limits, and finding solutions to problems.

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