Alessandra Guariglia is Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Birmingham. She has been Head of the Department of Economics at that same university from 2012 to 2015, and Head of the Departments of Economics and Accounting & Finance at the University of Durham between 2009 and 2012. Prior to that, she has worked at the Universities of Nottingham, Kent, and Essex.
She obtained her PhD from Boston University in 1995. Her current areas of research include the link between macroeconomic activity and finance, the economics of transition in China, and health economics. She is an associate editor of the European Journal of Finance and has been associate editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance from 2011 to 2015. Her research has been published in journals such as the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, the Review of Finance, and the Journal of Corporate Finance.