Dr Francesco Pierangeli

Dr Francesco Pierangeli

The Department of Finance
Assistant Professor of Finance

Contact details

University House
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Francesco is Assistant Professor of Finance at Birmingham Business School working on the integration of blockchain into socio-economic processes. His research interests include Game Theory, Economic Development and Innovation in Financial Markets. He is a research associate at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies and holds a PhD in Economics jointly awarded by King's College London and the National University of Singapore. Before joining academia, Francesco worked at J.P. Morgan and UBS.


PhD Economics - King’s College London & National University of Singapore (Joint)

MSc Economics - University of Hong Kong


Principles of Economics and Finance (UG Y1)

Advanced Corporate Finance (UG Y3)

Blockchain, Financial Applications and Cybersecurity (MSc)

International Banking (MBA)

Other activities

Member of American Economic Association, European Economic Association, Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics, Royal Economic Society


Pierangeli, F., Platt, M., Ojeka, S., Dr ̆agnoiu, A.-E., Ibelegbu, O. E., Sedlmeir, J., and Wang, Z. (2023). Energy Demand Unawareness and the Popularity of Bitcoin: Evidence from Nigeria. Oxford Open Energy, 2:2, 1–18. Oxford University Press. 

Pierangeli, F., Platt, M., Livan, G., and Righi, S. (2020). Facilitating the Decentralised Exchange of Cryptocurrencies in an Order-Driven Market. In 2020 2nd Conference on Blockchain Research & Applications for Innovative Networks and Services (BRAINS), pages 30–34, Paris, France. IEEE.