Professor Steve Cook
Personal Professor
Accounting & Finance
Telephone: (01792) 602106

Following the award of a DPhil in econometric modelling from Oxford University under the supervision of Professor Sir David Hendry, Steve moved to Cambridge University to work on the ESRC-funded project Macroeconomic Modelling of the Business Cycle under the direction of Professor Sean Holly.

Steve's research spans a range of topics in econometrics. This has resulted in over 140 fully refereed articles appearing in outlets including Journal of Applied Econometrics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Statistics and Probability Letters, Applied Mathematics and Computation, Urban Studies and Economics Letters, along with the receipt of research funding from The British Academy. A member of numerous editorial boards, Steve is currently editor-in-chief of Cogent Economics and Finance and deputy editor-in-chief of Econometrics.

Steve has received repeated (inter)national recognition for his teaching in the form of the frequent publication of innovative teaching materials, the publication of pedagogical research, the delivery of national workshops and addresses, the presentation of pedagogical research at leading international conferences, funding for teaching innovation from the HEA and the receipt of a number of national teaching awards. A member of the Board of Associates of the Economics Network, Steve has acted as external examiner, programme reviewer and departmental auditor at numerous institutions over many years.  In recognition of the impact and influence of his teaching activities beyond his own institution, Steve holds a Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Empirical Finance
  • Time Series Analysis

Publications

  1. Finite-sample size distortion of the AESTAR unit root test: GARCH, corrected variance–covariance matrix estimators and adjusted critical values. Applied Economics Letters 23(5), 318-323.
  2. & Revisiting the returns–volume relationship: Time variation, alternative measures and the financial crisis. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 470, 228-235.
  3. & Revisiting the returns–volume relationship: Time variation, alternative measures and the financial crisis. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 470, 228-235.
  4. & A new perspective on the ripple effect in the UK housing market: Comovement, cyclical subsamples and alternative indices. Urban Studies 53(14), 3048-3062.

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Teaching

  • MN-M510 International Financial Forecasting

    This module aims to familiarize students with the key concepts used in the forecasting of time series data and financial data. The module exposes students to both the practical and theoretical aspects of time series forecasting, dealing with the application and consideration of a range of forecasting methods and forecast evaluation techniques.

Supervision

  • Financial Crisis and Policy Responses (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Tapas Mishra
    Other supervisor: Dr Joshy Easaw
    Other supervisor: Dr Dimitrios Vougas
  • Essays on Microfinance and Poverty Dynamics (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Davide Avino
  • Profitability and risk of market timing strategies using ETFs and other funds (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Vineet Upreti
  • Modelling Exchange Rates Using Macroeconomic Fundamentals (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Rosen Chowdhury
    Other supervisor: Dr Syed Shabi-Ul-Hassan