Simeon Djankov
Financial Markets Group
Co-Director for Policy, Financial Markets Group

Simeon Djankov



Research interests

  • Financing the Real Economy
  • Development Economics
  • Financial Crises
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Regulation

Research projects

I am Principal Investigator of the project "How the design of bankruptcy procedures impacts macroeconomic and employment outcomes in the post-Covid recovery period: lessons from previous crises" funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (grant reference ES/V015508/1). The presentation "Insolvency and Recovery among UK Firms" was given at the SME Policy Workshop organised by the University of Nottingham, CBI and Bank of England in March 2022.  

I am also Project Leader for the John Templeton Foundation Grant on Women’s Empowerment, Economic Freedom, and the Role of Law in Driving Prosperity (grant ID 62616).

Recent publications

Chapters in the 2024 Atlas: Freedom and prosperity around the world, published by The Atlantic Council (February 2024):


Research outputs on LSE portal