The website of Eric Philip Davis


Christian perspective
Estonia - financial instability course
New material 2006-9
Equities research
Demographics and asset prices
Recent presentations
Bibliography by date
Thematic bibliography
Financial stability
Financial regulation
Work history

Pastor, Penge Baptist Church, Senior Research Fellow, National Institute of Economic and Social Research

Recent Christian Material

Recent Economics Material 


Christian material

A Christian perspective

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

"Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

Jesus said "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me." Revelation 3:20


Christian Economics

[new]Banking on Virtue - exploring the approaches of economics and theology to the financial crisis

[new]A confrontation of economic and theological approaches to "ending poverty" in Africa






[new]Latest sermons (Penge Baptist Church unless otherwise shown)

September 12th 2010: "I am the Messiah" (John 4:26) Notes Slides Text

September 19th 2010:"I am the bread of life" (John 6:25-59) Notes Slides Text

September 26th 2010:"I am the light of the world" (John 8:12, 9:1-7) Notes Slides Text

October 3rd 2010: "I am the good shepherd" (John 10:1-18) Notes Slides Text

October 10th 2010: "I am the gate" (John 10:1-2, 7-10) Notes Slides Text

October 17th 2010: "I am the Resurrection and the Life" (John 11:1-44) Notes Slides Text BBC Video shown before sermon

October 18th 2010: "The Financial Crisis, Economics and Theology", Milton Keynes Theology Forum Text Slides Research paper

October 21st 2010: "Slavery and the Bible", Calabash Club Lewisham Text Slides


Theology essays


Economics Material

[new] CGT rise could put end to a socially unjust practice, FT, June 9 2010

[new] Course on Financial Instability, Estonian Central Bank, 9-11 December 2009



[new]"Calibrating macroprudential policy"

[new]"The impact of global imbalances; does the current account balance help to predict banking crises in OECD countries"

[new]Bank Regulation, Property Prices And Early Warning Systems For Banking Crises In OECD Countries (Forthcoming, Journal of Banking and Finance)

[new]Financial Stability in the United Kingdom: Banking on Prudence

[new]Optimal regulation of bank capital and liquidity: how to calibrate new international standards

[new]The financial crisis, private and public debt - contrasting the approaches of economics and theology (draft)

[new]Macroprudential regulation - the missing policy pillar

[new]Household debt and foreign currency borrowing in New Member States of the EU

[new]The evolution of the financial crisis of 2007-8

[new]Could early warnings systems have helped to predict the subprime crisis?

[new]Liquidity, financial crises and lender of last resort - how much of a departure is the sub-prime crisis

[new]The Financial Crisis and a Christian Response (PDF of slides)

(Audio of presentation)



[new]"Asset prices and real economic activity"

[new]Deposit insurance systems and bank risk

[new]The effectiveness of banking supervision

[new]The Impact of EMU on Real Exchange Rate Volatility in EU countries

[new]Are Canadian pension funds disadvantaged by the current structure of portfolio regulations?

[new]A confrontation of economic and theological approaches to "ending poverty" in Africa

[new]Comparing early warning systems for banking crises


The Financial Stability e-group

Link to Brunel University web page



Updated 1st November 2010