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Dr Leon Vinokur, LLB (Hebrew University), BA in Economics (Hebrew University), MSc (Hons.) in Financial Economics (University of London), PhD in Economics (University of London)


Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8103


Leon Vinokur is a Senior Lecturer and in 2010 was appointed as Director of the MSc Law and Finance programme, an interdisciplinary Master degree between the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and the School of Economics and Finance.

In the past he has worked as a lawyer and a legal adviser at the Legal Advice Department at the Mayor’s Office of Haifa, Israel. He has been a member of the Israeli Bar Association since 2005.


Research Interests:

Leon Vinokur is interested in the fields of microeconomics and environmental economics and policy analysis. He is currently working on applications of behavioural economics in environmental policy analysis.

Amongst his current work, he is investigating the efficiency of Kyoto flexible mechanisms, as they are the driving force behind the success of the Protocol.

In recent work he has investigated the impact of institutional constraints, set by the EU Emission Trading Scheme, on the efficiency of the carbon permits spot market using intra-daily data. Specifically, he is interested in seeing how the banking ban and yearly compliance events, when firms are submitting their carbon permits to cover for their yearly emissions, impact on the efficiency and transparency of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.


Working papers

  • Leon Vinokur (2009) Disposition in the Carbon Market and Institutional Constraints QMUL School of Economics and Finance Working Paper No. 652
  • Leon Vinokur (2009) Evaluation with Dynamic Reference: Sustainable Investment QMUL School of Economics and Finance Working Paper No. 651
  • Leon Vinokur (2009) Environmental Policy Under Ambiguity QMUL School of Economics and Finance Working Paper No. 638

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