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Staff Profile

Dr Silvia Szilagyiova

Senior Lecturer in Economics and Course Leader for Financial and Investment Management, and Economics Suite

Before joining York St John University I spent the last four years teaching at the University of Huddersfield. During this time I taught on undergraduate modules including Markets and Government and Monetary and Financial framework. I also supervised dissertations at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.


  • BSc (Huddersfield)
  • MSc (Huddersfield)
  • PhD (Huddersfield)
  • FHEA



Within the field of economics my interests are broad. They are consistently underpinned by an interest in monetary policy, commodity prices and econometrics and particularly time series and VAR models. My research is also focused on the exploitation of:

  • Payday loans users
  • Indebtedness
  • Role of sustainability in economics and finance

I have been a Visiting Lecturer for postgraduate students at the University of Catania in Sicily, Italy.

I am the Course Leader for following undergraduate programmes:

  • Financial and Investment Management
  • Economics
  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics and Business
  • Politics and Economics
  • Economics and Geography
  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics

I am a module director for the following undergraduate modules:

  • Principles of Applied Economics
  • Economic Policy and Practice
  • Bond and Equity markets
  • Portfolio Management
  • Perspectives of Economic growth and Development


I am currently undertaking research on exploitation and payday loans.

Research Student Supervision

I would welcome enquiries from potential research students working on:

  • Monetary Policy
  • Commodity Prices
  • Interest Rates
  • Microfinance


Professional Activities

I am a member of the following societies: 

  • Royal Economic Society 
  • Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment 
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



Silvia Szilagyiova (December 2019) Exploitation of payday loan users: Fact or Fiction? Journal of Economic Sciences VOL VIII / No. 2.

Silvia Szilagyiova (April, 2015). The effect of Payday loans on financial distress in the UK. Procedia Economics and Finance, vol 30, pp.842-847.

Silvia Szilagyiova, John Anchor, Shabbir Dastgir (October, 2013). The transmission of UK monetary policy across national borders: investigation of the impact on oil prices. 54th Annual Conference of the Italian Economic Association, University of Bologna, Italy.

Silvia Szilagyiova, John Anchor, Shabbir Dastgir (September, 2012). What the financial crisis started, the prices of imported goods will finish: Increasing challenges of monetary policy in the UK. European Association for Comparative Economic Studies bi-annual conference, University of West Scotland, Paisley.

Silvia Szilagyiova, John Anchor, Shabbir Dastgir (May, 2012). World commodity prices and UK inflation indexes: Food for thought? PhD Conference in Monetary and Financial Economics, Bristol Business School.