Michael Harrison

Michael Harrison

Lecturer in Finance and Fintech

, Royal Docks School of Business and Law

Michael is lecturer in Finance and FinTech and is the Programme Leader for Undergraduate Economics Programmes in the Royal Docks School of Business and Law. His teaching spans modules in Economics, FinTech and Econometrics. He is research active in the area of High Frequency Trading and Market Microstructure.

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Michael joined UEL in 2017 and is currently lecturer in Finance and FinTech. He is currently researching non-cooperative interaction in financial markets characterised by the presence of High Frequency and Algorithmic traders. Prior to PhD studies, Michael obtained a master's degree in Economics from the University of Birmingham. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is recognised as a Certified FinTech Professional by the Global Academy of Finance and Management. Michael teaches on the Economics programme and delivers modules on the FinTech pathway. He is also the programme leader for the BSc Economics programme.


  • Roy-Mukherjee, S. Harrison, M. (2020) 'The shifting boundaries of capitalism and the conflict of surplus value appropriation within the gig economy', in Yerby, E. Page-Tickell, R (ed.) Conflict and Shifting Boundaries in the Gig Economy. London: Emerald Publishing Limited
  • Conference Paper Given: Temporal asymmetries in the efficiency of financial markets characterized by algorithmic traders. IFABS Conference 2019 (Angers, France).



  • EC5010 - Fundamentals of Microeconomics
  • EC5011 - Fundamentals of Macroeconomics
  • HR6026 - Global Enterprise
  • MK5025 - Marketing Analytics and Research
  • Dissertation Supervision


  • SG4011 - Statistics and Data Analytics
  • EC5005 - Introduction to Econometrics
  • FN7230 - Bloomberg Trading Game

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