Dr Kabiri is the Head of Economics & International Studies Dept. at the University of Buckingham and a Research Associate at the Financial Markets Group (FMG) at LSE. His current research projects at the CSDU focus on narratives and their underlying emotions to understand several facets of the financial markets and macro economy. His research focuses primarily on the Great Depression in the USA and the role of emotions as drivers of the macro economy and financial markets of the time. His research on the modern period investigates the role of emotions in Financial Broker reports and their impact on prices, implied volatility and forecast predictability for US Stocks. Further projects investigate the role of emotions as a common risk factor for corporate credit spreads and the conditional correlation between equities and corporate bonds during the GFC in the USA.