Our school has an open and dynamic research environment. Our academics are supported by extensive resources and undertake cutting-edge research, making our school an international centre of reference for research in accounting and finance.

The school is home to six research groups specialising in core areas in both accounting and finance: accountability, sustainability and governance, financial reporting, management accounting, banking, corporate finance and financial markets. Our vibrant international workshop and seminar programme is a major element of the school's research environment.  

We work to be world-class in our research by developing, recruiting and retaining outstanding researchers. Our academics publish in top journals and hold editorial positions in The Accounting Review and the Journal of Money Credit and Banking among others. Their research is highly recognised for impact, which ranked the school in the top 6 in the UK in the latest REF exercise. 

Research groups

Find out more about our research groups

Research impact

Ranked top 6 in the UK for our impact in the latest REF exercise

Featured Publications

The usefulness of financial accounting information: Evidence from the field Mark Clatworthy, The Accounting Review (2021)  

Debtholder Monitoring Incentives and Bank Earnings Opacity Piotr Danisewicz and Klaus SchaeckJournal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (2021)  

Shareholder Litigation Risk and Firms’ Choice of External Growth Chenchen Huang, Neslihan Ozkan and Fangming Xu, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (2021)

Upcoming events

See our exciting programme of seminars and events.

Accounting seminars

Finance seminars

Recent grants

Dr Nikos Tsileponis received a British Academy/Levehulme Trust grant for a project on earnings management during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
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Prof. Giovanna Michelon received a grant from the Financial Reporting Council for a project on the future of corporate reporting
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Prof. Klaus Schaeck received a major grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation to study the effects of interest rate risk regulation on bank lending
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Postgraduate research

A solid start to an academic career in Accounting and Finance. Our PhD students recently took positions at Tilburg University, University of Glasgow, European Central Bank and Banca d’Italia, among others. 

Faculty in the School of Accounting and Finance regularly publish research with policy impact that appears in top accounting and finance journals. We offer a world-class seminar series and run multiple research events that attract international top scholars every year.

Klaus Schaeck, School Research Director
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