Research in Accounting and Finance
Dr Kathi Kaesehage discusses her research into how entrepreneurs and SMEs can use their influence in society to help achieve an economy that is based on fewer emissions.
The research interests of the Accounting and Finance Group connect with and inform theoretical and practitioner debates in the field. Our research culture is enhanced by a vibrant and integrated community of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, a seminar programme hosting leading academics, participation in international networks, and increasing links with practitioner communities. There is a strong interdisciplinary dimension to our work, involving collaboration with researchers within and beyond the group, the School, and the University.
This research stream focuses on the wider applications of accounting in society, as well as historical methods and strategies used by those practising in the profession.
Business and Climate Change
Issues considered in this area include facets of carbon accounting, finance, and management, such as the development of new standards.
Research topics in this group encompass issues including behavioural finance, asset pricing, corporate finance and governance, and aspects affecting financial markets and institutions.
Research Centres and Networks
Accounting and Popular Culture Research Network
This network acts as a research hub for accounting scholarship in the field of popular culture, offering a focal point for highlighting the work of scholars within the domain.Discover the APCRN
Centre for Accounting and Society (CAS)
This centre aims to study how accounting impacts on the management and governance of organisations, and the definition of economic and social relationships.Visit the CAS Website
Centre for Business and Climate Change (CBCC)
The CBCC aims to identify the likely impact of climate change and policy for the business community, and the role companies play in helping society mitigate and adapt to climate change.Visit the CBCC Website
Institute for Public Sector Accounting Research (IPSAR)
IPSAR aims to promulgate principles and practices for best accounting in the public sector. IPSAR also edits the journal Financial Accountability and Management.Find Out More About IPSAR
Accounting and Finance Seminar Series
The Accounting and Finance seminar series provides a platform for sharing cutting edge research in finance and accounting, exchanging ideas between academics at the University of Edinburgh and other universities around the world.
The group benefits from numerous database subscriptions, including Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Datastream, Eikon, Morningstar Direct, SNL Financial, and Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS) which features, among others, access to Boardex, Compustat, CRSP, and Sustainalytics data.
There are a number of conferences related to the accounting and finance group and the University of Edinburgh Business School, including the Edinburgh Corporate Finance Conference (ECFC) and the interdisciplinary New Public Sector (NPS) Seminars.
Funded Research Projects
BHP Iron and Steel Sector CCS Project
This research will generate an important case study of the development and deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in a major sector (the steel industry) in a developing country (China).
Details of additional past and present funded research projects involving Accounting and Finance are detailed on the Edinburgh Research Explorer.