Innovative research is being carried out in a wide range of topics including:

  • Pay-out decisions of companies
  • Cross-listings
  • Corporate governance — particularly concerning the role of individual managers
  • Mergers and acquisitions


Faculty Role
Seth Armitage Professor of Finance & Head of Accounting and Finance Group
Leonidas Barbopoulos Professor of Finance, Deputy Head of Accounting and Finance Group
Maria Boutchkova Lecturer in Finance
Jo Danbolt Baillie Gifford Chair in Financial Markets
Yizhe Dong Senior Lecturer in Banking and Business Economics
Ronan Gallagher Senior Lecturer in Finance
Angelica Gonzalez Senior Lecturer in Finance
Wenxuan Hou Personal Chair in Corporate Finance
Gbenga Ibikunle Professor and Chair of Finance
Yue (Lucy) Liu Lecturer in Finance
Maria Michou Senior Lecturer in Finance
Khaladdin Rzayev Senior Lecturer in Finance
Ben Sila Senior Lecturer in Finance and Director of PGT Programmes
Taylor Spears Lecturer in Financial Technology and Organisations

The Business School has developed close links with the vibrant financial industry in Edinburgh to drive growth in our corporate finance theme.

This theme exemplifies the School’s focus on fairness and enhanced performance, such as the effect of CEO’s cultural heritage on performance under pressure and boardroom gender diversity and risk.

Collaboration is key in this theme, whether with elite finance schools such as: University of Chicago, Princeton, NYU Stern School of Business, and Frankfurt School; with government agencies, such as Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Bank of Spain; and we have also developed a close relationship with the Chartered Institute of Bankers.