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Accounting, Economics and Finance

Our research focuses on accounting practices of businesses, earnings management, auditing, taxation, the costs and benefits of computerised systems, experience and employability skills for graduates. We research corporate and development finance, credit scoring, bank ratings, risk management and various aspects of financial market efficiency. Our researchers use Artificial Intelligence (AI) modelling techniques and methodologies in finance, accounting, and banking research, and research in areas such as Fin Tech and Big Data Analytics.

  • Accounting explores the philosophical, theoretical, ethical and the regulatory framework on which the importance of the management and accounting practices of firms in promoting sustainable development might be understood. In addition, a number of members in this unit are involved in research on earnings management, auditing, taxation, the costs and benefits of computerised accounting systems, including experience and employability skills for graduates. 
  • Finance and banking advances research and engagement activity on corporate and development finance, credit scoring, bank ratings, corporate governance, digital  banking, risk management, capital asset pricing and the performance of financial institutions, including conventional banks, Islamic banks and microfinance organisations. Furthermore, many researchers in this group work on various aspects of financial market efficiency, including herding behaviour as well how the complex interrelationship between financial markets and the many dimensions of institutional governance affects the wellbeing of the relevant stakeholders. Uniquely, other researchers in this group use Artificial Intelligence (AI) modelling techniques and methodologies into finance, accounting and banking research; areas such as FinTech and Big Data Analytics are of great interests’.

To find out more about the research undertaken within Finance, Accounting and Banking, please contact the Theme Lead Dr Zakaria Ali-aribi.