Accounting, Economics and Finance

Accounting, Economics and Finance research adopts an interdisciplinary approach to research and explores contemporary and challenging questions from multiple paradigms broadly categorised into four overlapping themes.

Accounting, Economics and Finance

Overview

  • 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.
     
  • Economics conducts research on the behaviour and interactions of economic agents including individual households, private and public firms with markets and regulatory authorities. Additionally, the unit investigates problems affecting the general economy at international, national and regional levels and the effectiveness of institutional governance and public policies for addressing them.
     
  • Finance and banking advances research and engagement activity on corporate and development finance, 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.

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