Our members of staff are particularly interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:
Accounting and Finance
Possible areas for PhD supervision
|Daniella Acker||Tax and capital structure
market-based accounting research
|George Bulkley||General area: The performance of Financial Markets, and in particular empirical tests of asset pricing models e.g.
Test of models of the term structure of interest rates
Test of models of aggregate equity pricing.
Test of models of individual stock pricing.
Development of trading rules to exploit stock and bond miss pricing.
Application of behavioural finance to all of these areas.
|Mark Clatworthy||?Financial accounting
Accounting and capital markets
Empirical research on audit markets.
|Stuart Cooper||Sustainability reporting
Performance measurement and management.
|Sheila Ellwood||Financial reporting particularly in public services.
NHS management accounting and auditing.
|Sylvain Friederich||Empirical market microstructure|
|Paula Hill||Credit risk
|Mike Jones||Financial reporting particularly financial communication.
History of accounting.
Social and environmental accounting
|Piotr Korczak||Insider trading
Cross-country differences in corporate governance mechanisms
|Steve Lyne||Budgeting and management control
Balanced Scorecard and performance measurement
|Neslihan Ozkan||Financial economics
|Evarist Stoja||Applied financial econometrics
|Nick Taylor||Empirical finance
Volatility modelling and forecasting
|Fangming Xu||Mergers and acquisitions
Possible areas for PhD supervision
|Patrick Arni||Labour economics;
Applied microeconometrics Programme evaluation;
Empirical analysis of social insurance (unemployment insurance, welfare, etc.);
Empirical analysis of behavioural data.
|Erlend Berg||Development economics;
Household finance and insurance;
|Gerard Van den Berg||Applied econometrics;
|Annette Bergemann||Labour Economics
Empirical Health Economics
|Simon Burgess||Empirical analysis in education;
Empirical labour economics
|Edmund Cannon||Economic history, typically quantitative but not exclusively so, with an emphasis on economic growth, agriculture, banking or insurance.
Economics of pensions, particularly involving life insurance and annuity markets.
|Se Kyu Choi||Labour markets and macroeconomics;
Income and wealth inequality.
|Pawel Doligalski|| Theoretical and quantitative macroeconomics
Dynamic contract theory
|Jon X Eguia||Applied microeconomic theory
Theoretical political economy
Theoretical political economics. Any subject but especially the following:
Microeconomics Theory. Any subject but especially the following:
The public-private interface
|Stephan Heblich||Applied microeconometrics with a focus related to:
Economics of innovation
|Timo Hiller||Microeconomic theory;
|Stephanie Von Hinke Kessler Scholder||Health economics;
|Tai-Wei Hu||Financial markets; Monetary economics; Models of bounded rationality; Public finance; Financial networks; Network theory|
|Alessandro Iaria||Applied econometrics, empirical industrial organization, economics of science and innovation|
|Gregory Jolivet||Labour economics
|Christoph Koenig||Political Economy
|Leandro De Magalhaes||Empirical research in Political Economics and Development|
|David Pacini||Theoretical and applied econometrics.|
|In-Uck Park||Information economics;
Industrial organisation (theory);
|Alireza Sepahsalari||Macroeconomics, with a focus on labour and financial markets, search and matching, optimal unemployment insurance and firm dynamics|
|Hans Sievertsen||Empirical labour economics;
|Helen Simpson||Empirical urban economics
Productivity and innovation
|Sarah Smith||Empirical analysis of public policy;
Economics of charities and charitable giving
Empirical industrial organization.
|Sami Stouli||Theoretical and applied econometrics|
|Jonathan Temple||Empirical studies of economic growth;
Two-sector growth models and structural transformation;
Games involving statistical evidence;
Applications of machine learning methods.
|Helene Turon||Labour economics|
|Christine Valente||Empirical analysis of education and health in developing countries|
|Deborah Wilson||Public service delivery and performance|
|Frank Windmeijer||Microeconometrics, theory and applications;
Dynamic panel data models,
|Julia Wirtz||Applied microeconomic theory, in particular:
|Siyang Xiong||Microeconomic theory|
|Yanos Zylberberg||Labour economics;
Possible areas for PhD supervision
|Professor Jonathan Beaverstock||the global mobility of talent (expatriation, international assignments, intra-company transfers and business travel);
the internationalization strategies of globalising executive search firms in Europe and South-East Asia;
highly-skilled international labour migration and the competitiveness of the City of London;
High Net Worth Individuals (the global super-rich) and the rapidly globalizing private wealth management industry.
|Dr Humphrey Bourne||Currently have limited availability for supervision for research that focuses on values in organizations (change in values, relationship between personal and organizational values, etc), and organizational identity, particularly in not-for-profit organizations and following mergers or reorganization.|
|Dr Brian Dangerfield||Application of system dynamics modelling to business, economics and health.
|Professor Andrew Friedman||Professions, professionalism and professional bodies|
|Dr Patricia Gayá||Action research in professional and organisational practice.
Eco-philosophy, deep ecology, eco-feminism, and contrasts with the mechanistic paradigm.
Managerial and organisational action for sustainability and ecological well-being.
|Dr Robin Klimecki||The political economy of business and management
postfoundational and pschychoanalytical views on financialization and the financial crisis
debt and poverty
contestation and affect in contemporary capitalism
alternative economic visions
critical social theory
|Dr Mary Phillips||Entrepreneurship and gender
Representations of organisation in popular culture
Feminist approaches to sustainability
|Dr Ann Rippin||Qualitative research methodologies and in particular, arts-based inquiry, collaborative and biographical approaches and writing as inquiry
Art and aesthetics in organisations
Organisations and their histories, including foundation stories
Organisation and narrative
|Dr Gregory Schwartz||Global transformation of Work and Organisation;
Labour and Society in Eastern Europe;
Labour Relations, Trade Unions and Labour Movements in Eastern Europe;
Political Economy; Organisation Theory; Economic and Political Sociology;
Comparative and Historical Sociology;
Extended Case Method;
|Professor Andrew Sturdy||Active non-use of external management consultancy
Organizing for management innovation
Public sector use of consultancy
Cross-national variation in use of external experts
Management consultancy and elites
Backstage management consultancy
|Dr Sheena Vachhani||Critical management studies
Gender, Ethics, Embodiment
Leadership and corporeality
Ethico-political feminist resistance
Domesticity and women’s work
|Dr Thierry Viale||Social theory.
Competence and skills.
Internet measurement and scrutiny. Aboriginal entrepreneurship.
|Dr Xiaojun Wang||Supply chain modelling and simulation
Eco-design/green supply chain management
Planning and scheduling of manufacturing systems
Applications of food traceability systems
|Dr Deborah Wilson||Public management and public service reform
Governance, accountability and performance management in public service contexts
New Public Management, performance measurement, motivation and incentives
Education reform, performance management and outcomes