Potential supervisors

Our members of staff are particularly interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:

Accounting and Finance

Name

Possible areas for PhD supervision

Daniella Acker Tax and capital structure
market-based accounting research
behavioural finance
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
Carbon accounting
Performance measurement and management.
Sheila Ellwood Financial reporting particularly in public services. 
NHS management accounting and auditing. 
Stakeholder accounting.
Sylvain Friederich Empirical market microstructure
Paula Hill Credit risk
Credit ratings
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
International cross-listing
Steve Lyne Budgeting and management control
Activity-based techniques
Balanced Scorecard and performance measurement
Neslihan Ozkan Financial economics
Corporate finance
Corporate governance
Evarist Stoja Applied financial econometrics
Quantitative finance
Asset pricing
Nick Taylor Empirical finance
Financial econometrics
Volatility modelling and forecasting
Fangming Xu Mergers and acquisitions
Corporate finance
Corporate governance

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Economics

Name

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;
Public services;
Household finance and insurance;
Randomised-controlled trials.
Gerard Van den Berg Applied econometrics;
Labour economics;
Health economics.
Annette Bergemann Labour Economics
Empirical Health Economics
Gender Econonomics
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
Optimal taxation
Dynamic contract theory
Jon X Eguia Applied microeconomic theory
Theoretical political economy
Game theory
Francesco Giovannoni

Theoretical political economics. Any subject but especially the following: 
Special interests and corruption
Constitutional issues
Politicians and bureaucrats

Microeconomics Theory. Any subject but especially the following:
Auctions and mechanism design
Signalling games

Paul Grout Privatisation,
Regulation,
Competition law,
Public-private partnerships,
The public-private interface
Maija Halonen-Akatwijuka

Contact theory,
Organizational economics

Stephan Heblich Applied microeconometrics with a focus related to:
Urban economics
Economic history,
Political economy
Economics of innovation
Timo Hiller Microeconomic theory;
Networks.
Stephanie Von Hinke Kessler Scholder Health economics;
Applied microeconometrics.
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
Microeconometrics.
Christoph Koenig Political Economy
Economic History
Etienne Lale Macroeconomics;
Labour Economics.
Leandro De Magalhaes Empirical research in Political Economics and Development
David Pacini Theoretical and applied econometrics.
In-Uck Park Information economics;
Industrial organisation (theory);
Intellectual property;
Network economics;
Game theory;
Contract 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;
Education economics;
Health economics;
Applied microeconometrics;
Helen Simpson Empirical urban economics
Productivity and innovation
Sarah Smith Empirical analysis of public policy;
Economics of charities and charitable giving
Senay Sokullu Econometrics,
Nonparametric econometrics,
Empirical industrial organization.
Sami Stouli Theoretical and applied econometrics
Jonathan Temple Empirical studies of economic growth;
Foreign aid;
Two-sector growth models and structural transformation;
Regional growth
Alexsey Tetenov Microeconometrics;
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,
Causal inference,
Health econometrics.
Julia Wirtz Applied microeconomic theory, in particular:
Education
Innovation
Contract Theory
Information economics
Siyang Xiong Microeconomic theory
Yanos Zylberberg Labour economics;
Macroeconomics;
Development economics.

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Management

Name

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.
Systems Thinking
Simulation
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
Green entrepreneurship
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;
Qualitative Methods;
Extended Case Method;
Ethnography.
Professor Andrew Sturdy Active non-use of external management consultancy
Organizing for management innovation
Public sector use of consultancy
Consulting occupations
Cross-national variation in use of external experts
Management consultancy and elites
Backstage management consultancy
Advice giving
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.
Communication consultancy.
Competence and skills.
Legitimacy.
Internet measurement and scrutiny. Aboriginal entrepreneurship.
Dr Xiaojun Wang Supply chain modelling and simulation
Eco-design/green supply chain management
Risk assessment
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

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