Newcastle University Business School

Accounting & Finance: Behavioural Finance etc.

Accounting and Finance

Overview

Our research community is committed to producing informed, engaged and innovative research employing a variety of methodologies from the empirical to the critical, to the experimental and historical.

We aim to foster dialogue between our community members, the Business School, University, and external partners to promote research at individual, company, public sector, and market levels.

Key themes

Accounting and Accountability

Researchers investigate the role of accounting in organisations and society, including the development of practices encountered in the workplace.

Accounting and Capital Markets

Researchers investigate the interface between accounting information and capital markets, including the usefulness of this information for analysts and investors.

Accountancy Futures

With its strong links to the accountancy profession and aim of connecting our students to current issues in accounting practice, this theme is central to the activities of the Accounting and Finance research community because it provides a clear link between research, practice and education.

Behavioural Research in Finance

Researchers investigate individual, household and corporate behaviour over a range of financial decisions, undertaking wider engagement activities such as the Aviva Save Smarter campaign and funded work for the Money Advice Service.

Members

Subject Group Head

Dr Josie McLaren
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance; Subject Group Head Accounting and Finance

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1549

Research and Impact Lead

Research and Impact Lead

Professor David McCollum-Oldroyd
Professor of Accounting

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1707

Research Community Lead

Professor Darren Duxbury
Chair in Finance

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 1517

Professor David Higgins
Prof of Accounting & Finance

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1529

Community Members

Dr Neveen Abdelrehim
Senior lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1674

Dr Yousry Ahmed
Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 2317

Dr Habiba Al-Shaer
Lecturer in Accounting

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1553

Professor Louise Crawford
Deputy Director of Research and Professor of Accounting

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1711

Helen Currie
Lecturer in Accounting

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1657

Dr Shanta Davie
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1645

Ben Dickson-Green
Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 2081594

Dr Ekaete Efretuei
Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Email:
Telephone: +44(0)203 752 2208

Dr Marwa Elnahass
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance and The School's Ethics Convenor

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 1732

Dr Claudia Gabbioneta
Reader in Professions and Organizations

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1728

Dr Jane Gibbon
Senior Lecturer in Accounting

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1650

Dr Andrew Holden
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1652

Gill Holden
DPD BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance programmes, Senior Lecturer in Accounting

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1697

Professor Simon Hussain
Professor of Accounting

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1575

Dr Rama Kanungo
Lecturer in Finance, Degree Programme Director of MSc Banking & Finance Programme, Senior Tutor

Email:
Telephone: +44(0)203 752 2455

Dr Jose Liu
Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 1673

Dr Lana Liu
Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1703

Frank Madray
Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Email:
Telephone: +44(0)203 752 2422

Philip Morey
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 2329

Dr Deeya Sewraj
Lecturer in Finance

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1548

Christopher Soan
Senior Lecturer in Accounting

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1651

Dr Xiaojing Song
Senior Lecturer in Finance, DPD MSc Banking and Finance

Email:
Telephone: 0191 20 81592

Dr Chen Su
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1656

Dr Khansaa Tezeny
Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

Email:
Telephone: 01912081398

Amy Thompson
Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Email:
Telephone: 0191 2081500

Dr Zhijuan Wu
Lecturer in Accounting&Finance, DPD of MSc International Financial Analysis

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1748

Dr Doris Xin
Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

Email:
Telephone: +44(0) 191 208 1660

PhD Students

Newcastle-based:

  • Abbasov, Rashid
  • Abdelbadie, Rasha
  • Abdelbadie, Roba Ashraf Mohammed
  • Abdulrahman Ahmed Yusuf, Noora
  • Al Barrak, Mohammed Saad A
  • Al Jughaiman, Abdullah Abdulrahman
  • Albalwi, Wedian
  • Alharbi, Rana
  • Almutairi, Ghareeb
  • Alqarni, Ahmed
  • Alsaifi, Khaled M S H
  • Altaf, Meryem
  • Chen, Wangshu
  • Danina, Sameh
  • Deniz, Cafer
  • El Hajjar, Samah
  • Han, Dun
  • Jia, Xinrui
  • Jones, Deborah
  • Li, Yanyu
  • Liu, Jiaxin
  • Ma, Jing
  • Maddocks, John Edwin
  • Qin, Yu
  • Rhee, Yoonki
  • Shi, Jingwen
  • Trinh, Quang Vu
  • Van, Quyen Hung
  • Wang, Wenzhao
  • Xia, Juanjuan
  • Zheng, Junxia

Seminars

A&F Research Community: Global Banking Stability in the Shadow of Covid-19 Outbreak

Date: 17 February 2021 

Time: 13:00-14:00

Location: Zoom

Guest Speakers: Dr Marwa Elnahas, Dr Vu Quang Trinh and Dr Teng Li

Abstract: The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has been exerting negative effects on several economies in 2020. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to examine the impact of this pandemic on the global banking stability and to assess any potential recovery signals. This study is timely, in that we consider 1090 banks from 116 countries for quarterly periods across 2019–20. The results provide strong empirical evidence that, in the global banking sector, the Covid-19 outbreak has had detrimental impacts on financial performance across various indicators of financial performance (i.e., accounting-based and market-based performance measures) and financial stability (i.e., high-risk indicators including default risk, liquidity risk and asset risk). These results are consistently observed for various regions, countries (US, China and others), and different bank-level characterises, and across income-generation levels among countries. We also find differential effects of the pandemic on alternative banking systems (i.e., conventional and Islamic). Moreover, our trend analysis, based on bank average performance and financial stability over quarterly periods, identifies a signal of recovery for bank stability during the second quarter of 2020. The findings presented in this study offer important financial observations and policy implications to many stakeholders engaging with global banking.

 

A&F Research Community: Climate Policy Risk and Corporate Capital Structure: Evidence from the NOx Budget Trading Program

Date: Wednesday 3 March 2021

Time: 12.00-13.00

Location: Zoom

Guest Speakers: Professor Viet Anh Dang, Alliance Manchester Business School

Abstract: We find that manufacturing firms adopt more conservative capital structures in response to the NOx Budget Trading Program (NBP) of 2004, a regional cap-and-trade program aimed at mitigating NOx emissions in 11 midwestern and southeastern states in the U.S. Firms respond more dramatically when facing more severe financial-distress threats or competitive pressure. Further analysis demonstrates that, because the NBP induces an energy price shock, it affects firms’ financial leverage by increasing their operating leverage. These findings suggest that emission mitigation policies impact corporate capital structure through the trade-off framework. Overall, our study shows that the policy risk associated with climate change regulations constitutes an essential consideration in firm financial decisions.