Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Rama Kanungo

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, Degree Programme Director of MSc Banking & Finance Programme, Senior Tutor


Dr. Kanungo is a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Newcastle University London and Degree Programme Director of MSc Banking and Finance Programme. In addition, Rama carries the responsibility of Senior Tutor for all the programmes at London campus. He is a member of Finance, Accounting, Control & Evaluation (FACE) and Applied Econometrics (AE) group at Newcastle University Business School. Prior to joining Newcastle University London, he worked as was a Senior Lecturer at Portsmouth Business School and University of Greenwich Business School. He has several years of experience in financial consulting and M&As advisory role. He read for his PhD at Aston Business School, Aston University after completing his Diploma in Social Science Research Methods at Cardiff Business School. He also studied MSc in Mathematics, LLB in Corporate Law, MA and MBA in International Business.

Rama holds a number of memberships in scholarly forums and professional agencies:

Member: Euro Working Group of Financial Modelling (EWGCFM)

Fellow: HEA (Higher Education Academy).

Member: CMI (Chartered Management Institute)

Member: Institute for Learning (IFL)

Life Member: International Honour Society-Beta Gamma Sigma

Registered Consultant: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Member: The British Accounting Association Corporate Governance Special Interest Group

Member: State Bar Council, Orissa, India



Rama's core research mainly focuses on Empirical Finance, Merger & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Financial Modelling, Financial Theory and Management, Financial Derivatives, Investment, Risk & Portfolio Analysis. In addition, he also studies and takes interest in Financial Econometrics, Logit/Probit Model, Time Series Analysis, GARCH and GJR-GARCH model, Behavioural Finance, Transition Model and Hidden Markov Model (HMM). He has widely published in several peer reviewed journals and taken other research related responsibilities. One of his papers has received outstanding paper award from the Emerald Literati Network. He has also attended and chaired sessions at national and international conferences held at Cambridge, Oxford and Surrey University.

Member of Editorial Team

1)      Journal of Frontiers of Finance

2)      Journal of International Business & Management.


1)      European Journal of Operational Research

2)      Management Research News

3)     Journal of Business Research

Currently Rama is preparing five working papers:

Paper 1: Valuing Accelerated Share Repurchases: Evidence from the UK.

Paper 2: Security Analysts and Market Reaction: Caveat for Monitoring.

Paper 3: Reappraisal of Corporate Restructuring and Agency Conflict.

Paper 4: Revisiting UK Crowdfunding: An Alternate Sourced Financing.

Paper 5: Do UK IPOs tend to have Anchoring Effect?



Rama has taught modules in Financial Control and Resource Management, Accounting and Financial Strategy, Exploiting Capital and Managing Risk, Corporate Finance, Financial Markets & Institutions in various academic institutions.

He currently teaches Financial Derivatives, Portfolio Management and International Money & Banking modules for the MSc Banking and Finance Programme.