Professor Gerhard Kling holds a Chair in Finance at the University of Aberdeen. Before joining Aberdeen, he was a Professor of International Business and Management at SOAS University of London, a Professor of Finance at the University of Southampton and held academic posts at UWE and Utrecht University. He worked as a Practice Specialist in Corporate Finance at McKinsey & Company, where he mainly focused on firm valuation and M&A. He received a PhD in Economics from the University of Tuebingen and was awarded the Dissertation Prize of the International Economic History Association. He studied Economics and Mathematics (BSc and MSc). He is excited about programming with experience in Python, C/C++, MATLAB, STATA etc. In his free time, he enjoys recreational programming in GDScript (Godot), Blender, and C++ (Unreal).
The Joy of Data Analysis
I publish free content focused on Data Science on my YouTube channel YUNIKARN. I also do live streams (mostly Python, Stata and academic writing).
- MSc Mathematics2018 - OU
- BSc Mathematics2014 - OU
- PG Cert Higher Education Higher Education2009 - UWE
- Dr rer. pol. Economics2004 - University of Tuebingen
- Diplom Volkswirt Economics2002 - Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Prizes and Awards
- British Academy of Management, Best Full Paper Award (Sep 2019)
- Leslie Walshaw Award 2018, Mathematics (Jan 2019)
- Financial Management, Best Paper Award (Oct 2018)
- Dissertation Award, International Economic History Association (Aug 2006)
- Dissertation Award, University of Tuebingen, RWT Group (Jun 2005)
- New Researcher Prize Economic History Society (Apr 2004)
- Alumni Award for Young Economists LMU (May 2002)
Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Applied Mathematics
I am currently accepting PhDs in Finance.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.
Funding and Grants
Research on China's Financial System towards Sustainable Growth: The Role of Innovation, Diversity and Financial Regulation; funded by the ESRC (ES/P005241/1) and the NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China: 71661137002).
Big Data in Business & Finance (IN2502)
Financial Crime & Cybersecurity (BU551X)
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Forecasting (BU593C)
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The effects of political embeddedness on cross-border mergers and acquisitions: Alibaba's caseAsia Pacific Business ReviewContributions to Journals: Articles
Pattern and correlates of Out-of-pocket payment among older people in BangladeshHandbook of Aging, Health and Public Policy. SpringerChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Financial inclusion and financial technology: Finance for everyone?European Journal of Finance, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 1-2Contributions to Journals: Articles
Systematic risk in the biopharmaceutical sector: a multiscale approachAnnals Of Operations ResearchContributions to Journals: Articles
In the spotlight: Alibaba and CoupangAsia Pacific Business ReviewContributions to Journals: Editorials
Defining and measuring financial inclusion: A systematic review and confirmatory factor analysisJournal of International Development, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 316-341Contributions to Journals: Articles
Measuring financial exclusion of firmsFinance Research Letters, vol. 39, 101568Contributions to Journals: Articles
The impact of climate vulnerability on firms' cost of capital and access to financeWorld Development , vol. 137, 105131Contributions to Journals: Articles
Does executive compensation affect firms’ acquisition decisions?: Evidence from ChinaAsia Pacific Business Review, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 731-748Contributions to Journals: Articles
Flooding dynamics of diffusive dispersion in a random potentialJournal of Statistical Physics, vol. 182, 54Contributions to Journals: Articles