Economics

Accountancy, Finance and Real Estate

Our Team and Overview of Expertise

Our team

  • 14 Full time and 6 part time faculty membersBusiness School Team

Expertise:

    • Accounting Practice and Theory
    • Organisations and Accounting Change
    • Accounting Education
    • Corporate Governance
    • Applied Finance
    • Asset pricing (time series econometric analysis between macroeconomic variables and asset prices)
    • Financial Markets and Corporate Finance and People
    • Finance Research Group strengths:
      • High frequency analysis focussing on volatility, derivatives and regulation
      • Asset pricing emphasising integration between macroeconomic variables and asset price
      • Corporate finance, initial public offerings and privatised utilities
Subscriptions:
  • Thomson Reuters Eikon
  • Datastream Premium
  • Worldscope Morningstar
  • Encorr, Newscope
  • Lipper Tass
  • TickHistory
Research

Research in Accounting and finance is focused around the areas of Accounting Practice and Theory, Organisational and Accounting Change, Accounting Education, Corporate Governance, Financial Markets, and Corporate Finance.

 
The Finance research group has strengths in applied finance, particularly in the areas of high frequency analysis, (focusing on volatility, derivatives and regulation) and asset pricing with particular emphasis on the integration between macroeconomic variables and asset prices). There are additional research interests in corporate finance, initial public offerings and privatised utilities. The finance group has strong links with both economics and accountancy, using cross-disciplinary methodologies to address relevant issues in finance. There is also a strong interface with the real estate group where shared interests yield research output in the areas of risk measurement and diversification benefits.

Our subscriptions include Thomson Reuters Eikon, Datastream Premium, Worldscope, Morningstar Encorr, Newscope, Lipper Tass, TickHistory which, along with software packages such as Matlab, Eviews, RATS, and Stata, enables us to produce leading quantitative research at the cutting edge of finance. The Real Estate research group has a strong track record of interdisciplinary research in the area of property investment and property market analysis. The Centre for Real Estate Research (CRER) acts as a focus for interdisciplinary research in the area of real estate investment and property market analysis. There is close collaboration with the Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability and the Institute for Rural Research. 

The Department's Research Convenors are Dr Chandana Alawattage (Accountancy and Finance) and Dr Rainer Schulz (Real Estate)

Lecturers, Researchers and Supervisors

Accountancy

Name

Interests

Dr Chandana Alawattage
Senior Lecturer

Critical Perspectives on management accounting, governance, control and social and environmental accounting practises, especially comparative studies between Western and non-Western counterparts

Theme: Work, Health and Wellbeing, Energy and Environment, Finance and Governance, Theory and Method  

Dr Ndubuisi Anomelechi
Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)

 

Dr Robert Duncan

Lecturer (Scholarship)

 

Mr Mark Whittington
Senior Lecturer

Strategic management accounting, accounting education, international accounting, reporting and financial statement analysis

Theme: Finance and Governance

Mrs Angela Fong
Lecturer (Scholarship)

 

Mr Naser Makarem
Lecturer

Financial reporting, earnings management, audit quality, real activities manipulation

Mr Andrew Mulhern
Lecturer (Scholarship)

 

Ms Lindsay Tibbetts
Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)

 
* The Scottish positions designated above map on to international equivalents in the following way
  • Lecturer: Assistant Professor
  • Senior Lecturer / Reader: Associate Professor

Finance

Name

Interests

Dr Olga Klinkowska
Lecturer in Finance

Asset pricing – theoretical models and empirical analysis, time variation in risk premia and its relation to macroeconomy, macroeconomic sources of risk

Theme: Finance and Governance

Dr Laura McCann
Lecturer

Corporate finance, debt source, relationship banking

Theme: Finance and Governance

Dr Anh Ngoc Nguyen
Lecturer

Finance

Theme: Finance and Governance

Dr William Finlay
Lecturer (Scholarship)

 

Professor Martin Hoesli
Chair in Accountancy

House prices, disposable income, and permanent and temporary shocks and more

Professor Hans K Hvide
Chair in Economics and Finance

Economics, innovation and entrpreneurs, income and risk and more

* the Scottish positions designated above map on to international equivalents in the following way

  • Lecturer: Assistant Professor
  • Senior Lecturer / Reader: Associate Professor

Real Estate

Name

Interests

Professor Norman Hutchison
Chair in Business School

Finance, commercial property valuation and investment, risk measurement and communication, and more
Theme: Property Market Analysis

Dr Nan Liu
Lecturer

Property investment and property market analysis

Theme: Property Market Analysis

Professor Bryan MacGregor
Vice Principal and Executive Dean
Theme: Property Market Analysis
Professor Deb Roberts
Chair in Real Estate

Regional science, rural development, agricultural policy,renewable energy, housing market analysis

Theme: Work, Health and Wellbeing, Energy and Environment, Property Market Analysis

Dr Rainer Schulz
Senior Lecturer
Theme: Property Market Analysis
Dr Martin Wersing
Lecturer

Housing market analysis and statistical modelling

Theme: Property Market Analysis

Dr Yuan Zhao
Lecturer (Scholarship)

Asset pricing theories, fund performance evaluation, volatility forecasting, relativity 

Theme: Property Market Analysis

* The Scottish positions designated above map on to international equivalents in the following way
  • Lecturer: Assistant Professor
  • Senior Lecturer / Reader: Associate Professor

Economics

Our Team and Overview of Expertise

Our Team

  • 21 Full time and 2 part time faculty members, research fellows, emeritus and honorary staff    Business School Team

Expertise

  • Macroeconomics
  • The economics of health and wellbeing
  • Experimental economics
Research
The Economics Department has a well-established tradition of research in applied economics, particularly in the areas of labour economics and energy economics. There are also research interests in macroeconomics, the economics of health and wellbeing, and experimental economics. There are especially strong links between the Economics Department and Health Economics Research Unit, one of the leading centres in health economics in Europe. The Department's Research Convenor is Professor Catia Montagna.

The Department of Economics is also home to the Scottish Experimental Economics Laboratory (SEEL), the Centre for European Labour Market Research (CELMR), and the
Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance (ACREEF).

In February 2014, the department established EPAKE: the Economics Policy and Knowledge Exchange Steering Committee. The aim of this committee is to facilitate inter- and multi- disciplinary research collaborations with other parts of the university, increase impact and generate grant income. Its primary function is as a point of contact for other parts of the university when they seek economics input, and to build research capacity. Please feel free to contact us if you are seeking Economics input to your project.

The committee at present comprises:

Lecturers, Researchers and Supervisors

Economics

Name

Interests

Dr Harminder Battu
Reader

Economics of education, employment contracts, regional inequality

ThemeWork, Health and Wellbeing 

Dr Juergen Bracht
Lecturer

Trust and reputation 

Professor Keith Bender
SIRE Chair in Economics

Labor Economics, Economics of Ageing, Subjective Well-being, Health Economics

Theme: Work, Health and Wellbeing 

Dr Heather Dickey
Senior Lecturer

Applied labour economics, regional economics, and micro-econometrics

Theme: Work, Health and Wellbeing   

Professor W David McCausland
Personal Chair

macroeconomics, labour economics

Theme: Work, Health and Wellbeing 

Professor Catia Montagna
Chair in Economics

International trade theory; firms in the global economy; labour markets, trade, FDI; globalisation and labour markets; welfare state policies

Theme: Work, Health and WellbeingEnergy and EnvironmentFinance and GovernanceTheory and Method  

Professor Euan Phimister
Chair in Economics

Economics of spatial labour markets

Theme: Work, Health and WellbeingEnergy and Environment 

Dr John Skåtun
Senior Lecturer

Labour economics, labour market contracting, trades unions 

Theme: Work, Health and Wellbeing 

Professor Ioannis Theodossiou
Chair in Economics

wage determination, unemployment, macroeconomics

Theme: Work, Health and Wellbeing 

Dr Alex Zangelidis
Senior Lecturer

Labour economics

Theme: Work, Health and Wellbeing  

Dr Yu Aoki
Lecturer

Health economics

Dr Ramses Hani Abul Naga
Reader

Public economics, health economics, microeconometrics and the measurement of inequality and wellbeing

Dr Marc Gronwald
Senior Lecturer

Energy economics, environmental economics, resource economics

Theme: Energy and Environment 

Dr Xin Jin
Lecturer

Energy economics and applied econometrics

Theme: Energy and Environment

Professor Hans K Hvide
Chair in Economics and Finance

Innovation and enterprise, investments, income risk

Dr Sola Kasim
Research Fellow

Energy and climate change adaptation and mitigation economics

Theme: Finance and Governance

Professor Alex Kemp
Professor of Petroleum Economics

North Sea economics, international petroleum economics

Theme: Energy and EnvironmentFinance and Governance
Director: Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance

Dr Takahiko Kiso
Lecturer

Energy and environmental economics

Theme: Energy and EnvironmentFinance and Governance

Dr Agathe Rouaix
Lecturer

Agricultural and environmental economics

Theme: Energy and EnvironmentFinance and GovernanceTheory and Method  

Dr Nikolaos Vlassis
Lecturer

Energy and environmental economics

Theme: Energy and EnvironmentFinance and Governance

Dr Mauro Papi
Lecturer

Economic theory, experiments, and bounded rationality

Theme: Theory and Method  

Professor Joe Swierzbinski
Chair in Env & Energy Economics

Experimental economics

ThemeEnergy and EnvironmentTheory and Method  

Mr George Onwordi
Research Assistant

 

 

 

Supervision Contacts 

Economics: Professor Ioannis Theodossiou

* the Scottish positions designated above map on to international equivalents in the following way

  • Lecturer: Assistant Professor
  • Senior Lecturer / Reader: Associate Professor

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Business Management

Our Team and Overview of Expertise

Our team

  • 15 Full time and 3 part time faculty members in management   Business School Team

Expertise

  • Accounting Practice and Theory
  • Financial Markets and Corporate Finance and People
  • Organisations and Change

Subscriptions

Research Centre Connections

Research
Research in Business and Management is focused around the areas of Accounting Practice and Theory, Financial Markets and Corporate Finance, and People, Organisations and Change.

The Department's Research Convenor is Professor Natasha Mauthner.

Lecturers, Researchers and Supervisors

Business Management

Name

Interests

Dr Jing Cai
Senior Lecturer

Management

Theme: Work, Health and Wellbeing  

Dr Colin Clark
Senior Lecturer

Analysis of audio-visual recordings of real-life interpersonal business communication; negotiation; rhetoric and persuasion; team talks; ethnomethodology and conversation analysis; the social organisation of everyday ‘economic’ behaviour.

Theme: Theory and Method  

Dr William Cooper
Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)

 

Dr Karolina Kazimierczak 

Lecturer

Organisation and delivery of healthcare (e.g. healthcare users’ experiences, user-provider relationship, service improvement and re-design); technologies and social worlds (e.g. technology at home, in organisation, in policy, in popular culture); lay and expert knowledge-making practices; work-home boundaries, interactions and identities; qualitative and participatory research methods

Theme:Theory and Method Work, Health and Wellbeing 

Dr John Lamb

Lecturer

operational research, combinatorial and stochiastic optimisation and simulation

Theme:Theory and Method

Professor Natasha Mauthner
Personal Chair

Gender, work and family; academic work and practices; health and well being; digital data sharing; projects using qualitative research approaches

Theme: Theory and Method 

Dr Zoe Morrison
Senior Lecturer

Social and relational understandings of change at home and at work, including behavioural adaptation and the assimilation of new technologies into working practices.

Dr Nichola Naughton
Lecturer (Scholarship)

Management 

ThemeTheory and Method 

Dr Rosalind Rae
Lecturer

Management 

Theme: Theory and Method 

Dr Julian Randall
Senior Lecturer

Management of change; impact of change on managers’ perceptions of job, work, career, and organisation

ThemeTheory and Method  

Dr Ian Robson

Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)

Management 

Theme: Theory and Method

Dr Elizabeth Thomson
Lecturer

Management

Theme: Theory and Method 

Dr Marcus Thompson 
Lecturer (Scholarship)

 

Dr Allan J Sim
Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)

 

Business Ethics & CSR, effective teaching, cultural identity, organizational culture, globalization

Dr Tim Stone
Lecturer

Qualitative consumer research on ageing, religion, or quality of life

ThemeTheory and Method 

Mr Russell Williams
Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)

Management 

Dr Ian Heywood 
Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)

management

Theme: Theory and Method

Professor Simon Parker
Chair in Entrepreneurship

 

 Supervision Contacts

 Business Management  Dr John Lamb

 * the Scottish positions designated above map on to international equivalents in the following way

  • Lecturer: Assistant Professor
  • Senior Lecturer / Reader: Associate Professor