Department of Accountancy

Research Team and Expertise

The Accountancy Department at the University of Aberdeen carries out cutting-edge interdisciplinary accounting research that displays global excellence in its research outputs.  The Department has strengths in five key areas:

  • Accounting Education – focusing on all elements and aspects of teaching, learning, and assessment; faculty issues; and student issues
  • Accounting History – focusing on business practice and business education across the Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern Periods
  • Financial Reporting – examining factors influencing the quality of financial reporting and earnings management
  • Public Sector Accounting – exploring the relationships between managerial accounting practices and healthcare professionals in both historical and contemporary settings
  • Sustainability Accounting – investigating corporate accounting & accountability for and reporting of social and environmental sustainability

 

The Department’s researchers also have strong links with the Finance, Economics and Management departments, using cross-disciplinary theories and methodologies to address relevant issues in the sustainability accounting and financial reporting areas. The Department’s reach is global: research collaborations are currently under way with with international institutions and researchers based in Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, and the USA to name but a few.

 

Expertise:

  • Accounting Education
  • Accounting History
  • Anti-corruption and Transparency
  • Climate Change and Emission Accounting and Disclosures
  • Gender and Accounting
  • Human Rights Accounting and Accountability
  • Modern Slavery Accounting and Accounatbility
  • Public Sector Accounting and Management
  • Sustainability Disclosures and Transparency

Shamima Haque, Postgraduate Research (PGR) Coordinator in Accounting

Department of Economics

Research Team and Expertise

Our Team

  • 21 Full time and 2 part time faculty members. The Head of Department is Dr Alex Zangelidis.
  • List of Department of Economics faculty members (including details of research interests and contact information).

Expertise

  • Labour economics
  • Energy economics
  • 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 also research interests in macroeconomics, international economics, 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).

Working Papers in Economics and Finance

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:

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Department of Finance

Research Team and Expertise

Our team

Expertise:

  • 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
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Research

The Department of Finance 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 Bloomberg, 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.

Working Papers in Economics and Finance

The Department's Research Convenor is Dr Filipa da Silva Fernandes

Department of Business Management

Research Team and Expertise

The research in the department includes the whole range of Business and Management disciplines such as:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human resource management
  • International business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Organisation studies
  • Strategy

Please look at the profiles of our academics under Business and Management for more details.

Research

Working Papers in Economics and Finance

The department's research convenors in charge of the PhD Programme for Business and Management are Dr Xiaohui (Leo) Shi and Dr Elham Moonesirust.

Department of Real Estate

Research Team and Expertise

Our team

  • 7 full time and 0 part time faculty members
  • List of Department of Real Estate faculty members (including details of research interests and contact information).

Expertise:

  • property investment
  • property market analysis
Subscriptions:
  • Bloomberg
  • Datastream Premium
Research

The Department of Real Estate 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.

Our subscriptions include Bloomberg, Datastream Premium, Worldscope, Morningstar Encorr, Newscope, Lipper Tass, TickHistory which, along with software packages such as Matlab, Eviews, RATS, and Stata.

Working Papers in Economics and Finance  

The Department's Research Convenor is Dr Rainer Schulz.