Professor Gerhard Kling

Professor Gerhard Kling
Dr rer. pol. (PhD ECON), Dipl. Vw. (BSc/MSc ECON), PG Cert HE, BSc (MATH), MSc (MATH)

Chair in Finance

Professor Gerhard Kling
Professor Gerhard Kling

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen
Edward Wright Building S29


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 in Strategy and Finance at UWE and Utrecht University. He worked as Practice Specialist in Corporate Finance at McKinsey & Company, where he mainly focused on firm valuation, mergers and acquisitions. 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 (Diplom Volkswirt) and Mathematics (BSc and MSc).

Internal Memberships and Affiliations

Head of Discipline (Finance), Director of Research (Finance), Programme Leader MSc Financial Mathematics


Research Overview

Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Applied Mathematics

Research 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).


Teaching Responsibilities

Financial Analyis (FI3006)

Big Data in Business & Finance (IN2501)



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