In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), Accounting and Finance within the Business School has been rated as the best in the UK for the quality of research conducted by its staff, and is widely recognised as a leading European centre for research in Banking. The Financial Studies group as a whole combines expertise across Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance and Statistics, with a particular emphasis on comparative international research.
In recent years, staff have been involved in high level consultancy work that includes major policy studies for leading organisations such as the European Commission, The World Bank and the UK Treasury.
Staff research papers and articles are published regularly in leading academic journals, and the books and research reports published by staff reach a worldwide audience. Reflecting the high level of research activity in Financial Studies, the group published more than 200 books, articles in refereed journals and chapters in collected editions during the research assessment period to 2007. Our staff are also active members of journal editorial boards, and regular contributors to the principal international research conferences in each of their subject areas.
A range of MA and MSc programmes recognised by the ESRC for research training provide a springboard onto doctoral programmes. The success of the doctoral programme is reflected in the appointment of many recent PhD graduates to research posts in universities and financial institutions worldwide.
The research of the Financial Studies group is co-ordinated through the Schools’ specialist research institute, the Institute of European Finance. The Institute, co-located with the School, provides an extensive finance and banking library and on-line research facilities.
Funding and Grants
Financial support for the School’s research is made available through sponsorship, contract research activities, charitable donations and research publications. Sponsors include the European Commission, UK government agencies and research councils.
Consultancy and Policy Advice
Staff are regularly invited to provide consultancy services and advice for governments, banks and financial organisations on a range of current and topical matters.
More information about Bangor Business School research is available at the Bangor webpages