Professor Lynn Hodgkinson

Division: Financial Studies

Location: Room 1.13, Hen Goleg

Telephone: 01248 38 2165



Professor of Accounting and Finance

Professor Lynn Hodgkinson was first appointed to Bangor Business School in 1987 following the completion of her PhD studies as a Research Officer at Plymouth Business School. She left Bangor to take up a senior lectureship at Liverpool University in 2002 but returned to Bangor as a senior lecturer in 2003 and became Professor of Accounting and Finance in 2006. Her recent publications include papers in British Accounting Review, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Banking and Finance and European Financial Management.

Roles within Bangor Business School

  • Director of Student Engagement
  • Director of Centre for Impression Management in Accounting Communication (CIMAC)
  • Subject group co-ordinator (Accounting)

Other Professional Interests

  • Chair of the Conference of Professors of Accounting and Finance
  • Member of the ESRC College of Peer Reviewers
  • Member of the Steering Group for the Tax Research Network
  • Associate Editor British Accounting Review


Her research interests include mergers and dividend policy, and she continues to be particularly interested in the impact of taxation on corporate finance decisions.


  • Armitage, Seth, Haig, Alistair and Hodgkinson, Lynn, 'Is an Investing Institution One Shareholder or a Collection of Funds? Corporate Governance: An International Review' (forthcoming)
  • (with William Forbes and Michael Pogue), 'CEO pay in UK FTSE 100: pay inequality, board size and performance models', European Journal of Finance, (forthcoming).
  • (with Graham Partington), 'Capital Gains Tax, Managed Funds and the Value of Dividends: the Case of New Zealand', The British Accounting Review, Vol. 45(4) (2013), pp 271-283
  • (with Azhar Mohamad, Aziz Jaafar and Jo Wells), 'Short selling and stock returns: Evidence from the UK', The British Accounting Review, Vol. 45, (2013), pp. 125-137
  • (with S. Armitage, S. P. Chakravarty, and J. Wells), 'Are there Arbitrage Gaps in the UK Gilt Strips Market?', Journal of Banking and Finance, (2012), Vol. 36, pp. 3080-3090
  • (with J. Wells), 'The ex-interest behaviour of UK gilt prices', Journal of Applied Financial Economics, (2009) Vol. 19, pp. 1753 - 1760
  • (with C. Zuriana Muhammad Jamil and E. Thomas Lane), 'Effect of Management Control System on Hotel Environmental Performance', The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, (2009) Vol. 5, pp. 49-69. (One of the ten papers chosen as the finalists for the journal's international award for excellence)
  • (with J. Wells and D. E. Ayling), 'Stock Market Returns Through the Bull-bear Cycle', Journal of Financial Decision Making, (2008) Vol. 4, pp. 53-70
  • (with G. Partington), 'The motives for takeovers in the UK', Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Vol. 35, pp. 102-126
  • (with Kevin Holland and Richard Jackson), 'Dividend valuation, trading and transaction costs: the 1997 partial abolition of dividend tax repayments', Accounting and Business Research, (2006), Vol. 36, pp. 253-270
  • (with Graham Partington and Seth Armitage), 'The market value of UK dividends from shares with differing entitlements', Journal of Business and Finance Accounting, Volume 33 January/March 2006, pp. 220-244
  • (with S. Chakravarty and J. Goddard), 'Shareholders and Corporate Elections', Journal of Management & Governance, (2004), Vol 8, Number 2, pp. 187-197
  • (with D. E. Ayling and N. Li), 'An examination of the information role of the yield spread and stock returns for predicting GDP', Applied Financial Economics, (2003) Vol. 13, pp. 593-597
  • 'Tax costs and signalling benefits: the impact of surplus ACT', Journal Of Business Finance and Accounting, (2002), Vol. 29, No.3&4, pp. 411-428
  • 'Ex-dividend day effects, market microstructure and settlement costs', (with I. Asimakopoulos), British Accounting Review, (2001), Vol. 33, No.4, pp. 491-505
  • (with S. Chakravarty), 'Corporate governance and shareholder franchise', Journal of Management & Governance, (2001), 5, pp. 83-97
  • 'Analysts forecasts and agency problems', Journal Of Business Finance and Accounting, (2001), 28, Nos. 7 & 8, pp. 943-961


Research Students Supervisor

Jinwen Yan and Mehmet Maksud Onal


Undergraduate Teaching

  • Introduction to Management and Financial Accounting (ASB-1110)

Postgraduate Teaching

  • International Financial Management (ASB-4405)


Visiting appointments

  • University of Sydney (2003)
  • Visiting Fellowship New Zealand Treasury (2008)
  • Visiting Chair University of Sydney (2011)
  • ATAX fellowship, University of New South Wales (2016)
  • Visiting Academic, CSUFT (2016)

Research Assessor

  • Australian Research Council (ARC), nominated as an ‘expert of international standing’ in this respect
  • ESRC

PhD examinations

Sydney, UWE Bristol, De Montfort, Aberystwyth, Southampton