The Department is home to two research groups: (a) The Accounting and Accountability Research Group (AARG), which is committed to supporting and conducting scholarship in accountancy and providing a platform for the advancement of accounting-related research and (b) The Behavioural Finance Working Group (BFWG), which engages in the study of human behaviour in financial markets at the intersection of finance, psychology, economics and sociology.
- AARG: The Accounting and Accountability Research Group (AARG) was established in 2018 by Dr Suki Sian. Although the Group is home to researchers who are working in a variety of different fields and utilising various different approaches and methods, we identify three main streams of research: Business Models; Information in International Capital Markets; and The Profession and Accounting History. The AARG hosts an annual PhD Scholars conference.
- BFWG: The Behavioural Finance Working Group (BFWG) was established in January 2008 by Professor Gulnur Muradoglu and has more than 700 members worldwide. BFWG exists to perform world leading research in Behavioural Finance. It brings together practitioners with internationally respected academics in finance, psychology, sociology and economics through discussion groups, workshops and its annual conferences.