Accounting & Finance welcomes new faculty

11 February 2015

The Department of Accounting and Finance is delighted to welcome several new members of faculty this academic year.

Professor Igor Goncharov

Igor Goncharov joined Lancaster as Professor of Accounting in September 2014. He previously worked at the University of Amsterdam and at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. He has also held a visiting position at Sydney University in Australia.

Igor’s research focuses on the effects of financial reporting on business decisions, dividends and taxation. His current research examines how fair value accounting influences decision making. Igor’s work has been published in various international journals, including Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, European Accounting Review, Accounting and Business Research, Abacus and Corporate Governance: An International Review. Igor serves as a referee for the leading accounting journals and is an editorial board member of the Accounting and Business Research (ABR) and Business Research (BuR). His teaching is in the broad area of financial accounting, including business analysis and valuation.

Sudipto DasguptaProfessor Sudipto Dasgupta

Professor Dasgupta joins Lancaster in June 2015. He received an MA in Economics from the University of Calcutta and a PhD in Economics from the University of Southern California. He taught at the Department of Finance and Business Economics of the University of Southern California from 1987-1993 and joined the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1993, where he has been Professor and Department Head of Finance, and Director of the Centre for Asian Financial Markets. He is a Senior Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research (ABFER).

Professor Dasgupta has published in leading journals in Finance and Economics such as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Journal of Economic Theory, Economic Theory, and International Economic Review. His research areas are firms’ investment and financial policies, corporate governance, takeovers and the market for corporate control, industrial organisation, bidding for procurement contracts, and the economics of joint ventures.

Klaus SchaeckProfessor Klaus Schaeck

Klaus joins the Department in April 2015 as Professor of Finance. He is currently Professor of Empirical Banking at Bangor Business School at Bangor University, and has held previous appointments at Cass Business School in London and at the University of Southampton.

His research focuses on how regulation and supervision affect bank behaviour and the real economy, and his most recent work investigates the effect of the Eurozone crisis on banks’ securities holdings. Other topics relate to the industrial organisation of the banking industry and its effect on bank performance. His research has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Review of Finance, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and other journals. Klaus has presented his research at leading international conferences such as the American Finance Association Conference, the Bank Market Structure Conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Financial Intermediation Research Society Conference, the European Finance Association Conference, and other conferences.

He maintains extensive links to the policy community, reflected in appointments as a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, the Deutsche Bundesbank, and he was also a consultant for the European Central Bank and the World Bank.