Research Officer
Accounting and Finance Division

+44 (0)113 34 30106
Academic, Accounting and Finance
2.05 (Research Hub)


  • PhD in Banking and Finance (2013), Bangor University
    Thesis: Corporate Governance in banks and non-banks: executive compensation, risk, efficiency and shareholder ‘voice’.
  • MA Banking and Finance, Bangor University
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies and Economics, Bangor University

Tim joined Leeds University Business School as a Research Officer in November 2013. Prior to this, he read for a PhD at Bangor University in North Wales. His PhD centered on the theme of corporate governance in banks and non-banks, and specifically on the role played by CEO compensation in large banking institutions. A paper drawn from the second chapter of his PhD, which examined causal relationships between CEO pay structure and bank risk-taking, was awarded the prize for best paper at the 6th International Accounting and Finance Doctoral Symposium in June 2013.


Research Interests

  • Corporate governance in banks (e.g. executive compensation, individual executive characteristics)
  • Determinants of bank performance
  • Various corporate governance issues (e.g. shareholder power and corporate social responsibility)

Postgraduate Teaching

  • LUBS5004M Corporate Finance (Seminars)
  • LUBS5035M Commercial Banking(Lectures and seminars)

Student Feedback
“I got 85 marks in this module, and I think there is a large part owing to Tim’s teaching”.
“When Tim is lecturing, he is always so patient to answer our questions and the content is clear. I really enjoyed and got lots of new knowledge from Tim’s lectures”.
“Professional and a good professor”
“Seminar is very useful; particularly Tim has a lot of passion in this course to teach us”
“Both lecturers and the seminar leader were very passionate about the subject and taught in a clear and cohesive way.”
“The lecturers for this module are quite knowledgeable and very passionate about teaching. I enjoyed their teaching Methods and skills”
“The seminars were very useful. Dr King cleared all our doubts.”
“The teacher of seminar Tim is a very nice guy, helps us a lot.”
“This module has given a broaden knowledge about finance industry and Dr. King, has a high competence about the topics.”
“Very professional and passionate, which makes the class more interesting”
“Nothing can be improved. The module is perfect”


1) A. Srivastav, S. Armitage, J. Hagendorff and T. King. “Better Safe Than Sorry? CEO Inside Debt and Risk-taking in Bank Acquisitions”. Journal of Financial Stability, Forthcoming. CABS 3*.

2) T. King, K. Bozos and D. Koutmos. “Price and Risk Dynamics of Shareholder Activism: Evidence from CSR Proposals”. Economics Letters, Volume 160 (2017), Pages 100-104 (as principal author). CABS 3*.

3) T. King, A. Srivastav and J. Williams “What's in an education? Implications of CEO education for bank performance”. Journal of Corporate Finance, Volume 37, (2016), Pages 287-308 (as principal author). CABS 4.

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