Centre for Advanced Studies in Finance (CASIF)

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Centre for Advanced Studies in Finance

Centre for Advanced Studies in Finance (CASIF)

The Centre for Advanced Studies in Finance (CASIF) was established in 2005 and has grown into a vibrant, stimulating and supportive postgraduate research community in Leeds University Business School, with around 20 full-time postgraduate researchers studying a diverse range of subjects. 

Our postgraduate researchers (PGRs) come from all over the world contributing to the vibrancy of our research community. They are housed in a specialist hub residing at the core of the A&F Department and contribute to the quality of our outputs.

Our students produce rigorous and world-relevant research across a number of different themes in the following areas:

  • Asset pricing and financial markets
  • Banking and financial intermediation
  • Behavioural finance
  • Business history
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Credit management
  • Financial accounting and auditing
  • Fintech
  • Organisations: ownership, governance and performance
  • Pensions
  • SME finance
  • Sustainable finance and ESG
  • Venture capital and private equity

Our PGRs are supported by an advanced bespoke training pathway, which includes four modules: Database and Data Management, Empirical Methods for Accounting & Finance Research, Academic Writing for PhD Students in Accounting & Finance, and Panel Data. This is our extensive programme catalogue

 We offer an exceptional and comprehensive range of databases and outstanding IT infrastructure including a 400-core AMD Opteron Cluster ‘Everest’, part of the White Rose Grid.

Finally, CASIF is a founding member of the IAFDS (International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium), sponsoring an average of three PGRs every year to attend and present their work to international peers.

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Find out the latest from our current CASIF PGRs in their most recent Newsletter here.