New Research in Finance Shows Peer Review is Paramount in Reducing Non-Standard Errors

Professors Nick Taylor and Ian Tonks, of the University of Bristol Business School, formed part of a major international collaborative project assessing the variations in results across research teams in providing answers to typical finance research questions. The paper, Non-standard errors, features 250 joint authors, and explores the difference in results found by researchers when independently testing the same hypothesis on the same data sample. This is important for research in financial economics because variability in data cleaning and choice of an estimation method adopted by a research team is not usually allowed for in establishing the significance of empirical research. (more…)

Professor Daniel Neyland appointed as the new Bristol Digital Futures Institute (BDFI) Co-Director

We’re delighted to announce and congratulate Professor Daniel Neyland on his appointment as the new Co-Director for BDFI (Bristol Digital Futures Institute). Daniel joined the University of Bristol as a social scientist in September 2022, and for over 25 years has worked on sociotechnical research, with particular interests in issues of accountability, responsibility and values in science, technology and forms of organisation.

BDFI look forward to working with him as they enter a new phase of development with more staff, projects, an operational research hub and tested facilities.


Congratulations to Dr Anita Mangan who has been appointed Editor of the Journal of Co-operative Studies

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We’re delighted to announce that Dr Anita Mangan, Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies at the University of Bristol Business School has been appointed Editor of the Journal of Co-operative Studies.

Dr Mangan’s research on co-operatives is broadly themed around social justice in organisation studies. She is currently working on projects about union co-ops, Irish credit unions’ responses to Covid-19, and the development of Bristol co-operatives and community benefit societies. She is lead of the Sustainable Production & Consumption and Inclusive Economy research group. 


Dr Vanessa Beck awarded £975k ESRC Grant

Two people passing a CV over on a clipboardDr Vanessa Beck of the University of Bristol Business School has been awarded a grant of £975k from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to study underemployment and the lived experience of underemployed workers. The project is a collaboration with Prof Tracey Warren and Dr Luis Torres-Retamal from the University of Nottingham, Dr Daiga Kamērade, University of Salford, and Dr Vanesa Fuertes, University of the West of Scotland and will start in January 2023.

The team will be working with Bristol One City, Citizens UK in Nottingham, The Poverty Alliance in Glasgow, and Salford City Council. The research aims to build positive relationships with these organisations and the wider community.


2022-2023 Finance seminar series

After two years of online events, this year we are excited to resume face-to-face sessions, with most of the speakers coming to Bristol, spending a day visiting the Business School and meeting our faculty. Our Seminar Series is the result of excellent speaker suggestions from our faculty members and a shortlisting based on both academic and diversity criteria. (more…)