Dr Bibek Bhatta

Lecturer

School School of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department Division of Accounting Business and Management

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8408

Biography

Education:

PhD in Finance - Strathclyde Business School, Strathclyde University, UK.

MBA in Banking and Finance (Distinction) - (2005) University of Wales, Bangor (now Bangor University), UK.

 

Industry / Academia:

Before being appointed as a lecturer at Abertay, I worked in commercial banking - in both emerging and developed markets – for eight years; and also as a Lecturer in Nepal for three years.


After being awarded the Bank of England Scholarship to study in the UK, I completed an MBA at the University of Bangor.  I also hold a PhD in Finance from Strathclyde University; the PhD was fully funded by Strathclyde University.


My research interests include:

  • Home bias and foreign bias in investments
  • Impact of investment biases on the cost of capital
  • The impact of corporate governance on ownership structure
  • Transaction costs and equity trading
  • Ownership structure and capital investment of firms
  • Stock return anomalies
  • Insider ownership and cost of debt

My work has been published in the European Journal of Finance and the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, & Money.

Awards:

Recipient of 2003 Bank of England Scholarship (from among the bankers of Nepal) to study MBA in the UK.

Recipient of Strathclyde Business School Phd Studentship (2013) to undertake PhD in finance.

 

Financial and Management Accounting (ANF103)

Financial Accounting (ANF201)

Taxation (ANF302)

International Financial Management (ANF405)

Starting a Business (ELE022)

Renewable Energy Challenges and Opportunities (ELE015)

Contemporary Accounting (ANF402)

 

Broad areas of research I am involved in include:

• Home bias and foreign bias in investments
• Impact of investment biases on the cost of capital
• The impact of corporate governance on ownership structure
• Transaction costs and equity trading
• Ownership structure and capital investment of firms
• Stock return anomalies

 

Foreign bias in bond portfolio investments: the role of economic and non-economic factors and the impact of the global financial and sovereign debt crises (with A Marshall and C Thapa), (2017), The European Journal of Finance

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1351847X.2017.1343199

 

Cost of sovereign debt and foreign bias in bond allocations (with A Marshall and C Thapa), (2017); Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intfin.2017.09.001

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Funding

Approximately £25,000 from Bank of England (via the British Council) towards studying MBA in the UK (2003-2004). This funded tuition fees, living expenses, travelling expenses and miscellaneous expenses.

Approximately £80,000 from Strathclyde University towards doctoral studies in Finance (2013-2016); this funded tuition fees, living expenses, travelling, and miscellaneous expenses (e.g data purchase).

Knowledge Exchange

Delivered lectures  in areas of finance to undergraduage and postgraduate students of Kremenchuk National University, Ukraine under Erasmus+ mobility agreement.

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Mr Neil McGregor

Mr Neil McGregor

Division of Accounting Business and Management | Lecturer

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Mr Alan Thompson

Division of Accounting Business and Management | Lecturer

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