Professor Peter Pope joins us from Cass Business School, where he was a Professor of Accounting from 2011-2013, and prior to that he held professorships at Lancaster University Management School and Strathclyde Business School. He has also held appointments as a Visiting Professor at New York University’s Stern School, the University of California at Berkeley, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Chinese University Hong Kong, Monash University and Macquarie University.
Peter’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of capital markets, financial reporting and securities valuation. He has published widely in leading accounting journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies and Contemporary Accounting Research, as well as in many international finance journals. His current research interests focus on IFRS implementation in Europe, global equity market anomalies and fundamental valuation models, with particular reference to the links between financial statement factors, risk and equity returns. He was the Scientific Coordinator of the EU-Funded (€2.5m) INTACCT Research and Training Network 2007-2010, and he has been the recipient of numerous other research grants.
His research has received several prestigious awards, including the 2008 Best Paper Award 2004-2008 from the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association. He was also the British Accounting & Finance Association Distinguished Academic of the Year in 2006.
Peter has considerable experience in consulting and advisory roles for major organisations, mainly in the investment management industry. He has also served as the Academic Coordinator of the Institute of Quantitative Investment Research (UK) since 1991.
He is a qualified accountant (FCMA) and was previously a member of the UK Accounting Standards Board Academic Panel. He is co-editor of the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, a former Associate Editor of Contemporary Accounting Research, and has served on the editorial boards of other leading accounting journals such as Journal of Accounting Research.