Professor Orla Gough was awarded an ESRC Grant - the ESRC 2010-2012 £80,723: Retirement Planning and Retirement Resources among Ethnic Minorities – to fund research within her area of specialism: pensions and retirement behaviour.
The grant spread over two years, increased our understanding of the changing implications of ageing and pension’s policy in terms of ethnicity, and work towards influencing pension’s policy.
Furthermore, she was awarded two other grants from the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust:
- British Academy Grant 2011-2012 £7,376: Self-Control and Financial Literacy in Retirement Saving in the UK
- Leverhulme Trust 2012-2014 £64,260: Locating Poverty in Retirement
Current research projects in progress
- Financial Economics
- UK pension funds performance; capital structure.
- Behavioural finance.
- Islamic banking and finance; financial reforms in transitional economies and globalization of financial markets.
Mergers and acquisitions, financial conglomerates, banking insurance
- Implementing fair value accounting in the agricultural sector: IAS 41 and the harmonisation of farm accounting practices in Australia, France and the UK.
Credit risk modelling, risk management, economics
- Pensions in the UK.
- TUPE Article 2; insolvency law and corporate rescue.
- International financial reporting and accounting for small and medium-sized entities.
- Corporate governance, accountability, market-based accounting, financial reporting.
- Forecasting issues; densities and asset return distributions.
- Econometric modelling of interest rates in continuous time; forecasting with continuous time models and Gaussian estimation methods.
- EU law, corporate governance, commercial law, international trade law
- EU law, law and economics, political economy and the law, comparative approaches to law and economics
- Executive pensions; corporate governance mechanisms, in particularly, executive compensation for the AIM companies.
- Capital structure and stock returns; UK pension funds performance.
- History of the development of accounting in Central and Eastern Europe.
- Role of labour earnings in determining post retirement income with evidence from the British Households Panel Survey; tax competition, international transfers and time inconsistency with application to European monetary union.
- Modelling of commodity prices, forecasting, financial econometrics, quantitative finance and freight rates, interest rates.
- Pensions, operating costs private pensions.
- Asset allocation strategies, risk management of financial intermediaries.