Bonnie Buchanan

Professor Bonnie Buchanan

Director of Sustainable and Explainable FinTech (SAEF) Center, Immediate Past Head of Department of Finance and Accounting and Professor of Finance
BSc (Hons); MAppSc; PhD, FRSA


Areas of specialism

FinTech, AI in financial services, securitization, CSR, law and finance; synthetic data and alternative data

University roles and responsibilities

  • AACSB Team
  • FASS representative for National Physical Laboratory (NPL) strategic partnership.

    My qualifications

    PhD in Finance
    University of Georgia, USA

    Previous roles

    2018 - 2019
    Fulbright Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics
    Hanken School of Economics, Finland


    Research interests

    Indicators of esteem

    • 2020    Innovate UK Research Grant, “Accelerate an Urgent Sustainable Economic Recovery for COVID-19 in the UK Mortgage Market: Applying an AI Lens”, (£233,000)

      2020    Foundation for Economic Education (Liikesivistysrahasto), Finland –” How to measure and analyse ESG information to support sustainable business?” for 2020-2022 (€200,000)


      Postgraduate research supervision




      2024     Foundation Ownership and Creditor Governance: Evidence from Publicly Listed Companies (with Caglar Kaya), Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. 

      2024     Government Regulation on Finance: Investigating a Bank Failure and Its Regulatory Aftermath Using Financial Analyses, Sage Data Decisions. Forthcoming.

      2023     Family Firm Competitiveness and Owner Involvement, with Minna Martikainen and Jussi Nikkinen, Journal of Applied Accounting Research.

      2022      P2P Lending at a Crossroads, Case Center.

      2021    Inside Debt and CSR: The Long Game (with Xuying (Cathy) Cao and Shuhui Wang). International Review of Financial Analysis

      2021     FinTech, Base of the Pyramid Entrepreneurs and Social Value Creation, with Ahmad Arslan, Samppa Kamara and Nasib Al Nabulssi. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. 

      2021    Multiple Owners and Total Factor Productivity: Evidence from Family Firms (with Eva   Liljeblom, Minna Martikainen and Jussi Nikkinen). European Journal of Finance.

      2021      Securitization and Crash Risk: Evidence from Large European Banks (with Francesca Battaglia, Franco Fiordelisi and Ornella Ricci). Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money.

      2021     The Impact of Machine Learning on UK Financial Services (with Danika Wright). Oxford Review of Economic Policy.

      2020    Artificial Intelligence in Finance (co-authored). Wiley.

      2018    Corporate Social Responsibility, Firm Value and Influential Institutional Ownership (with C.Cao and C.Chen).                                  Journal of Corporate Finance. Cited on Columbia Law School’s Blog on Corporations and Capital Markets

      2017    Uncertainty and Firm Dividend Policy – A Natural Experiment - with E. Liljeblom, C. Cao & S.Weihrich. Journal of                            Corporate Finance. Vol 42. pp. 179-197.  Winner of Best Paper Award – BFWG Conference, London.

      2016    Securitization: A Financing Vehicle for All Seasons? Journal of Business Ethics. Vol 138, No. 3. pp. 559-577.

      2017     Securitization in the Global Economy, Palgrave Macmillan (Book)