Bonnie Buchanan

Professor Bonnie Buchanan

Director of Sustainable and Explainable FinTech (SAEF) Center 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




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

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

      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.

      2021    Multiple Owners and Productivity in Family Firms, European Journal of Finance (Forthcoming) – with Eva Liljeblom, Minna                            Martikainen and Jussi Nikkinen.

      2021    The Impact of Financial Services on UK Financial Services. (with Danika Wright). Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Volume 37,                   Issue 3, Autumn 2021, Pages 537–563.

      2021    Corporate Social Responsibility and Inside Debt: The Long Game, International Review of Financial Analysis - with Xuying (Cathy)                 Cao and Shuhui Wang. (Forthcoming)