Professor Bonnie Buchanan is the Head of the Department of Finance and Accounting at the Surrey Business School and a Professor of Finance. She is also a member of the Centre of Digital Economy. In 2018-2019, Professor Buchanan served as the Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair of Business and Economics at the Hanken School of Economics, Finland. Prior to this, Professor Buchanan worked at Seattle University where she was the Howard Bosanko Professor in International Finance and Economics and the George Albers Professor. She also served as the MSF program director and MBA program director at Seattle University.
Professor Buchanan has published in leading international journals including the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, American Business Law Journal. Her research on shareholder proposals has been recognized with the Hoeber Memorial Award for Outstanding Article in American Business Law Journal and her work has been cited in the Financial Times. She has research expertise in FinTech, AI in financial services, securitization, CSR and law and finance. Professor Buchanan has also taught in Australia, Russia and Finland. She is currently the Editor in Chief of Journal of Risk Finance.
Professor Buchanan also appears in the media on FinTech and AI issues.
Areas of specialism
University roles and responsibilities
- AACSB Team
Professor Buchanan's research interests are: FinTech, P2P lending, artificial intelligence in financial services, ethics of AI and data privacy, securitization, CSR and law and finance. She also researches in financial history and crises.
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
I am also currently supervising PhD students. My areas of interest are: FinTech, Artificial Intelligence in Financial Services, Securitization, CSR and Law and Finance.
MANM493 Overview of FinTech (PGT)
MAN3124 Banking and Money.(UG)
Courses that I have taught previously: History of Financial Crises, Financial Institutions and Markets and FinTech
2020 Artificial Intelligence in Finance (co-authored). Wiley.
2017 Securitization in the Global Economy, Palgrave Macmillan.
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)