Dr Nicholas Carline

Dr Nicholas Carline

The Department of Finance
Lecturer in Finance

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Business School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Carline is an Assistant Professor in Finance at Birmingham Business School. He was previously a Lecturer in Finance at Lancaster University Management School. His ongoing research interests are primarily focused on the efficiency of the takeover market and the interplay with corporate governance, as well as on causal inference in this and other areas of corporate finance. He is also specifically interested in issues concerning managerial risk-taking, share repurchases, accounting quality, and private firms. 

Dr Carline’s research has been published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, the Journal of Corporate Finance, and the Journal of Banking and Finance, as well as other outlets. In addition, his research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and presented at annual meetings of the American Finance Association and the European Finance Association

Dr Carline teaches corporate finance to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Finance
  • BA(Hons) in Accounting 

Teaching

Dr Carline is teaching the following modules on the following programmes:

  • BSc Accounting and Finance 
  • Corporate Finance
  •  Graduate Diploma in Business Administration 
  • Financial Analysis for Managers

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Nicholas Carline’s ongoing research interests are primarily focused on the efficiency of the takeover market and the interplay with corporate governance, as well as on causal inference in this and other areas of corporate finance. He is also specifically interested in issues concerning managerial risk-taking, share repurchases, accounting quality, and private firms.

His research has been published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, the Journal of Corporate Finance, and the Journal of Banking and Finance, as well as other outlets. In addition, his research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and presented at annual meetings of the American Finance Association and the European Finance Association.

In summary, Dr Carline’s research interests extend to:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Corporate governance
- Causal inference in corporate finance
- Managerial risk-taking
- Share repurchases
- Accounting quality
- Private firms

Other activities

  • Member of the American Finance Association
  • Member of the European Finance Association

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Carline, NF, Pryshchepa, O & Wang, B 2022, 'CEO compensation incentives and playing it safe: evidence from FAS 123R', Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022109023000017

Carline, NF & Gogineni, S 2021, 'Antitakeover provisions and investment in mergers and acquisitions: a causal reevaluation', Journal of Corporate Finance, vol. 69, 101962. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2021.101962

Sonika, R, Carline, NF & Shackleton, MB 2014, 'The option and decision to repurchase stock', Financial Management, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 833-855. https://doi.org/10.1111/fima.12054

Carline, NF, Linn, SC & Yadav, PK 2009, 'Operating performance changes associated with corporate mergers and the role of corporate governance', Journal of Banking & Finance, vol. 33, no. 10, pp. 1829-1841. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2009.03.012

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Media experience

How Do Boards Exercise Their Discretion to Resist Takeover Bids? By Nicholas Carline, Sridhar Gogineni and Pradeep Yadav (July 14, 2022)

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