Dr Nicholas Carline

Dr Nicholas Carline

The Department of Finance
Lecturer in Finance

Contact details

+44 (0)121 414 6704
+44 (0)121 414 6678
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I joined the faculty and Department of Accounting and Finance in June 2011. 

Prior to this I was on the faculty of Lancaster University Management School in the Department of Accounting and Finance. My responsibilities at LUMS included the role of Deputy Director of Masters Programmes in Accounting and Finance.


  • PhD in Finance
  • BA(Hons) in Accounting 


  • BSc Accounting and Finance
  • BSc Accountancy (KPMG)

- Corporate Financial Management


  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
- Financial Analysis for Managers

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Nicholas Carline’s current research interests are primarily focused on the efficiency of the takeover market and the interplay with corporate governance. Other research interests include corporate finance issues relating to private firms, and share repurchases. His research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, and presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Finance Association and the European Finance Association. He is a member of the Financial Resilience Research Cluster.

Dr Carline’s research interests include:

Mergers and acquisitions
Corporate governance and corporate decisions
Ownership structure and agency costs

Other activities

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


Recent publications


Carline, NF, Pryshchepa, O & Wang, B 2022, 'CEO compensation incentives and playing it safe: evidence from FAS 123R', Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. <http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=JFQ>

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