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 


Dr Carline’s area of expertise is empirical corporate finance. His primary research interests concern topics in mergers and acquisitions. He has published papers in internationally-renowned journals in finance, such as Journal of Banking and Finance and Financial Management. His research has been presented at the highest conferences in the field of finance, including at annual meetings of the American Finance Association and the European Finance Association. His research has been funded by prestigious awarding bodies, such as the Economic and Social Research Council.


  • BSc Accounting and Finance
  • BSc Accountancy (KPMG)

- Corporate Financial Management


  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
- Financial Analysis for Managers

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Carline is currently supervising four doctoral students at various stages in the PhD programme in finance. He welcomes strong applications in empirical corporate finance, and especially research proposals concerned with topics in mergers and acquisitions. 


Research interests

Dr Carline’s primary research interests concern topics in mergers and acquisitions. His other research interests in empirical corporate finance include corporate control and governance, capital structure, and payout policy.  

Other activities

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


Carline, N.F. (2017), Corporate governance and takeover resistance, working paper.


Carline, N.F. and Gogineni, S. (2017), Target management entrenchment and the takeover bid cycle, working paper.


Carline, N.F., Linn, S.C., and Yadav, P.K. (2017), Do more extreme actions by incumbent CEOs to frustrate hostile takeover bids have legitimacy for target stockholders?, working paper.

Presented at the annual meeting of the American Finance Association.


Li, H., Carline, N.F., and Farag, H. (2017), Firm size, serial and non-serial selection into the acquisitions market, and expected stockholder-wealth effects, working paper.

Scheduled to be presented at the annual meeting of the Financial Management Association.


Sonika, R., Carline, N.F., and Shackleton, M.B. (2014), The option and decision to repurchase stock, Financial Management, 43: 833–855.


Carline, N.F., Linn, S.C., and Yadav, P.K. (2009), Operating performance changes associated with corporate mergers and the role of corporate governance, Journal of Banking and Finance, 2009, 33: 1829-1841.