Dr Eilnaz Kashefi Pour

The Department of Accounting
Lecturer in Finance

Contact details

Department of Accounting and Finance
Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
University House
Edgbaston Park Road
B15 2TT

Eilnaz joined Birmingham Business School as a Lecturer in Finance after successfully completing a PhD in Finance at Cass Business School and working as a lecturer in Finance at Swansea University. Her current research interests are empirical issues in corporate finance with a special focus on capital structure, debt maturity, IPOs, and delistings. She is a member of the American Finance Association (AFA), Financial Management Association (FMA), European Finance Association (EFA) and European Financial Management Association (EFMA).



  • PhD in Finance
  • MSc in International Management with Finance
  • BSc in Economics


Corporate Finance, Introduction to Finance, Theory of Financial management, and Managerial Finance

 Award: Teaching Innovation (2016) - University of Birmingham 

Postgraduate supervision

Corporate finance (Capital structure & Debt maturity, IPOs & Delisting, Investment)

National Culture


Corporate finance, in particular:

  • Capital structure & Debt maturity
  • IPOs & Delisting
  • Investment

Behavioural Finance, in particular:

  • National Culture 


Published Papers

2016 - Entering to the Public Bond Market during the Financial Crisis, Journal of Research in International Business and Finance, 39, pp. 102-114.

2015 - Does debt capacity matter in the choice of debt in reducing the underinvestment problem? Joint with Dr Ehsan Khansalar, Journal of Research in International Business and Finance, 34, pp. 251-264

2015 - IPO Survival and CEOs’ Decision-Making Power: The Evidence of China, Journal of Research in International Business and Finance, 33, pp. 247-267

2013 - Why do companies delist voluntarily from the stock market? Joint with Professor M. Lasfer, Journal of Banking and Finance 37, pp. 4850–4860

2011 - The determinants of capital structure across firms’ sizes: The U.K evidence, International Journal of Finance Accounting and Economics Studies 1, pp. 45-73   

Working Papers and Under Review

2017 - Bank Level and Country Level Determinants of Bank Capital Structure and Funding Sources (Joint with Dr Hafiz Hoque, University of York, under review)

2016 - The Investment Cash Flow Relationship: Does National Culture Matter? (Joint with Dr Shima Amini, University of Leeds and Professor Darren  Duxbury, Newcastle University)

2016 - Taxes, Governance, and Debt Maturity Structure (Joint with Professor M. Lasfer, Cass Business School)