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CeFARR and Cass Business School invites outstanding students to apply for the full-time PhD Program in Accounting starting September 2016. A scholarship will be offered to successful candidates covering full fees and living expenses. 

Cass Business School offers a stimulating learning and research environment and a reinvigorated PhD program in Accounting. The programme is supported by leading accounting experts in areas of financial accounting and capital market research. The goal for the Cass PhD programme is for our graduates to gain appointments at top research universities and professional bodies. Cass Business School's most recent graduates have been hired by Penn State, London School of Economics, University of Paris and the Bank of England.

Information about the Cass PhD program, particularly in the area of accounting, and the application process can be found at: https://www.cass.city.ac.uk/courses/phd/how-to-apply and students are welcomed to contact Dr Pawel Bilinski or Professor Giovanni Cespa directly if they have any questions.

Applicants should consider faculty research interests listed at:

http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/research-and-faculty/faculties/faculty-of-finance/people Online application is now open and interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

PhD Students 2015


Xiaochi Ge
Xiaochi Ge is a PhD student in Accounting at Cass Business School, City, University of London. She holds an MSc in Accounting from Tilburg University, Netherlands, and a BSc in Accounting from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. She works under the supervision of Dr Pawel Bilinski and Dr Arthur Kraft.

Xiaochi Ge

Former and visiting PhD students


Giovanni Landi
(Visiting PhD student, University of Naples "Federico II")
My visiting period at Cass Business School was very productive for my research activity and over that time I improved the knowledge  about the most sophisticated statistical tools applied to financial analysis. My research proposal deals with the impact of ESG ratings on italian Blue Chips’ Jensen Alphas via a Dynamic Panel Data Analysis to test the significance of the results coming out from my endeavour. I got all academic support as well as I enriched the literature of my Ph.D. thesis, finding in the school’s library a lot of scientific papers dealing with research topics related to mine. I look forward to having with CeFARRs further formative experiences like this, hoping for enhancing my expertises in applying financial analysis tools.

Jonathan Jona
Jonathan Jona is a research student at Cass Business School, London. He holds an MSc in Business Economics - Finance specialisation (cum laude) and a BSc in International Economics and Business from the University of Amsterdam. He worked as a research assistant in the Finance department at the University of Amsterdam and served as an analyst in an Israeli investment bank. He is currently working on a joint project between Cass Business School and the Financial Reporting Council on ownership concentration of the UK market and he serves as a teaching assistant at postgraduate level at Cass Business School. His specialisation is in the area of accounting and corporate governance. More specifically, his research focuses on the impact of changes of accounting regulations on information asymmetry in foreign firms listed on US capital markets.

Sarayut Rueangsuwan
Sarayut Rueangsuwan is a research student in Accounting at Cass Business School, London. He holds a BBA in accounting and an MBA in finance and international business both from Thammasat University in Thailand. Before joining the Cass research programme, Sarayut gained professional accounting experience with Thailand's top three financial institutions and the PLAN Group where he last worked as business development manager. He has also worked as accounting lecturer at Kasetsart University. With research interests broadly focused on market-based accounting, Sarayut works under the supervision of Dr. Gilad Livne and Professor Peter Pope.

Ali Sahin
Ali Sahin is a research student in Accounting at the Centre for Financial Analysis and Reporting Research, Cass Business School. Prior to joining Cass, he studied and earned an MSc in Accounting and Finance with Distinction at the University of Essex, with a dissertation titled; An empirical analysis of the explanatory power and valuation roles of book value and earnings during the crisis in the UK. Ali has professional experience in accountancy as well as in the banking sector in Turkey where he worked in the capacity of Credit Sanctioning Manager at one of the country's major banks, dealing with project finance, and corporate and SME credits within different rotational departments. His current research is focused mainly on the informativeness of earnings management under economic uncertainty in the context of IFRS and US GAAP. Ali works under the supervision of Professor Peter Pope and Dr. Gilad Livne.

Mustafa Temiz
Mustafa Temiz received his MSc from the University of Texas in 2007 and BBA from Istanbul University in 2004. During his studies he worked in local Auditing firms in Dallas and, before joining Cass, he held positions in the Advisory Department of KPMG and Risk Management Department of Credit Suisse. He has been a Certified Public Accountant (TX, USA) and a member of Texas State Board of Public Accountancy since 2009.