Finance and Financial Accounting Research Group

School of Accounting and Finance, University of Vaasa

The Finance and Financial Accounting research group (FRG) focuses on finance and external accounting. The group's areas of expertise cover the field from finance markets to financial statement analysis. Researchers of finance and financial accounting at the University of Vaasa are pioneers in their field of research in Finland. During the past three decades they have published hundreds of scientific articles in journals that follow international assessment procedures. In recent years, members of the research group have published over 60 scientific articles in international referee journals.

The research tradition is also strongly reflected in the group's current operations and areas of emphasis. Recent projects have focused on the examination of the way financial markets operate and connections with corporate financing and investor decision-making.

The research group is internationally oriented. It has multiple partners among Finnish and foreign universities and finance institutions. Its members have received many international research prizes. The group's projects have been funded by the Academy of Finland and Tekes. A study published in 2004 based on the research conducted by each institution placed the finance and financial accounting researchers at the University of Vaasa among the ten most productive European universities and schools of economics.

The research group is headed by Professor Jussi Nikkinen.

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