Professor Jane Binner
Chair in Corporate Finance
Jane Binner joined the Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) Division as Chair of Corporate Finance on 1 July 2010 and took up the role of Head of the Division in February 2012. Before joining AFM she worked at Aston Business School for 7 years and Nottingham Business School for 8 years. Jane has a PhD, MSc, PGCE and BA Hons in Economics from the University of Leeds.
Jane serves as an advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis, USA, on monetary aggregate construction and is currently involved with three of the world’s Central banks in her specialist area of Divisia money. She has extensive experience of supervising postdoctoral researchers and PhD students and is particularly interested in receiving applications in any area of corporate finance and monetary policy.
Jane's research centres on the application of advanced multivariate techniques to a range of data types, particularly the econometric and time series analysis of financial and economic data. She applies both traditional methods such as cointegration and vector autoregressive models and state of the art techniques such as artificial intelligence methods. The work, which is multidisciplinary in nature involving both international and national collaborators, is concerned with commercial applications and more academic approaches. As such, it sits at the interface between finance, economics, industry and government.
Jane's current research projects include:
EPSRC £91,000 (Sheffield’s share of an £864,000) programme involving Oxford, Manchester, Warwick, Lancaster and East London Universities) Global Uncertainties: Game Theory and Adaptive Networks for Smart Evacuations (2010-13)
Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship £22,960 Intertemporal Consumption, Portfolio Choice and Liquidity (2010-12)
Swedish Research Council (VR) £58,530 Co-I (PI Bjorn Hanssen, Lund University) Liquidity and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (2010-13)
EPSRC £208,792 (Sheffield’s share of a £1,042,621 programme involving Manchester, Lancaster, Brunel and Coventry Universities), Home Office contribution £7,200 Design in the Digital Economy: Making Public Places Safer (2009-12)
Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation £125,000 Co-I (PI Bjorn Hanssen, Lund Univ) Dynamics in Systematic Liquidity (2010-13)
Jane has a wide range of teaching experience at all levels in the areas of Finance, Economics and Statistics
Undergraduate: MGT 135 Accounting & Finance Themes and Perspectives
Postgraduate: MGT 6096 Quantitative Methods in Finance and Accounting