Dr Ahmed Tahoun awarded grant from INET

Associate Professor of Accounting to use grant to build on his current research agenda focussing on measuring individual firm’s exposure to political risk

Dr Ahmed Tahoun, Associate Professor of Accounting, has been awarded a new grant from the US-based Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

The funding, his fifth from the INET since 2014, will support his work investigating The Global Impacts of Brexit and brings the total amount of funding for the five projects to $248,000.

It builds on his current research agenda focussing on measuring individual firm’s exposure to political risk, in this case the UK’s departure from the EU, and the effects on capital and factor markets both nationally and internationally.

Dr Tahoun said: “My relationship with INET has provided both financial support for my work, and an opportunity to share knowledge in an ongoing collaborative relationship with a dynamic global and forward thinking organisation.

“I am so happy to receive such a prestigious award for the fifth time in a row.”

Dr Tahoun’s research focuses on the intersection of political actions, politicians, corporations and the economies in which they occur. His research has analysed the quid-pro-quo relations between US politicians and the corporate world, the economic consequences of the Egyptian Revolt, and the global development of securities law in response to corporate scandals during the past 200 years.

The INET is a New York-based charity founded in 2009 as a non-partisan and non-profit organisation devoted to developing and sharing the ideas that create a more equal, prosperous, and just society.