Dr Timothy King

Senior Lecturer in Finance
Banking and Innovation

About

Dr Tim King is Senior Lecturer in Finance, Banking and Innovation at the University of Kent. Previously he worked at the University of Leeds. He holds a PhD from Bangor University in which he examined the efficacy of corporate governance in banks and non-banks.

Research Interests

Banks, Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Fintech, Risk-taking.

Tim’s research to-date has focused on the theme of corporate governance in banks and specifically on the roles played by executive compensation and heterogenous characteristics on bank performance and risk. A paper drawn from the second chapter of his PhD, which examined causal relationships between CEO pay structure and bank risk-taking, was awarded the prize for best paper at the 6th International Accounting and Finance Doctoral Symposium in June 2013. Most recently he was a 2018 winner of the ‘Young Investigator Training Program’. This award offers emerging international research talent (under 42) a visiting research fellowship worth €3,000 at a leading Italian university.

He is currently interested in the following main research areas:

  • Corporate governance in banking (e.g. pay, executive and board characteristics, regulatory reforms)
  • FinTech
  • Determinants and implications of bank risk-taking
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in banks and non-banks
  • Impact of significant events (natural disasters, terrorism, industry shocks) on managerial decision-making and firm performance.

Dr King also contributes actively to the wider academic community through attendance at leading international conferences, as well as a regular participant at the International Accounting and Finance Symposium (IAFDS). This symposium is designed to provide an excellent environment for PhD candidates to disseminate their work and receive detailed constructive feedback and encouragement from international accounting and finance faculty. Tim also acts as a regular peer reviewer for leading international journals including The Journal of Corporate Finance (Outstanding Reviewer Award 2017) and Corporate Governance: An International Review (amongst others).

Teaching

Tim has extensive teaching experience in banking and finance subjects with exemplary feedback. Prior to joining Kent Business School, he taught on the Masters level Corporate Finance and Commercial Banking (as module convenor) modules at Leeds University Business School. During this time, he was nominated for a ‘University of Leeds Annual Partnership Award’ recognising teaching and feedback quality. Prior to this, he also contributed to teaching various finance and banking topics at Bangor Business School whilst reading for his PhD.

Supervision

Tim welcomes PhD applications related to his primary research areas:

  • Corporate governance in banking (e.g. pay, executive and board characteristics, regulatory reforms)
  • FinTech
  • Determinants and implications of bank risk-taking
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in banks and non-banks

Publications

Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Article

  • Srivastav, A., Armitage, S., Hagendorff, J. and King, T. (2018). Better safe than sorry? CEO inside debt and risk-taking in bank acquisitions. Journal of Financial Stability [Online] 36:208 - 224. Available at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfs.2018.04.005.
  • King, T., Bozos, K. and Koutmos, D. (2017). Shareholder activism and equity price reactions. Economics Letters [Online] 160:100 - 104. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2017.09.012.
  • King, T., Srivastav, A. and Williams, J. (2016). What's in an education? Implications of CEO education for bank performance. Journal of Corporate Finance [Online] 37:287 - 308. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2016.01.003.
Total publications in KAR: 3 [See all in KAR]