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Professor Ian Tonks

BA, MSc, PhD

  • BS8 1PQ


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Research interests

Ian Tonks is a Professor of Finance in the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Bristol. His research focuses on pension economics; annuities; fund management; directors’ trading; and market microstructure. He has published in leading finance, economics, accounting and management journals. He has previously held positions at universities of Bath, Exeter, Bristol and the London School of Economics; and has held visiting positions at: Bank of England (Senior Houblon-Norman Fellow); Financial Services Authority (ESRC Business Fellowship). He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences; member of the ESRC’s Grant Advisory Panel 2012-2018; panel member for UKRI's Future Leaders Fellowship Scheme 2019-20; member of sub-panel 19 B&M for REF2014; is vice-chair of Business & Economics panel for Hong Kong's RAE2020; and is a member of sub-panel 17 B&M for REF2021. He has acted as an expert witness in a legal case on financial regulation, and has provided advice to a number of commercial and regulatory organisations including London Stock Exchange, Competition Commission, Financial Services Authority, and Financial Conducts Authority; and has advised HM Treasury, Bank of England, Department of Work and Pensions, and House of Commons Work & Pensions Select Committee on issues in pensions.

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Research Output

  • 33 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 2 Chapter in a book
  • 1 Authored book

Introduction to special issue on sustainable corporate governance

Tonks, I. & Goergen, M., 1 Jan 2019, In : British Journal of Management. 30, 1, p. 1-7

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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Fund Flows, Manager Changes, and Performance Persistence

Bessler, W., Blake, D., Lückoff, P. & Tonks, I., Aug 2018, In : Review of Finance. 22, 5, p. 1911-1947 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
  • Insider trading and the post-earnings announcement drift

    Dargenidou, C., Tonks, I. & Tsoligkas, F., 1 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. 45, 3-4, p. 482-508 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    Distinguished Academic in Accounting

    Tonks, Ian (Recipient), 31 Dec 2017

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences

    Tonks, Ian (Recipient), Jun 2019

    Prize: Election to learned society