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Dr Beat Reber

Kfm Ang (Switzerland), BBA (Switzerland), MBA (UCE), PhD (Nottingham), PGCHE (Nottingham), Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (The Higher Education Academy)
Lecturer in Accounting & Finance

Division: Finance, Risk and Banking
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466970
Location: C41 (South Building, Jubilee Campus)

Beat Reber was born and grew up in Switzerland. He held various positions in industry before receiving a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. Subsequently, he moved to the UK and obtained an MBA and a PhD. He joined Nottingham University Business School in 2001 as a university teacher and then became a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance. His research interests cover initial public offerings and artificial intelligence applications in finance. Beat Reber has been teaching on various finance modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Research Interests
Initial Public Offerings; Artificial Neural Networks

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Corporate Finance (N13306)
Financial Management (N12403)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Current Research Activities
Current work-in-progress involves papers looking at mispricing and valuation of initial public offerings (IPOs). My other current research interests relate to applications of artificial intelligence to finance.

Publications prior to 2005

Publications prior to 2005

Journal Articles

Howorth, C.; Reber, B. (2003), "Habitual Late Payment of Trade Credit: An Empirical Examination of UK Small Firms", Managerial and Decision Economics, Vol.24 (6-7), pp.471-482.


Grubnic, S.; Reber, B.; Xu, Q. 2004, "International Students in Focus: Understanding Finance, Accounting and Management Studies Students in a UK Business School", at European Accounting Association 27th Annual Congress, April, Prague.

Woods, M.; Reber, B. 2003, "A comparison of UK and German reporting practice in respect of risk disclosure post GAS5", at European Accounting Association Conference, Seville, April 2003.

Woods, M.; Reber, B. 2003, "A Comparison of UK and German Report Practice in Respect of Risk Disclosure Post GAS5", at Financial Reporting and Business Communication Conference, Cardiff, July.

Howorth, C.; Reber, B. 2002, "'Small Firms' Late Payment of Trade Credit: Insights from a Combined Methodology", in the proceedings of the British Accounting Association Conference.

Discussion Papers

Reber, B.; Berry, B.; Toms, S. 2003, "Firm Resources and Quality Signalling: Evidence from UK Initial Public Offerings", Nottingham University Business School Discussion Paper, Nottingham University Business School.

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Reber, B. (2017), "Does mispricing, liquidity or third-party certification contribute to IPO downside risk?", International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol.51, pp.25-53.

Reber, B.; Vencappa, D. (2015), "Deliberate premarket underpricing and aftermarket mispricing New insights on IPO Pricing", International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol.44, pp. 18-33, doi:10.1016/j.irfa.2015.11.007.

Reber, B. (2014), "Estimating the risk-return profile of new venture investments using a risk-neutral framework and 'thick' models", European Journal of Finance, Vol.20 (4), pp. 341-360.

Reber, B. (2013), "Initial public offerings: an asset allocation decision based on non-normal returns", Applied Financial Economics, Vol.23 (19), pp. 1541-1552.

Reber, B.; Fong, C. (2006), "Explaining mispricing of initial public offerings in Singapore", Applied Financial Economics, Vol.16 (18), pp. 1339-1353.

Reber, B.; Berry, B.; Toms, S. (2005), "Firm Resources and Quality Signalling: Evidence from UK Initial Public Offerings", Applied Financial Economics, Vol.15 (8), pp.575-586.

Reber, B.; Berry, B.; Toms, S. (2005), "Predicting Mispricing of Initial Public Offerings", Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management, Vol.13, pp.41-59.



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