Professor Graeme Acheson

Professor Graeme Acheson

Professor in Finance 01786 467341

Accounting and Finance University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

About me

Graeme Acheson joined the school as a Professor of Finance in 2013. Graeme's research applies contemporary econometric techniques to historical settings. Much of his work examines how the evolving legal environment in nineteenth century Great Britain impacted on investor behaviour and governance structures in early British companies. Addressing topics such as firm performance and banking crisis he has examined the impact of major financial events such as the failure of the City of Glasgow Bank in 1878.

His current work focuses on establishing the level of corporate diffusion in nineteenth century Britain in an attempt to better understand whether the structure and nature of corporate ownership ultimately affects corporate performance.


  • 2007 Finalist Coleman Prize - awarded by the Association of Business Historians to recognise excellence in new research.
  • 2010 British Academy Small Research Grant (£6,600). Investor Ownership in the Nineteenth Century Insurance Industry.
  • 2010 Leverhulme Trust (£78,833). Corporate Ownership and Control in Nineteenth-Century Britain ( with J. Turner & G. Campbell - QUB).
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