I have maintained an active personal interest in stock market investment since the BT3 privatization in 1993. Much of my research and teaching is motivated and informed by practical experience as a private investor: both through the dot com bubble and collapse, as well as, the more recent financial crisis. I am particularly interested in the practical applications of investment theory and research for individual, as well as for institutional investors. I was awarded the Diploma in Financial Planning (DipPFS) in 2010, the CFA designation in 2003, the ASIP in 2002 and the IMC in 1998. My PhD thesis titled "The relationship between concentration and realised volatility: an empirical investigation of the FTSE 100 Index January 1984 through March 2003" was completed at the University of Stirling in 2004 and in 1999 I was awarded the MSc with distinction in investment analysis from the University of Stirling. I have been at the University of Stirling since September 1998. I was appointed as a lecturer in finance in September 2003. Prior to this, I was a PhD student, teaching assistant, research assistant and MSc student. Before studying finance and investment, I worked as a marine biologist in Canada, after graduating with an upper second in marine and environmental biology from the University of Saint Andrews.
My research incorporates theory and empirical findings from many areas of finance and economics, including but not limited to the following topics:
Personal financial planning
Asset pricing and valuation
House prices and household finance
Environmental economics, finance and investing
Corporate finance and corporate governance
Financing costs of public private partnerships
Reporting behaviour of small firms
Stock index concentration and volatility
Diversification within equity indices
Siganos A & Tabner IT (2019) Capturing the role of societal affinity in cross-border mergers with the Eurovision Song Contest. Journal of International Business Studies. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-019-00271-3
Tabner I (2016) Buying Versus Renting – Determinants of the Net Present Value of Home Ownership for Individual Households. International Review of Financial Analysis, 48, pp. 233-246. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2016.10.004
de Vries F & Tabner I (2015) Why falling oil prices should not undermine investment in green energy. The Conversation. 12.05.2015. https://theconversation.com/why-falling-oil-prices-should-not-undermine-investment-in-green-energy-36420
Campbell K & Tabner I (2014) Bonding and the agency risk premium: An analysis of migrations between the AIM and the Official List of the London Stock Exchange. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 30 (1), pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intfin.2014.01.004
Tabner I (2012) Managerial Discretion and Timeliness of Price Sensitive Information Disclosures: Evidence from the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). 2nd International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society, ESCP Europe Business School, London, 7-8 June, 2012, London, UK, 07.06.2012-08.06.2012.
Tabner I (2012) In Defence of Capitalisation Weights: Evidence from the FTSE 100 and S&P 500 Indices. European Financial Management, 18 (1), pp. 142-161. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-036X.2009.00519.x
Tabner I & Urquhart S (2011) Good News Early - Bad News Late: Evidence from the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). University of Waseda Institute of Finance Working Papers, WIF-11-005. http://www.waseda.jp/wnfs/pdf/labo3_2011/WIF-11-005.pdf
Tabner I & Campbell K (2011) Bonding, Firm Value and Liquidity: An Analysis of Migrations Between the AIM and the Official List of the London Stock Exchange. SSRN Working Paper Series, 1608403. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1608403
Mizuno M & Tabner I (2011) The Margin of Safety and Turning Points in House Prices: Observations from Three Developed Markets. SSRN Working Paper Series, 1861448. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1861448
Mizuno M & Tabner I (2011) The Margin of Safety and Turning Points in House Prices: Observations from Three Developed Markets [The Margin of Safety and House Price Turning Points: Observations from the US, the UK and Japan]. Financial Analysts Journal, 67 (3), pp. 76-93. https://doi.org/10.2469/faj.v67.n3.6
Tabner I (2010) Presentation (Presentation) The 8th NTU International Conference on Economics, Finance and Accounting:
"Bank Regulation and Financial Development": National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 21-23 June 2010, Taipei, Taiwan, 21.06.2010-23.06.2010.
Tabner I (2009) Presentation. 7th International Conference on Corporate Governance: "Corporate Governance: Managing Risk in a Changing World", 29th June 2009, Birmingham Business School, Birmingham, UK, 29.06.2009-29.06.2009.
Tabner I (2009) Benchmark Concentration: Capitalization Weights Versus Equal Weights in the FTSE 100 Index. Multinational Finance Journal, 13 (3&4), pp. 209-228. http://www.mfsociety.org/modules/modDashboard/uploadFiles/journals/googleScholar/795.html
Mizuno M & Tabner I (2009) Choice, Confusion and Competition in the Market for Markets: Aiming for Aim in Three Junior Asian Stock Exchanges. SSRN Working Paper Series, 1327449. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1327449
Mizuno M & Tabner I (2008) Choice, Confusion and Competition in the Market for Markets: Aiming for Aim in Three Junior Asian Stock Exchanges. Pacific Economic Review, 13 (5), pp. 575-603. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0106.2008.00419.x
Tabner I (2008) Should I Buy or Should I Rent: And What is an Appropriate Discount Rate for Housing Consumption in Household Finance?. SSRN Working Paper Series, 963993. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=963993
Tabner I (2007) A Review of Concentration, Diversity or Entropy Metrics in Economics, Finance, Ecology and Communication Science. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 2 (4), pp. 53-60. http://iji.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.88/prod.291
Tabner I (2007) Risk Takers. In: Darity W (ed.) International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. USA: Macmillan Reference USA / Gale, Cengage Learning, pp. 254-255. http://www.associationsunlimited.com/servlet/ItemDetailServlet?region=9&imprint=000&titleCode=&cf=&type=&id=194787
Tabner I (2006) In defense of capitalization weights (Presentation) Xfi Conference on Fund Management, Xfi Centre for Finance & Investment, University of Exeter, 15th December 2006, Exeter, UK, 15.12.2006-15.12.2006.
Tabner I (2005) Benchmark Concentration: Capitalization Weights Versus Equal Weights in the FTSE 100 Index. SSRN Working Paper Series, 1026548. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1026548