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Prof Janusz Brzeszczynski

Professor of Finance

Department: Newcastle Business School

Before joining Newcastle Business School, Janusz worked at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and held a number of visiting positions at the universities abroad in the USA, Germany, Switzerland and Poland.

Before joining NBS, Janusz worked at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and held a number of visiting positions at the universities abroad in the USA, Germany, Switzerland and Poland.

He was awarded Fulbright scholarship (Senior Grant) at the Arizona State University in the USA, Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers at the University of Münster in Germany, ESKAS federal scholarship at the Swiss Institute of Banking of Finance at the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland and DAAD research scholarship at the Kiel University in Germany.

Janusz published in such top journals as: “Journal of International Money and Finance”, “Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money”, “European Journal of Finance”, “Applied Financial Economics“, “Journal of Business Ethics”, “Emerging Markets Finance and Trade”, “International Journal of Finance and Economics” and “Journal of Financial Stability”, among others.

He acted also as a consultant for Reuters and did research projects for various banks and other financial institutions. 


Ph.D. (1999)

M.A. (1995)

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Research interests and fields of expertise cover such areas as: finance, financial markets, financial econometrics, sustainable investing, SRI stocks and business ethics.

Professional Activity

Member of the Editorial Board of the “Emerging Markets Finance and Trade” journal.

Member of the Global Scientific Committee (GSC) of the Planet Earth Institute (PEI) (institute affiliated with UNESCO).

Expert of the European Commission under the 7th European Union Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) (expert registration number: D132275).

Sponsors and Collaborators

A number of collaborative projects with researchers at the universities in the UK, USA, Germany and Poland.

Current/Recent Projects

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers  (2013).

Research Projects for the National Bank of Poland (NBP)  (2009, 2010 and 2013)

Key Publications

Articles in Journals:

Armitage S., Brzeszczynski J., Serdyuk A. (2014): Liquidity Measures and Cost of Trading in an Illiquid Market. Journal of Emerging Market Finance (forthcoming).

Ibrahim B.M., Brzeszczynski J. (2014): How Beneficial is International Stock Market Information in Domestic Stock Market Trading? European Journal of Finance, vol. 20, pp. 201-231.

Brzeszczynski J., McIntosh G. (2014): Performance of SRI Portfolios in the UK Stock Market. Journal of Business Ethics , vol. 120, pp. 335 - 362.

Armitage S., Brzeszczynski J. (2011): Heteroscedasticity and Interval Effects in Estimating Beta: UK Evidence. Applied Financial Economics, vol. 21, pp. 1525 - 1538.

Ibrahim B.M., Brzeszczynski J. (2009): Inter–regional and Region–specific Transmission of International Stock Market Returns: The Role of Foreign Information. Journal of International Money and Finance, vol. 28, pp. 322-343.

Bohl M.T., Brzeszczynski J.,Wilfling B. (2009): Institutional Investors and Stock Returns Volatility: Empirical Evidence from a Natural Experiment. Journal of Financial Stability, vol. 5, pp. 170-182.


Other articles:

Brzeszczynski J., Gajdka J., Schabek T. (2011): The Role of Stock Size and Trading Intensity in the Magnitude of the ‘Interval Effect’ in Beta Estimation. Empirical Evidence from the Polish Capital Market. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, vol. 47, pp. 28 - 49.

Brzeszczynski J., Gajdka J., Schabek T. (2011): Earnings Management in Polish Companies. Comparative Economic Research, vol. 14, pp. 137-150.

Brzeszczynski J., Gajdka J., Schabek T. (2009): Sustainable Investing. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, vol. 18/5b, pp. 56-62.

Brzeszczynski J., Gajdka J. (2008): Performance of High Dividend Yield Investment Strategy on the Polish Stock Market 1997-2007. Investment Management and Financial Innovations, vol. 5, pp. 87-93.


Chapters in books:

Ibrahim B.M., Brzeszczynski J. (2009): Interdependence of National and International Markets: The Foreign Information Transmission (FIT) Model. In: QFinance – The Ultimate Resource. (London: Bloomsbury), 330-333.

Brzeszczynski J. (2009): IPOs in Emerging Markets. In: QFinance – The Ultimate Resource. (London: Bloomsbury), 545-547.


Subject Group

Accounting and Financial Management

The Accounting Unit of Newcastle Business School develops individuals to achieve their leadership, accounting and employability potential through professionally relevant, research engaged education.

The Accounting and Financial Management subject group undertakes practice relevant research in a range of applied subject areas, enabling us to interpret developments in what is a very fast changing subject field.

Apart from the highlighted examples of policy relevant research, other projects that have focused on disclosure narrative include the use of environmental information by airline companies in their annual reports and the disclosure of charitable giving policies by FTSE 100 companies.

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