Ben is a Senior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School. Ben's research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, law and finance, and financial intermediation. His research papers have been published in several leading finance and management journals, and have been selected for presentation at various international conferences, including EUROFIDAI Paris Finance Conference, Financial Management Association (FMA) Conferences, and European Financial Management Associations (EFMA) Annual Meeting.
Ben has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for several ABS-rated journals including Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, European Management Journal, Corporate Governance: International Review, European Journal of Finance, and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money.
Ben is an Associate Editor of Finance Research Letters and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Ben's research projects have won research fundings from the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, and the Carnegie Trust.
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, R&R
Journal of Corporate Finance, Forthcoming
Review of Finance, 26(6): 1509-1549.
Media Coverage: Duke University
Policy impact: United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, quoted in letter to the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Journal of Financial Markets, 56: 10060.
Corporate Governance: An International Review, 29(1): 2-21.
British Accounting Review, 53(4): 1-20.
Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 47(3-4): 438-455.
British Journal of Management, 30(1): 106-133.
Journal of Corporate Finance, 47: 219-235.
Journal of Corporate Finance, 36: 26-53.
Research Methods in Finance I, 2022 – present
Financial Valuation (MSc), 2021 – present
Foundations of Econometrics (PhD), 2017 – present
Quantitative Research Methods in Finance (MSc), 2013 – 2021
Financial Modelling with Excel (MA Hons), 2015 – 2018
Investments and Securities Markets (MA Hons), 2015 – 2017
Investment Management (MSc), 2015 – 2017
Statistics for Finance (MSc), 2013 – 2014
29 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh EH8 9JS
Email: ben.sila (at) ed.ac.uk