Hull University Business School

Dr Mark Rhodes

Mark Rhodes

Accounting and Finance

  • Biography
  • Qualifications
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Key Publications


Mark Rhodes is the Deputy Head of Subject (operations) for the Accounting and Finance Subject Group. He  obtained his doctorate from The University of Manchester (UMIST) in 1995. Following this he was employed as a teaching and research fellow in the Department of Economics, University of Warwick. In 1998 he joined the Economics of Financial Regulation Unit at the UK Financial Services Authority. He returned to academia in 2002, joining the School of Management and Business at Aberystwyth University as a Lecturer in Economics and later the University of East London in 2008. Mark arrived at Hull in 2011 as a Senior Lecturer in Financial Economics.


BA (Econ) (Leicester), MA (Econ) (Leicester), PhD (Manchester)


Mark has extensive teaching experience in universities in the UK.  He has teaching interests in finance, empirical and research methods and micro and industrial economics.


Mark’s main research interest is in the area of empirical finance, examining the interdependence of financial markets.  In this context, recent work has examined competition between futures exchanges and the interdependence of spot and futures markets for coffee.  He is also interested in the determination of price and market structure in retail financial markets. 

A second research stream is the econometric analysis of international investment decisions.  This includes outward FDI from China and the location decisions of international retailers.

In addition to presenting research findings at national and international academic conferences Mark has also presented at trade and regulatory bodies including the Financial Services Authority, the International Coffee Organisation and Postcomm.


Refereed Journal Articles

  • Liquidity and market efficiency in the world's largest carbon market. With Gbenga Ibikunle, Andros Gregoriou, Andreas G.F. Hoepner, The British Accounting Review, Forthcoming
  • Stock price and volume effects associated with changes in the composition of the FTSE Bursa Malaysian KLCI, With Azevedo, Alcino & Karim, Mohamad & Gregoriou,. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 2014, vol. 28(C), pages 20-35
  • A Gravitational Model of International Retail Market Selection. with Rhodes, M., Alexander, N., Myers, H. (2011). International Marketing Review. 0265-1335 vol. 28-2, pp. 183-200.
  • Open interest, cross listing and information shocks, with Aguenaou, S  and ap Gwilym, O., Journal of Futures Markets, 2011, 31, pp755-778.
  • Information asymmetry and ethical investment, with Soobaroyen, T., Journal of Business Ethics, 2010,  95, pp 151- 159.
  • The determinants of trading volume for cross-listed Euribor futures contracts, with Agnenaou, S & ap Gwilym, O, European Journal of Finance.,2009,15, pp89-102,
  • International Retail Growth Strategy: Econometric Modelling , with Alexander, N and Myers, H., Journal of Services Marketing, 2007, 21, pp424-436
  • Mutuality, Diversity and Deposit Rates.  Applied Financial Economics, September 2005,

Book Chapters

  • Explaining China's outward FDI: An institutional perspective” with Buckley, P. J., Cross, L. J., Cross, A. R., Voss, H., Zheng, P, in The rise of transnational corporations from emerging markets: threat or opportunity?  Sauvant, K. P(ed), Edward Elgar Publishing 2008
  • An econometric investigation of Chinese outward direct investment.  with Buckley, P. J., Clegg, L. J., Cross, A. R., Voss, H., Zheng, P., Liu, X, in Multinational Enterprises and Emerging Challenges of the 21st century, Dunning, J. H., Lin, T.-M (eds). Edward Elgar Publishing (2007)
  • “US Foreign Sales Corporations; Export Tax Credits and the WTO”.  in The WTO and the Regulation of International Trade, Perdikis, N and Read. R (eds).  Edward Elgar 2005.


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