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Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance, University of Leeds

Dr Clacher is currently an Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance at Leeds University Business School.

His main research interests focus on; pensions and retirement saving decisions, pension investment and infrastructure, and sustainable pension systems. In addition, Iain’s other research covers a wide number of areas including financial accounting, governance, auditing, critical accounting, ethics, auctions, and market efficiency. He has published papers in internationally ranked journals covering issues including; institutional economics, accounting, ethics, pension management, fund performance, and sovereign wealth.

He is regularly invited to speak at a wide range of forums, such as the Westminster Employment Forum, the Faculty of Actuaries, the Institute of Actuaries, and the National Association of Pension Funds. Iain's work has been reported in the press and he is a regular commentator in the media on a wide range of economic and business issues.

In addition to his research activities, Iain has been awarded grants to analyse a range of issues including; estimating pension fund solvency, retirement decisions in the Thai Government Pension Fund, the impact of Regional Development Agencies on company formation and survival, and the impact of deposit insurance on bank risk.

As well as his academic activities Iain has a number of external appointments, including involvement in a number of working parties for the UK Actuarial Profession, and he is currently the co-chair of the Profession’s cross-practice working party on behavioural economics for actuaries. Iain also works as a consultant and has worked with a range of organisations including; FTSE 100 Companies, The CERN Pension Fund, The City of London Corporation, The Work Foundation, and The National Association of Pension Funds.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance, University of Leeds