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Geoff Meeks

Emeritus Professor of Financial Accounting

BA (University of Cambridge), PhD (University of Edinburgh)

Research interests

Financial reporting around major events in business finance (especially takeover, bankruptcy, IPO); creative accounting and accounting regulation; the relation between company accounting and national accounting; corporate governance.

Subject group: Finance & Accounting

Professional experience

Geoff Meeks joined Cambridge Judge Business School in 2003, having previously been employed by Price Waterhouse, the University of Edinburgh and the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge. He has held visiting positions at Harvard Business School, INSEAD and London School of Economics. At CJBS he has served as Director of Teaching, Head of the Finance & Accounting Group, and Acting Director (2010-2011). He is a member of the Academic Panel of the Accounting Standards Board and a member of the Cambridge Corporate Governance Network (CCGN).

Selected publications

Meeks, G. and Meeks, J.G. (2014) "Why are banks paying so little UK corporation tax?" Fiscal Studies, 35(4): 511-533 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5890.2014.12040.x)

Amel-Zadeh, A. and Meeks, G. (2013) "Bank failure, mark-to-market, and the financial crisis." Abacus, 49(3): 308-339 (DOI: 10.1111/abac.12011)

Meeks, G. and Meeks, J.G. (2009) "Self-fulfilling prophecies of failure: the endogenous balance sheets of distressed firms." Abacus, 45(1): 22-43

Botsari, A. and Meeks, G. (2008) "Do acquirers overstate earnings prior to a share for share bid?" Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 35(5-6): 633-670

Goudie, A.W. and Meeks, G. (1991) "The exchange rate and company failure in a macro-micro model of the UK company sector." Economic Journal, 101(406): 444-457

Meeks, G. (1977) Disappointing marriage: a study of the gains from merger. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

For Professor Meeks' most recent research, please visit the Social Science Research Network.

It pays to be optimistic

‘Significantly positively biased’ earnings forecasts reduce bid premiums and boost chance of quick merger completion, finds study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business …

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Bank taxes

Despite rising global profitability, there has been a “dramatic” fall in UK corporation tax paid by British banks, says Cambridge Judge Business …

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Cambridge Judge academics scoop best paper award

Two academics from Cambridge Judge Business School have won an award for their co-authored paper. An article about the recent financial crisis …

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The Independent: Banks may complain but they have it pretty good

The banks have been banging on about the inequities of the banking levy ever since George Osborne quite reasonably decided they ought …

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The Daily Telegraph: Banks’ profits recover but they are paying less in corporation tax

Corporation tax receipts from banks in the UK are lower than before the financial crisis, says research co-authored by Geoff Meeks, Professor …

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The New York Times: UK corporation tax take from banks slumps despite profit rebound – study

Despite rising global profitability, there has been a “dramatic” fall in UK corporation tax paid by British banks, says Cambridge Judge Business …

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BBC Radio 4: Today

Banks haven’t been paying nearly as much corporation tax in the UK as they used to, according to the research co-authored by …

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Cambridge Network: Cambridge Judge academics scoop best paper award

An article about the recent financial crisis co-authored by Geoff Meeks, Professor of Financial Accounting, and Amir Amel-Zadeh, University Lecturer in Finance …

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Contact details

Geoff Meeks
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Tel: +44 (0)1223 768489
Fax: +44 (0)1223 339701

g.meeks@jbs.cam.ac.uk