Spyridon Gkikopoulos


Accepting PhD Students

Personal profile


Spyros is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) of The University of Manchester. His interests broadly lie in empirical accounting research and are centred on two areas. First, Spyros is interested in exploring the economic consequences of taxation for corporations. In this regard, he researches the roles of the corporate tax rate, the corporate taxable income, and corporate tax planning in shaping economic firm-level outcomes. Second, he has an interest on the determinants and consequences of firms’ tax planning strategies. In the future, Spyros plans to extend his work on both areas, and also explore the role of accounting regulations in facilitating corporate taxation decisions.

Prior to joining AMBS, he worked as a senior analyst for Ernst & Young, where he gained experience on Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As), and Public to Private Transactions (P2Ps). Spyros frequently draws on his working experience to teach prospective students in Accounting and Finance (i) the valuation and stewardship roles of accounting information, and (ii) corporate taxation.

Spyros earned a Ph.D in Accounting and Finance from AMBS. In his free time, Spyros is a bookworm, swims, enjoys watching and playing basketball, and polishes his coding skills.

For more information, please see his vita.

Supervision information

Applications from prospective students for Ph.D studies in accounting and finance are very much welcomed, and especially if the proposed academic research relates to (1) corporate taxation and planning, capital market accounting research or (2) other interdisciplinary areas associated with corporate finance, corporate governance, or corporate social responsibility. Research proposals under these themes are especially encouraged if they are relevant to interesting country-specific tax and regulatory changes. 

Areas of expertise

  • HF5601 Accounting
  • HG Finance