Mark Freeman

Associate, based at Loughborough University

Mark Freeman

Mark is Professor of Finance and head of the Accounting and Finance group at Bradford University, School of Management.

Mark is currently working on two major research projects: one examines how the cash flows associated with climate change and nuclear energy should be discounted, paying particular attention to how much governments should be prepared to pay to avoid low probability, catastrophic outcomes, such as nuclear accidents and extreme global warming; the other estimates expected returns for very long-term stock market investments.


Mark joined the School of Management in 2006, following previous full-time academic appointments at the Exeter Centre for Finance and Investment (University of Exeter) and the University of Warwick. He has held visiting academic positions at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University), the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Technology, Sydney.

Before becoming an academic, Mark worked as an equity research analyst, specialising in the brewing and distilling industries for stockbrokers Savory Milln and James Capel, in London. He also has corporate finance experience with United Distillers in Scotland.

Research interests

  • Long-term finance problems;
  • Far-horizon costs of capital and asset selection problems for long-term investors.