Senior Lecturer

Division: Business, Enterprise and Management

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Dr Mauricio Silva (PhD, MSc, PG Cert, BA Hons) is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance in the Business, Enterprise and Management Division.

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Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)

My main area of research interest is behavioural finance, in particular the context, methods, and information used in decisions affecting the balance sheet, income and cash flow statements of a business. This subject relates to accounting and financial concepts, from fundamental to advanced, as used on a daily basis in firms of all sizes in different sectors.  Specifically, my research has focused on the economic and financial decision-making of immigrant entrepreneurs in the UK.  In addition to examining key elements of financial decision-making within a behavioural economics framework, this research has dealt with topics such as financial capability, formal and informal lending for start-ups, and the business support of immigrant networks settling in developed countries.

Active research interests:

  • Behavioural finance, financial decision-making, financial risk management, informal finance financial exclusion, financial services, micro-entrepreneurs, family business, immigrant and minority entrepreneurship




  • B1073 Introduction to Finance & Accounting
  • B3186 Entrepreneurial Finance
  • B4110 Accounting for Managers


  • BM007 Financial Management
  • BM074 Introduction to Behavioural Finance
  • BM075 Introduction to Management Accounting & Finance