Professor Dimitris Petmezas

Research Interests

Mergers and Acquisitions, Behavioral Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, Auditors, Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation, Board Structures, Cash Holdings, Asset Sales, Working Capital Management, Market Valuation, Credit Ratings, Political Connections, Insider Trading, CSR, SEOs

Supervision of Theses 

PhD Students (In Progress)

  • Nathan McNamee: Sources of Financing and Mergers and Acquisitions, (3rd Year)

PhD Students (Completed) and their First Position after the PhD

  • Nikolaos Karampatsas: (Lecturer in Finance at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, UK)
    PhD at the University of Surrey (2013), ‘The Effects of Credit Ratings in Mergers and Acquisitions’ 
    • FBEL Postgraduate Research Student of the Year Award
  • Andrey Golubov: (Lecturer in Finance at Cass Business School, City University, UK)
    PhD at the University of Surrey (2011), ‘The Reputation of Economic Agents in Mergers and Acquisitions’
    • FBEL Postgraduate Research Student of the Year Award
  • Jun (Daniel) Hua: (Teaching Fellow in Economics & Finance at Durham Business School, University of Durham, UK)
    PhD at the University of Durham (2011), ‘The Impact of Information Uncertainty on Stock Price Performance and Managers’ Equity Financing Decisions’
  • Evangelos Vagenas-Nanos: (Lecturer in Finance at Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, UK)
    PhD at the University of Durham (2010), ‘The Impact of Managerial Overconfidence and Investor Sentiment on Bidders’ Abnormal Returns’

Numerous Dissertations of MBA, MSc and UG Students

 

Refereeing (Research Grants and Others)

  • SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada), Peer Review, 2016
  • External Assessor - Prizes for Best Published Papers, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, 2014 & 2015
  • ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council) Rapportuer, 2013
  • Research Council KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium), Peer Review, 2013
  • External REF Assessor for Oxford Brookes University, 2013
  • ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council) Peer Review, 2012

Refereeing (Academic Journals)

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Journal of Corporate Finance; Financial Management; Journal of Banking and Finance; European Financial Management; Corporate Governance: An International Review; European Journal of Finance; International Review of Financial Analysis; Global Finance; Multinational Finance; Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance; Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance; Quantitative Finance; International Review of Economics and Finance; Journal of Applied Accounting Research; Journal of Economics and Business; International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance; International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance; Emerging Markets, Finance and Trade; Journal of Economics and International Finance; African Journal of Marketing Management; Journal of Insurance Markets and Companies: Analyses and Actuarial Computations

Teaching

Current

  • Corporate Finance (MSc)

Previous

  • Mergers and Acquisitions (EMBA)
  • Financial Strategy (MBA)
  • Financial Management (MSc)
  • Research Methods (MSc)
  • Advanced Financial Theory (MSc)
  • Business Finance (BSc)
  • Security Investment Analysis (BSc)
  • Empirical Finance (BSc)
  • Financial Markets and Risk Management (BSc)

Students' Feedback

Most Recent Students' Evaluation: 4.4/5 (Class of 96 Students)

  • "Best Professor"
  • "Good, brilliant, perfect"
  • "Practical examples. They helped explain certain aspects of the topics discussed better"
  • "Professor is excellent and patient"
  • "The lecturer was excellent, lecture slides very detailed, high standard of teaching. AAA Lecturer, one of the best so far in the University of Surrey"
  • "Best course in the second semester"
  • "The lecture was never boring and he made the subject matter come alive. I definitely enjoyed this course"
  • "The way he presents the lecture is the best aspect of the module"
  • "The tutor of this module is very experienced and knowledgeable, as it can be seen from the detailed lecture slides and how he answers students questions"
  • "Excellent lecture. Well operated and high educational/informative value"
  • "Awesome learning experience!"

Departmental Duties

  • Senior Colleague (Mentor) of Dr Nikolaos Karampatsas (Lecturer in Finance), 2014-Present
  • Representative of Surrey Business School at the University Research and Enterprise Committee, 2012-2015
  • Research Funding Senior Advisor for the Finance & Accounting Group, 2012-2013
  • Founder, Programme Designer and Programme Director of the MSc in Accounting and Finance, 2012-Present
  • Founder, Programme Designer and Programme Director of the MSc in Banking and Finance, 2012
  • Senior Colleague (Mentor) of Dr Joanne Jia (Lecturer in Finance and Accounting), 2012-Present
  • Academic Staff Recruitment Advisor for the Finance & Accounting Group, 2011-Present
  • Post-Graduate Admissions Tutor, 2011-2012
  • Co-ordinator for Rhythmyx for the Finance & Accounting Group, 2009-2012
  • Representative of the Finance & Accounting Group at the Research Management Committee (RMC), 2008-2009
  • Senior Colleague (Mentor) of Dr Evangelia Varoutsa (Lecturer in Accounting), 2009-2013
  • Personal Academic Tutor, 2008-Present
  • Personal Placement Tutor, 2008-2012
  • Representative of the University of Surrey at Students’ Fair Exhibitions
  • Internal Examiner of MPhil/PhD Theses

Department

Affiliations

Memberships/Fellowships (Present and Past)

  • American Finance Association (AFA)
  • European Finance Association (EFA)          
  • European Financial Management Association (EFMA) 
  • Financial Management Association (FMA)         
  • Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association (HFAA)    
  • Midwest Finance Association (MFA)
  • Multinational Finance Society (MFS)   
  • Southern Finance Association (SFA)
  • Southwestern Finance Association (SWFA)
  • Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQAAA)
  • Higher Education Academy Fellow                                                                                                                

Guest Lectures/Seminars

  • University of Liverpool, Management School, Liverpool, UK, 2017 (*scheduled)
  • Roma Tre University, Department of Management and Law, Rome, Italy, 2016 (*scheduled)
  • Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Department of Management, Venice, Italy, 2016 (*scheduled)
  • University of St Andrews, School of Management, St Andrews, Scotland, UK, 2016 (*scheduled)
  • Kent Business School, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, UK, 2015  
  • Loughborough University, School of Business and Economics, Leicestershire, UK, 2015
  • WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany, 2015 
  • University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 2015
  • Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent, UK, 2015
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, 2015
  • University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business, Groningen, Netherlands, 2014
  • Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Commerce, Finance and Shipping, Limassol, Cyprus, 2014
  • University of Macedonia, Department of Economics, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2014
  • Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK, 2014
  • Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Accounting and Finance, Athens, Greece, 2013
  • Audencia Nantes School of Management, Nantes, France, 2013
  • Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 2013
  • ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading, Reading, UK, 2013
  • Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK, 2012
  • University of Piraeus, Department of Banking and Financial Management, Piraeus, Greece, 2012
  • European Centre for Corporate Control Studies, SKEMA Business School, Lille, France, 2012
  • Greek Public Policy Forum (2nd Forum), Nottingham, UK, 2012
  • International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2011
  • Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Business Administration, Athens, Greece, 2010
  • Cass Business School, City University, London, UK, 2008
  • Ren Min University, School of Economics, Beijing, China, 2007
  • Ren Min University, School of Finance, Beijing, China, 2007
  • Fudan University, School of Economics, Shanghai, China, 2007
  • CITY College, University of Sheffield, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2007
  • Durham Business School, University of Durham, Durham, UK, 2006

Editorial Boards/Conference Committees

  • Multinational Finance Journal – Associate Editor
  • Insurance Markets and Companies: Analyses and Actuarial Computations - Associate Editor
  • European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Basel, Switzerland, 2016 - Member of the Program Committee
  • 19th Annual Conference of the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research (SGF Conference), Zurich, Switzerland, 2016 - Member of the Program Committee
  • International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (IFEBS), Malaga, Spain, 2016 - Member of the Scientific Committee
  • European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2015 - Member of the Program Committee
  • 18th Annual Conference of the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research (SGF Conference), Zurich, Switzerland, 2015 - Member of the Program Committee
  • International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (IFEBS), Nantes, France, 2015 - Member of the Scientific Committee
  • Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association (HFAA), Volos, Greece, 2014 -Member of the Scientific Committee
  • European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Rome, Italy, 2014 - Member of the Program Committee
  • Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (IFEBS), Athens, Greece, 2014 - Member of the Scientific Committee
  • International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (IFEBS): “Global Trends in Financial Intermediation, Financial Markets and Financial Modelling”, Surrey, UK, 2014 - Member of the Scientific Committee
  • European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Reading, UK, 2013 -Member of the Program Committee
  • Conference on Banking, Finance, Money and Institutions: The Post Crisis Era, Surrey, UK, 2013 - Member of the Program Committee
  • Financial Management Association (FMA), Istanbul, Turkey, 2012 - Member of the Committee for the Best paper Award in Corporate Finance

External Examiner/Assessor

  • Loughborough University, School of Business and Economics, Leicestershire, UK - External Examiner, 2015-Present
  • ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading, Reading, UK - External Examiner in a PhD Viva, 2015
  • Durham Business School, Durham University, UK - External Examiner in a PhD Viva, 2014
  • Durham Business School, Durham University, UK - External Examiner in a PhD Viva, 2013a
  • Durham Business School, Durham University, UK - External Examiner in a PhD Viva, 2013b
  • ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading, Reading, UK, External Examiner, 2012-2016
  • Brunel University, Department of Economics and Finance, School of Social Sciences, UK - External Examiner in a PhD Viva, 2010
  • University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Business School, Portsmouth, UK - External Examiner, 2007-2012
  • Canterbury Christ Church University, Business School, Canterbury, Kent, UK - External Examiner & Validation Assessor of the MSc in Managerial Finance

Other Professional Services

  • External Advisor for the MSc in Finance
    • 2015 (ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece)
  • External Recruitment/Evaluation Committee for Hiring/Promotion of Academic Staff
    • 2016 (Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology)
    • 2015 (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy) 
    • 2015 (University of Surrey - School of Law, UK)
    • 2014 (University of Macedonia, Greece)
    • 2014 (Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus)
    • 2013 (University of Thessaly, Greece)
    • 2013 (University of Piraeus, Greece)
    • 2013 (Technical University of Crete, Greece)
    • 2013 (University of Macedonia, Greece) 
    • 2012 (University of Piraeus, Greece)
    • 2012 (Technological Education Institute of Western Macedonia, Greece)
  • External Evaluation Committee (Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency)       
    • 2013 (Department of Business Administration, University of Piraeus, Greece)
  • Internal Recruitment Committee for Hiring/Promotion of Academic Staff
    • 2011-Present (Surrey Business School, University of Surrey)

Contact Me

E-mail:
Phone: 01483 68 6376

Find me on campus
Room: 16 MS 02


My office hours

During Semester Periods

  • Tuesday 14:00-16:00
  • Wednesday 12:00-13:00

Publications

Book Chapters

  • Golubov Andrey, Petmezas Dimitris & Travlos Nickolaos G., (2013). 'Empirical M&A Research: A Review of Methods, Evidence and Managerial Implications' in Adrian Bell, Chris Brooks and Marcel Prokopczuk (eds.) Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Empirical Finance, (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK), 287-313.

link: http://www.elgaronline.com/view/9780857936080.00021.xml

Journal Articles

(1) Golubov Andrey, Petmezas Dimitris & Travlos Nickolaos G., (2016). ‘Do Stock-Financed Acquisitions Destroy Value? New Methods and Evidence’, Review of Finance 20, 161-200.

doi: 10.1093/rof/rfv009 

(2) Croci Ettore & Petmezas Dimitris, (2015). ‘Do Risk-Taking Incentives Induce CEOs to Invest? Evidence from Acquisitions’, Journal of Corporate Finance 32, 1-23. (Lead Article)

doi: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2015.03.001

(3) Aktas Nihat, Croci Ettore & Petmezas Dimitris, (2015). ‘Is Working Capital Management Value-Enhancing? Evidence from Firm Performance and Investments’, Journal of Corporate Finance 30, 98-113.

doi: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2014.12.008

(4) Karampatsas Nikolaos, Petmezas Dimitris & Travlos Nickolaos G., (2014). 'Credit Ratings and the Choice of Payment Method in Mergers and Acquisitions', Journal of Corporate Finance 25, 474-493.

doi: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2014.01.008 

(5) Petmezas Dimitris & Santamaria Daniel, (2014). ‘Investor Induced Contagion during the Banking and European Sovereign Debt Crisis of 2007-2012: Wealth Effect or Portfolio Rebalancing?’, Journal of International Money and Finance 49, 401-424.

doi: 10.1016/j.jimonfin.2014.06.005

(6) Golubov Andrey, Petmezas Dimitris & Travlos Nickolaos G., (2012). 'When It Pays to Pay Your Investment Banker: New Evidence on the Role of Financial Advisors in M&As', Journal of Finance 67 (1), 271-312. 

doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.2011.01712.x

(7) Croci Ettore, Petmezas Dimitris & Travlos Nickolaos G., (2012). ‘Asymmetric Information and Target Firm Returns’, European Journal of Finance 18 (7), 639-661.

doi: 10.1080/1351847X.2011.599850

(8) Gounopoulos Dimitrios, Petmezas Dimitris & Santamaria Daniel, (2012). ‘Forecasting Tourist Arrivals in Greece and the Impact of Macroeconomic Shocks from the Countries of Tourists’ Origin’ (2011), Annals of Tourism Research 39 (2), 641-666. 

doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2011.09.001

(9) Guo (Jie) Michael & Petmezas Dimitris, (2012). ‘What are the Causes and Effects of the M&As? The UK Evidence’, Multinational Finance 16 (1-2), 21-47. 

full text: http://www.mfsociety.org/page.php?pageID=175&reqJournInstID=41

(10) Alexandridis George, Petmezas Dimitris & Travlos Nickolaos G., (2010). 'Gains from M&As Around the World: New Evidence', Financial Management 39 (4), 1671-1695. 

doi: 10.1111/j.1755-053X.2010.01126.x

(11) Croci Ettore & Petmezas Dimitris, (2010). 'Minority Shareholders' Wealth Effects and Stock Market Development: Evidence from Increase-in-Ownership M&As', Journal of Banking and Finance 34 (3), 681-694. 

doi: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2009.09.003

(12) Croci Ettore, Petmezas Dimitris & Vagenas-Nanos Evangelos, (2010). ‘Managerial Overconfidence in High and Low Valuation Markets and Gains to Acquisitions’, International Review of Financial Analysis 19 (5), 368-378. 

doi: 10.1016/j.irfa.2010.06.003

(13) Petmezas Dimitris, (2009). 'What Drives Acquisitions? Market Valuations and Bidder Performance', Journal of Multinational Financial Management 19 (1), 54-74. 

doi: 10.1016/j.mulfin.2008.05.001

(14) Antoniou Antonios, Guo (Jie) Michael & Petmezas Dimitris, (2008). 'Merger Momentum and Market Valuations: The UK Evidence', Applied Financial Economics 18 (17), 1411-1423. 

doi: 10.1080/09603100701720468

(15) Doukas John A. & Petmezas Dimitris, (2007). 'Acquisitions, Overconfident Managers and Self-Attribution Bias', European Financial Management 13 (3), 531-577. 

doi: 10.1111/j.1468-036X.2007.00371.x

(16) Antoniou Antonios, Petmezas Dimitris & Zhao Huainan, (2007). 'Bidder Gains and Losses of Firms Involved in Many Acquisitions', Journal of Business, Finance & Accounting 34 (7-8), 1221-1244. 

doi: 10.1111/j.1468-5957.2007.02012.x

(17) Alexandridis George, Antoniou Antonios & Petmezas Dimitris, (2007). 'Divergence of Opinion and Post-Acquisition Performance', Journal of Business, Finance & Accounting 34 (3-4), 439-460. 

doi: 10.1111/j.1468-5957.2007.02043.x

Under Review

  • ‘Governance Mandates, Outside Directors and Acquirer Performance’, (2016), (with Jay Dahya, Andrey Golubov and Nickolaos G. Travlos), R&R
  • ‘The Curvilinear Effect of CSP on Analysts' Uncertainty and Firm Idiosyncratic Risk’, (2016), (with Panagiotis Avramidis, Pavlos A. Vlachos and Christos Koritos), Under Review
  • ‘Executive Compensation and Deployment of Corporate Resources: Evidence from Working Capital’, (2016), (with Nihat Aktas, Ettore Croci and Oguzhan Ozbas), Under Review
  • ‘The Role of Corporate Political Strategies in M&As’, (2016), (with Ettore Croci, Christos Pantzalis and Jung Chul Park), Under Review

Working Papers

  • ‘Credit Ratings and Acquisitions’, (2016), (with Nihat Aktas, Nikolaos Karampatsas and Henri Servaes).
  • ‘Is Cash More Valuable in the Hands of Overconfident CEOs?’, (2016), (with Nihat Aktas and Christodoulos Louca).
  • ‘Selling to Buy: Asset Sales and Method of Payment in M&As’, (2016), (with Christos Mavis, Nathan McNamee and Nickolaos G. Travlos).
  • ‘Bidders and Targets Made for Each Other’, (2016), (with Nihat Aktas, Nikolaos Karampatsas and Nickolaos G. Travlos).
  • ‘SEOs Around the World: A Comprehensive Evidence’, (2011), (with Yakov Amihud and Nickolaos G. Travlos).

Media Coverage

  • Handelsblatt (in German): "Teure Banker sind ihr Geld wert - manchmal" (28 June 2012)
  • The Economist: "Does It Pay to Hire Top Banks?" (21 March 2012)
  • Financial Times (Alphaville): "Petmezas: It Pays to Pay Investment Bankers" (17 February 2012)
  • ACQ Magazine: "Higher Synergies for Big Four Audited Takeovers" (06 October 2011)
  • M&A Deals Magazine: "Audit Accuracy Key for M&A Returns" (06 October 2011)
  • Financial News: "When It Pays to Pay Your Investment Banker" (28 June 2011)

Conferences

‘Is Cash More Valuable in the Hands of Overconfident CEOs?’
(1)
Financial Management Association (FMA), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2016 (*scheduled)
(2) Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society (MFS), Stockholm, Sweden, 2016 (*scheduled)

‘Credit Default Swaps and Corporate Acquisitions’
(3)
EFiC Conference in Banking and Finance, Essex Business School, UK, 2016 – By Invitation

‘Credit Ratings and Acquisitions’
‘Selling to Buy: Asset Sales and Method of Payment in M&As’
(4) World Finance Conference (WFC), New York, USA, 2016 (*scheduled)

‘Credit Ratings and Acquisitions’
(5) Spring Conference of the Multinational Finance Society (MFS), Limassol, Cyprus, 2016

‘Executive Compensation and Deployment of Corporate Resources: Evidence from Working Capital’
‘Selling to Buy: Asset Sales and Method of Payment in M&As’
(6) European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Basel, Switzerland, 2016

‘How to Publish in Top Finance Journals’ - Invited Speaker
‘Selling to Buy: Asset Sales and Method of Payment in M&As’
(7) Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association (HFAA), Athens, Greece, 2015

‘Executive Compensation and Deployment of Corporate Resources: Evidence from Working Capital’
(8)
Conference of the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research (SGF), Zurich, Switzerland, 2016 
(9) Financial Management Association (FMA), Helsinki, Finland, 2016 
(10) Paris December 2015 Finance Meeting, Paris, France, 2015 
(11) Financial Management Association (FMA), Orlando, Florida, USA, 2015 

‘Governance Mandates, Outside Directors and Acquirer Perfromance’
(12)
IFABS Corporate Finance Conference, Oxford, UK, 2015

‘Bidders and Targets Made for Each Other: Financial Constraints, Growth Opportunities and Bidder Gains’
(13)
World Finance Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2015 

‘The Role of Corporate Political Strategies in M&As’
(14)
Annual Conference of Multinational Finance Society (MFS), Halkidiki, Greece, 2015 
(15) European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2015 
(16) Financial Management Association (FMA), Venice, Italy, 2015 
(17) Conference of the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research (SGF), Zurich, Switzerland, 2015 

‘Executive Compensation and Deployment of Corporate Resources: Evidence from Working Capital’
‘Do Risk-Taking Incentives Induce CEOs to Invest? Evidence from Acquisitions’
(18) Spring Conference of the Multinational Finance Society, Larnaca, Cyprus, 2015 

‘The Role of Corporate Political Strategies in M&As’
‘Is Working Capital Management Value-Enhancing? Evidence from Firm Performance and Investments’
(19) Financial Management Association (FMA), Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 2014 

‘Bidders and Targets Made for Each Other: Credit Ratings and Acquisition Returns’
‘Is Working Capital Management Value-Enhancing? Evidence from Firm Performance and Investments’
(20) European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Rome, Italy, 2014 

‘Is Working Capital Management Value-Enhancing? Evidence from Firm Performance and Investments’
(21)
Financial Management Association (FMA) Maastricht, Netherlands, 2014 
(22) Conference of the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research (SGF), Zurich, Switzerland, 2014
(23) Multinational Finance Society (MFS) Symposium, Larnaca, Cyprus, 2014

‘Do Risk-Taking Incentives Induce CEOs to Invest? Evidence from Acquisitions’
(24)
Financial Management Association (FMA), Tokyo, Japan, 2014

‘Due Diligence on the Bidder and the Certification Effect’
(25)
Financial Management Association (FMA), Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2013

Shining Brighter than the Stars? Corporate Evidence on Competing With Superstars
(26)
European Finance Association (EFA), Cambridge, UK, 2013, Served as Discussant of the Paper

‘Due Diligence on the Bidder and the Certification Effect’
‘Do Risk-Taking Incentives Induce CEOs to Invest? New Evidence from Acquisitions’
‘Credit Ratings and the Choice of Payment Method in Mergers and Acquisitions’
(27) European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Reading, UK, 2013

‘Due Diligence on the Bidder and the Certification Effect’
‘Do Risk-Taking Incentives Induce CEOs to Invest? New Evidence from Acquisitions’
(28) Financial Management Association (FMA), Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, 2013

‘Investor Induced Contagion or Portfolio Rebalancing? Evidence from the Banking and Sovereign Debt Crisis of 2007-2012’
(29)
International Conference on the Global Financial Crisis: European Financial Markets and Institutions, Southampton, UK, 2013

‘Do Stock-Financed M&As Destroy Value? New Methods and Evidence’
(30)
Financial Management Association (FMA), Istanbul, Turkey, 2012

‘Valuation Effects of Credit Ratings in Mergers and Acquisitions’
(31)
International FEBS (IFEBS) Conference, London, UK, 2012

‘Stakeholders of Last Resort or Vulture Investors? An Empirical Assessment of Governmental Rescue of Systemically Important Banks in the Global Financial Crisis?’
(32)
Conference on Financial Regulation in Uncertain Times, Lugano, Switzerland, 2011

‘How Does Target Firm Auditor Reputation Affect M&As?’
(33)
American Accounting Association (AAA), Denver, Colorado, USA, 2011

‘It Pays to Pay your Investment Banker: New Evidence on the Role of Financial Advisors in M&As’
(34)
Conference on Research on Economic Theory & Econometrics (CRETE2010), Tinos, Greece, 2010, By Invitation

‘Gains from M&As Around the World: New Evidence’
(35)
Midwest Finance Association (MFA), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2010
(36) Southern Finance Association (SFA), Captiva Island, Florida, USA, 2009

‘Idiosyncratic Volatility, Takeover Premiums and Target Gains’
‘Managerial Overconfidence in High and Low Valuation Markets and Gains to Acquisitions’
(37) Financial Management Association (FMA), Turin, Italy, 2009
(38) European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Milan, Italy, 2009

‘Depth of the Market for Corporate Control and Gains to Public Acquisitions’
(39) Southwestern Finance Association (SWFA), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, 2009, Best Paper Award in International Finance
(40) European Finance Association (EFA), Athens, Greece, 2008
(41) European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Athens, Greece, 2008

‘What are the Causes and Effects of M&As? The UK Evidence’
(42) Multinational Finance Society Conference (MFS), Orlando, Florida, USA, 2008

‘Merger Momentum and Market Valuations: The UK Evidence’
(43) Multinational Finance Society Conference (MFS), Thessaloniki, Greece, 2007

‘What Drives Acquisitions? Market Valuations and Bidder Performance’
(44) European Financial Management (EFMA), Vienna, Austria, 2007
(45) Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association (HFAA), Thessaloniki, Greece, 2006

‘Acquisitions, Overconfident Managers and Self-Attribution Bias’
(46) European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Madrid, Spain, 2006

‘Divergence of Opinion and Post-Acquisition Performance’
(47) JBFA Conference in Capital Markets, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2006

‘Bidder Gains and Losses of Firms Involved in Many Acquisitions’
(48) European Financial Management Association (EFMA) Milan, Italy, 2005
(49) Multinational Finance Society Conference (MFS) Athens, Greece, 2005
(50) Southern Finance Association (SFA), Key West, Florida, 2005


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