Nikolaos Karampatsas

Dr Nikolaos Karampatsas


Lecturer in Finance
+44 (0)1483 683100
62 MS 02
Tuesdays 13:00 -16:00/ Thursdays 13:00 -14:00

Biography

Biography

Nikolaos is a Lecturer of Finance in the Surrey Business School. He graduated from the Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, with a BSc degree in Marketing. He holds a MSc in Finance with distinction from Coventry University. Nikolaos has received a PhD in Finance from University of Surrey with a particular focus on Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As), and Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs).

Nikolaos' research is presented every year in Academic Conferences, and his most recent work was published in the Journal of Corporate Finance. He has taught Corporate Finance Seminars, PhD lectures, Methods of Forecasting in Marketing, and he was delivering Financial Trading Simulations - Part of the Widening Access Project, designed to raise aspirations level of school leavers and encourage participation in higher education. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As), Credit Ratings, Credit Default Swaps (CDS), Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Default Risk, and Econometrics.

Teaching

  • International Corporate Governance (MSc)

Department

Research Students

  • Soheila Malekpour
  • Tung Duy Nguyen
  • Daniel Boos

Affiliations

  • American Finance Association (AFA)
  • European Finance Association (EFA)

External Examiner

Hult International Business School, London, UK, 2016- Present

REFEREEING (ACADEMIC JOURNALS)

  • Journal of Corporate Finance
  • Journal of Financial Research
  • Financial Review
  • Corporate Governance: An International Review
  • European Journal of Finance
  • International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance
  • Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

FBEL Postgraduate Research Student of the year Award 2014

My publications

Publications

Journal Articles

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

15th Hottest Article in the Journal of Corporate Finance for the full year 2014

doi: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2014.01.008

Working Papers

'Credit Default Swaps, Financial Distress and Corporate Acquisitions', (2017), (with Paul M. Guest, Dimitris Petmezas and Nickolaos G. Travlos)

'Credit Ratings and Acquisitions', (2017), (with Nihat Aktas, Dimitris Petmezas and Henri Servaes)

'CSR and Credit Ratings: Do fallen angels adjust their CSR engagement?', (2017), (with Nihat Aktas and Alexander Witkowski)

'Beyond Market Mood: Stock Sentiment and the Response to Corporate Earnings Announcements', (2017), (with Soheila Malekpour and Andrew Mason)

'Bidders and Targets Made for Each Other', (2017), (with Nihat Aktas, Dimitris Petmezas and Nickolaos G. Travlos)

Conferences

'Credit Ratings and Acquisitions'

(1) International Conference on Credit Analysis and Risk Management, Basel, Switzerland, 2017

'Beyond Market Mood: Stock Sentiment and the Response to Corporate Earnings Announcements'

(2) Behavioural Finance Working Group (BFWG) Conference, London, UK, 2017

(3) World Finance Conference (WFC), Cagliari, Italy, 2017

(4) European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Athens, Greece, 2017

'Credit Default Swaps and Corporate Acquisitions'

(5) EFiC Conference in Banking and Finance, Colchester, UK, 2016

'Beyond Market Mood: Stock Sentiment and the Response to Corporate Earnings Announcements'

(6) Annual Conference of Brunel Studies in Economics & Finance, London, UK, 2016

'Credit Ratings and Acquisitions'

(7) World Finance Conference (WFC), New York, USA, 2016

(8) Spring Conference of the Multinational Finance Society (MFS), Limassol, Cyprus, 2016

(9) European Centre for Corporate Control Studies (ECCS) Workshop, Paris, France, 2016

'Credit News around Seasoned Equity Offerings: Evidence from the Credit Default Swap Market'

(10) European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Basel, Switzerland, 2016

(11) Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society (MFS), Stockholm, Sweeden, 2016

'Bidders and Targets Made for Each Other: Financial Constraints, Growth Opportunities and Acquisition Returns'

(12) World Finance Conference (WFC), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2015

'Bidders and Targets Made for Each Other: Credit Ratings, Growth Opportunities and Acquisition Returns'

(13) European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Rome, Italy, 2014

'Credit Ratings and the Choice of Payment Method in Mergers and Acquisitions'

(14) European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Reading, UK, 2013

'Valuation Effects of Credit Ratings in Mergers and Acquisitions'

(15) International Conference of the FEBS, London, UK, 2012

'The Use of Moving Averages in the Athens Stock Exchange'

(16) HELORS on Quantitative Models in the Managerial and Financial Decision Making, Agios Nikolaos, Greece, 2010

Guest Lectures/Seminars

(1) WHU Otto Beisnheim School of Management, Koblenz, Germany, 2014