Nikolaos Karampatsas

Dr Nikolaos Karampatsas


Lecturer in Finance
+44 (0)1483 683100
62 MS 02
Tuesdays 11:00 -14:00

Biography

Biography

Nikolaos is a Lecturer in Finance at Surrey Business School. He graduated from the Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, with a BSc in Marketing. He holds a MSc in Finance with distinction from Coventry University. Nikolaos holds 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 widely esteemed international conferences, and his most recent work was published in the Journal of Corporate Finance. He has taught Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, Investment Analysis, PhD-workshops in Quantitative Methods (Stata & SAS), 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

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

Teaching

  • Equity Investment Analysis (MSc)
  • International Corporate Governance (MSc)

Department

Research Students

  • Daniel Boos
  • Shuhui Wang

Affiliations

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

External Examiner

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

REFEREEING (ACADEMIC JOURNALS)

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

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

FBEL Postgraduate Research Student of the year Award 2014

Nominated for Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance at EFMA 2018

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. doi: 10.1016/j.jcorpfin.2014.01.008

 

Working Papers

 

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1266180

 

Conferences

'Does Safety Uncertainty Affect Acquisitions?'

(1) American Finance Association (AFA), San Diego, US, 2020

'Terrorism Intensity and Acquisitions'

(2) Financial Management and Accounting Research Conference (FMARC), Limassol, Cyprus, 2019

‘Credit Rating Changes and Stock Market Reaction: The Impact of Investor Sentiment'

(3) Behavioural Finance Working Group (BFWG) Conference, London, UK, 2019

(4) INFINITY Conference on International Finance, Glasgow, UK, 2019

(5) 4th Annual Conference of Brunel Studies in Economics & Finance, London, UK, 2019

(6) 6th Young Finance Scholars' Conference, Brighton, UK, 2019

'Credit Default Swaps, Financial Distress and Corporate Acquisitions'

(7) Financial Management Association (FMA), San Diego, US, 2018

(8) European Financial Management Association (EFMA), Milan, Italy, 2018

'Corporate Social Responsibility and Credit Ratings: Do Fallen Angels adjust their CSR engagement?'

(9) British Academy of Management (BAM), Leeds, UK, 2018

'Credit Ratings and Acquisitions'

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

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

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

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

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

'Credit Default Swaps and Corporate Acquisitions'

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

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

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

'Credit Ratings and Acquisitions'

(16) World Finance Conference (WFC), New York, US, 2016

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

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

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

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

(20) 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'

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

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

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

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

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

'Valuation Effects of Credit Ratings in Mergers and Acquisitions'

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

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

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