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Working seminars

This weekly seminar series are organized by the Department of Business Administration of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). Seminars are held on Mondays 15:00 - 16:15 in Room A36, 3rd Floor, Antoniadou Building, 76 Patission Street, (unless otherwise stated).


For further information please contact:

George Kouretas (tel. 2108203277,
Olivia Kyriakidou (tel. 2108203384, 


(Fall semester 2016)

17 October 2016

Title: Determinants of bank risk: Evidence from emerging European economies
Speaker: Maria-Elena Agoraki (AUEB)

28 November 2016

Title: The impact of monetary policy shocks on nancially constrained UK rmsstock returns
Speaker: Nikos Balafas (Liverpool University Management School)

5 December 2016

Title: Predicting Bond Betas using Macro-Finance Variables
Speaker: Nektarios Aslanidis (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)

12 December 2016

Title: The role of national and global identities in individuals’ moral recognition of corporate social responsibility: Evidence from France and China
Speaker: Petya Puncheva (ESC Rennes School of Business)

19 December 2016

Title: Heterogeneity in Investment and Financing Frictions
Speaker: Theodossios Dimopoulos (HEC Lausanne)

9 January 2017

Title: Institutional Investment Horizons and Labor Investment Efficiency
Speaker: Konstantinos Stathopoulos (Manchester Business School)

(Spring semester 2017)

3 April 2017

Title: TBA
Speaker: Filippos Papakonstantinou (Imperial College London)



(Fall semester 2015)

19 November 2015

Title: How Does Creative Accounting Affect Future Governments’ Financial Performance? The Case of the Swiss Cantons
Speaker: Prof. Nils Soguel (Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration, University of Lausanne)

10 December 2015

Title: Measuring Convergence and Divergence of Output across Countries
Speaker: Joseph Zeira (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

(Spring semester 2016)

22 February 2016

Title: “Does institutional trading drive commodities prices away from their fundamentals: Evidence from a nonparametric causality-in-quantiles test”
Speaker: Vasilis Babalos (TEI Kalamatas)

29 February 2016

Title: Shall we break up Google
Speaker: Ioannis Kokkoris (Queen University London)

21 March 2016

Title: "Financial Contagion in the Lab: Does Network Structure Matter?"
Speaker: Aikaterini Karadimitropoulou (University of East Anglia)

28 March 2016

Title: Strategic decision processes and Decision Quality: Towards a better understanding 
Speaker: Ioannis Thanos (Lancaster University Management School)

11 April 2016

Title: Do your findings depend on your data(base)? A comparative analysis and replication study using the three most widely used databases in international business research
Andrew Papadopoulos (Universite du Quebec a Montreal)

18 April 2016

Title: Dynamics among global asset portfolios: investors’ benefits from advanced vs. emerging markets
Georgios P. Kouretas (AUEB)

9 May 2016

Title: On corporate financial distress prediction: What can we learn from private firms in a developing economy?
Evangelos C. Charalambakis (Bank of Greece)

19 May 2016 (17.00-18.15 in Room D4)

Title: In-Group Disagreement and Out-Group Status
Speaker: Shahbaz Gill (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Business School)

23 May 2016

Title: Financial Expert CEOs and Earnings Management around Initial Public Offerings
Dimitrios Gounopoulos (University of Newcastle)



(Fall semester 2014)

20 October 2014

Title: Do fractional reserve banks have any future? The impact of recent reforms!
Speaker: Emilios Avgouleas (The University of Edinburgh Law School)

3 November 2014

Title: State-dependent Risk Preferences: Evidence from Individual Betting Choices
Speaker: Anastasia Angeliki Andrikogiannopoulou (University of Geneva)

24 November 2014

Title: Bank stock returns, leverage and the business cycle
Speaker: Kostas Tsatsaronis (Bank of International Settlements)

8 December 2014

Title: Narrating stories in Marketing and Management – Narratological Approaches for Marketing Storytelling
Speaker: Jan C. L. König (Leibniz University Hannover)

19 December 2014, A36 11.00-12.15

Title: Modeling cross correlation across major financial markets: a threshold approach
Speaker: Nektarios Aslanidis (Universitat Rovira I Virgili Tarragona)

(Spring semester 2015)

30 March 2015

Title: The Impact of Investor Horizon on Say-on-Pay Voting
Speaker: Georgios Voulgaris (Warwick Business School)

20 April 2015

Title: Did Baltic stock markets offer diversification benefits during the recent financial turmoil? Novel evidence from a nonparametric causality in quantiles test
Speaker: Vassilis Babalos (Technological and Educational Institute of Kalamata)

4 May 2015

Title: The Emperor's New Mind: On Constantine's I Decision to Legalize Christianity
Speaker: Costas Bourlakis (AUEB)

18 May 2015

Title: Democracy, Financial Regulation and Bank Competition in Emerging Banking Systems
Speaker: Maria-Eleni Agoraki (AUEB & Panteion University)

25 May 2015

Title: Cosmopolitanism and Entrepreneurship: a 'panoramic' perspective- evidence from Dubai- based research
Speaker: Ekaterini Nikolopoulou (University of Strathclyde in Dubai, UAE)



(Fall semester 2013)

25 November 2013

Title: Industries, Market Returns, and Economic Fundamentals: Evidence from the United States
Speaker: Nikiforos T. Laopodis (Fairfield University)

2 December 2013

Title: Bank ownership, financial segmants and the measurement of systemic risk: An application of CoVaR
Speaker: George Kouretas (AUEB)


(Spring semester 2014)

24 February 2014

Title: Is Personal Branding pushing the epistemological boundaries of marketing?
Speaker: Anna K. Zarkada (AUEB)

19 March 2014 (Α36, 17.30-18.45)

Title: City brand equity and how could we measure it?
Speaker: Irina N. Shafranskaya (Higher School of Economics - National Research University, Russia)

31 March 2014

Title: Foreign bank ownership and business regulations
Speaker: George Kouretas (AUEB)

7 April 2014

Title: How does the market variance risk premium vary over time? Evidence from S&P 500 variance swap investment returns
Speaker: Eirini Konstantinidi (University of Exeter Business School)

28 April 2014

Title: Limiting uncertainty about the future for management and decision making
Speaker: Nikolaos Kourentzes (Lancaster Business School)

12 May 2014

Title:Optimal technology replacement under uncertainty
Speaker: Michail Chronopoulos (Norwegian School of Economics)

26 May 2014

Title: Financial Regulation, Credit and Liquidity Policy and the Business Cycle
Speaker: George Bratsiotis (University of Manchester)



(Fall semester 2012)

15 October 2012

Title: Saving, Investment and Capital Mobility in EU Member Countries: A Panel Data Analysis of the Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle
Speaker: George Kouretas (AUEB)

22 October 2012

Title: CEO Risk-taking Propensity and the Quality of Strategic Decisions: Effects of Living on the Wild Side
Speaker: Ioannis C. Thanos (University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School)

5 November 2012

Title: A Quantile Regression Approach to Equity Premium Prediction
Speaker: Ekaterini Panopoulou (University of Piraeus)

19 November 2012

Title: On The Prediction Of Financial Distress For Greek firms: Accounting or Market information?
Speaker: Vangelis Charalambakis (Bank of Greece)

26 November 2012

Title: Is Closeness too Important for Trading Ideas?
Speaker: Kyriakos Drivas (University of California at Berkeley)

3 December 2012

Title: Covered by equality: The gender subtext of a work-life balance initiative in a big engineering firm in Greece
Speaker: Olivia Kyriakidou (AUEB)

10 December 2012

Title: Effects of Cross-Cultural Management Courses on Cultural Intelligence
Speaker: Jacob Eisenberg (University College Dublin)

17 December 2012

Title: Tax Evasion across Industries: Soft Credit Evidence from Greece (Presentation)
Speaker: Margarita Tsoutsoura (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business)


(Spring semester 2013)

21 February 2013 (17:00-18:15)

Title: Paradoxical leadership to enable strategic agility 
Speaker: Costas Andriopoulos (Cardiff Business School) 

15 April 2013 

Title: Mastering the choice of ship’s flag: factors and implications 
Speaker: Kiki Mitroussi (Cardiff Business School) 

20 May 2013

Title: Judgmental Anchor Influences on Allocation and Goal Decisions
Speaker: Verlin Hinsz (North Dakota State University) 

17 June 2013

Title: Publishing in Top Academic Journals
Speaker: Chet Miller (C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston)



(Fall semester 2011)

24 October 2011

Title: Equilibrium mark-up in a supply chain leading to auction bidding under information asymmetry
Speaker: Panos Lorentziadis (AUEB)

31 October 2011

Title: The Greek Debt Crisis: Origins and Implications
Speaker: George Kouretas (AUEB)

7 November 2011

Title: Negotiating gendered identities through the process of identity construction: Women managers in engineering
Olivia Kyriakidou (AUEB)

5 December 2011

Title: Financial Market Monitoring and Surveillance: A Service Systems Approach (1st Paper, 2nd Paper)
Babis Theodoulidis (Manchester Business School)

19 December 2011

Title: Does corruption affect suicide rates?
Speaker: Marina-Selini Katsaiti (United Arab Emirates University)

9 January 2012

Title: Detecting News in Aggregate Earnings Data
Speaker: Panos Patatoukas (University of California at Berkeley)

16 January 2012

Title: A Multidimensional Framework of Retail Competition
Speaker: Costas Bourlakis (AUEB)


(Spring semester 2012)

19 March 2012

Title: Equity Prices and Macroeconomic Fundamentals
Speaker: Nikiforos Laopodis (Fairfield University)

18 May 2012

This seminar will be held in Room 601 (Building of Graduate Studies, Lefkados & Evelpidon) 15.30-17.00 

Title: The Measurement and Management of Corporate Intangibles: New Research Directions on the Future of Business Reporting (Presentation)
Speaker: Stefano Zambon (University of Ferrara)

28 May 2012

Title: Ερευνητικές Προκλήσεις προς την Δυναμική Επιχειρηματική Ευφυΐα (Research Challenges Towards Proactive Enterprise Intelligence)
Speaker: Grigoris Mentzas (National Technical University)




(Fall semester 2010)

4 October 2010

Title: State-dependent expectations and the Treasury bond's futures rates.
Speaker: Petros Migiakis (Bank of Greece)

11 October 2010

Title: TANDEM: An analytical diagnostics tool for the assessment of decision making practices
Speaker: Konstantinia Papamihail (Manchester Business School)

18 October 2010

Title: The Switch Hypothesis: The best way to combine analysis and intuition in complex decision making
Speaker: Vangelis Souitaris (City University)

25 October 2010

Title:Should investors include commodities in their portfolios after all? New evidence
Speaker: George Skiadopoulos (University of Piraeus)

22 November 2010

Title:Time varying beta risk for the stocks of the Athens Stock Exchange: A multivariate approach
Speaker: Argiris Volis (AUEB)

13 December 2010

Title: What Determines Successful Investment Decisions?
Speaker: Konstantinos Bozos (Leeds University Business School)

20 December 2010

Title: It pays to pay your investment banker: New evidence on the role of financial advisors in M&As
Speaker: Dimitris Petmezas (University of Surrey)

21 December 2010 (Tuesday, Room D4)

Title: Leverage and risk in US commercial banking in the light of the current financial crisis
Speaker: Nikos Papanikolaou (Luxemburg School of Finance)

10 January 2011

Title:The good, the bad and the anxious: How do banks respond to the state of the economy?
Speaker:George Kouretas (AUEB)

17 January 2011

Title: TBA
Speaker: Theodosia Konstantinidi (Lancaster University)

(Spring semester 2011)

28 February 2011

Title:Evidence from 2009-2010 FDIC failed institutions' P&A transactions
Speaker: Kostas Drakos (AUEB)

14 March 2011

Title: Fiscal performance, governance and growth in resource-rich economies: Do institutions matter?
Speaker: Marina-Selini Katsaiti (United Arab Emirates University)

21 March 2011

Title:Legal Aspects of Freight Derivatives
Speaker: Christina Tarnanidou (Hellenic Exchanges S.A.)

4 April 2011

Title:The impact of news announcements on volatility spillovers: International evidence from implied volatility markets
Speaker: Eirini Konstantinidi (Exeter Business School)

15 April 2011 (Friday,A44)

Title: Multivariate Asset Return Prediction with Mixture Models
Speaker: Marc Paloella (Swiss Banking Institute)

2 May 2011

Title: Enforceability of Fiscal Policy Discipline in Monetary Unions
Speaker: Costas Milas (Keele Univesity)

16 May 2011

Title: Monetary Policy, Banking Risk and Financial Stability
Speaker: George Chortareas (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

23 May 2011

Title: Momentum is risky after all!
Speaker: Emilios Galariotis (Audencia Nantes - School of Management)

6 June 2011

Title:The Political economy of Ancient Greece
Speaker:Costas Bourlakis (AUEB)



(Fall semester 2009)

12 October 2009

Title: International equity flows: diversification does matter 
Speaker: Kostas Kassimatis (AUEB) 

19 October 2009

Title: Spurious Spillover Effects between Spot and Derivatives Markets 
Speaker: Vasilis Sogiaks (AUEB) 

26 October 2009

Title: Pricing construction services: a research agenda 
Speaker: Anna Zarkada (AUEB) 

2 November 2009

Title:Risk in the EU banking industry and efficiency under quantile analysis 
Speaker: Anastassia Koutsomanoli-Filipaki (Council of Economic Advisors) 

9 November 2009

Title:Do High Technology Acquiers become more Innovative? 
Speaker: Panos Desyllas (Manchester Business School) 

23 November 2009

Title: TBA 
Speaker: TBA 

30 November 2009

Title: Trajectories of Organizational Commitment: A Grounded Theory Model 
Speaker: Simosi Maria (University of the Aegean)

7 December 2009

Title: Accruals and the Performance of Stock Returns following External Financing Activities 
Speaker: Georgios Papanastasopoulos (University of Peloponnese) 

14 December 2009

Title: An Appraisal of Motivation Principles In Shipping Companies 
Speaker: Kyriaki Mitroussi (Cardiff Business School) 

21 December 2009

Title: Forward-Looking Disclosure and Earnings Quality
Speaker: Vasiliki Athanassakou (LSE)

11 January 2010

Title: The impact of risk, complexity and monitoring on CEO compensation 
Speaker: George Papadakis (Boston University)

(Spring semester 2010)

22 February 2010

Title: A new solution to the purchasing power parity puzzles? Risk aversion, exchange rate uncertainty and the law of one price: Insights from the market of online air-travel tickets
Speaker: Michael Arghyrou (Cardiff Business School) 

1 March 2010

Title: Human resources turnover as an asset acquisition, accumulation and divesture process
Speaker: Maria Fotaki (AUEB) 

8 March 2010

Title:The capital structure choice and the consumption tax
Speaker: Andreas Andrikopoulos (University of the Aegean) 

15 March 2010

Title:Interest rates and bank risk-taking 
Speaker:George Kouretas (AUEB) 

22 March 2010

Title: Debt ratios or debt-equity choice?
Speaker: Evangelos Charalambakis (Manchester Business School) 

12 April 2010

Title:The exploration of novel technologies in biotechnology through alliance networks
Speaker: Anastassios Karamanos (ESSEC France-Asian Centre, Singapore) 

26 April 2010

Title: Contrasting mergers and acquisitions in boom and bust
Speaker: Ioannis Thanos (AUEB) 

3 May 2010

Title:Perceptions of Authenticity within Contemporary Commercialised Markets
Speaker: Natalia Yannopoulou (Nottingham University Business School) 

10 May 2010

Title: Understanding the Implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility: Context, Motives and Drivers 
Speaker: Andromache Athanassopoulou (Said Business School, University of Oxford) 

17 May 2010

Title: The Myth of Happy but Absentminded People: Are Happy People Mindless of Mindful Processors of Information?
Speaker: Yiorgos Bakamitsos (Tulane University) and Angela Y. Lee (Northwestern University) 

31 May 2010

Title: CEO dismissal: The role of environmental and organizational conditions
Speaker: Nikos Kavadis (Rotterdam School of Management) 

7 June 2010

Title: Influence tactic ambidexterity for achieving performance
Speaker: Ilias Kapoutsis (AUEB) 

14 June 2010

Title: Innovation and Preservation of SEW in Family Controlled Firms
Speaker: Marianna Makri (University of Miami)




(Spring semester 2009)

3 April 2009

Title: New trends and Career in Advertising
Speaker:Michael Belch (San Diego State University) 

4 May 2009

Title: Managerial Compensation and Capital structure under Asymmetric Information 
Speaker: Kostas Koufopoulos (Warwick Business School) 

11 May 2009

Title:Modeling convergence dynamics: a distance-based approach 
Speaker: Dimitris Thomakos (University of Peloponnese) 

18 May 2009

Title:On-site audits, enforcement actions, and bank risk-taking 
Speaker:Manthos Delis (University of Ioannina) 

25 May 2009

Title:Business Process Management for Supply Chain Management 
Speaker:Vassilis Karakostas (City University) 

1 June 2009

Title:The Role of Senior Strategic Directors in Large Firms: Strategy from a Practice Perspective 
Speaker:Sotirios Paroutis (Warwick Business School) 

9 June 2009

Title:The Emerging BRIC Economies: Evidence from the Interest Rate Transmission Mechanism 
Speaker:Prodromos Vlamis (Centre of Economic Planning and Research and AUEB)




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