Associate Professor

2001: B.Sc. University of Warwick, UK
2007: M.Sc. Staffordshire University, UK
2014: M.A. Open University of Cyprus, Greece
2019: PhD University of the Aegean, Greece


Efstathios (Stathis) Polyzos is an Associate Professor of Finance. He holds a Ph.D. (2019) in Finance from the University of the Aegean. He studied Economics at the University of Warwick (B.Sc., 2001) and Banking and Finance at the Open University of Cyprus (M.A., 2014). Additionally, he holds an M.Sc. (2007) in Computer Science from Staffordshire University. He has worked for many years in the banking sector (National Bank of Greece). He was also a freelance consultant and researcher, participating in various FinTech academic and business projects, with extensive experience as a software engineer.

His major fields of interest are financial markets (for traditional and crypto assets), agent-based financial simulations, banking crises and regulation, financial machine learning, and econometric modeling. He has published papers in notable journals, including Energy Economics, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, International Review of Financial Analysis, Economics Letters, Economic Modelling, and Annals of Tourism Research.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF3-1-019


+971 2 599 3155

Teaching Areas

Agent-based Finance, Banking Crises, Banking Regulation, Financial Stability, Financial Crisis Contagion, Econometric modelling, Financial Innovation, FinTech, RegTech, Mathematical Programming, Machine Learning, ML Forecasting

Research and Professional Activities

Polyzos, E., 2022. Examining the asymmetric impact of macroeconomic policy in the UAE: Evidence from quartile impulse responses and machine learning. The Journal of Economic Asymmetries, 26, p.e00267.

Polyzos, E. and Wang, F., 2022. Twitter and market efficiency in energy markets: Evidence using LDA clustered topic extraction. Energy Economics, 114, p.106264.

Polyzos, S., Samitas, A. and Kampouris, I., 2021. Economic stimulus through bank regulation: Government responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 75, p.101444.

Rubbaniy, G., Polyzos, S., Rizvi, S.K.A. and Tessema, A., 2021. COVID-19, Lockdowns and herding towards a cryptocurrency market-specific implied volatility index. Economics Letters, 207, p.110017.

Fotiadis, A., Polyzos, S. and Huan, T.C.T., 2021. The good, the bad and the ugly on COVID-19 tourism recovery. Annals of Tourism Research, 87, p.103117.