Aristeidis Samitas

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  • Postdoctoral Research

    City University, Department of Economics, London

    September 2007-2009

    Thesis Subject: “Derivatives Use for Managing Risk in Shipping Industry”

    Financed by the “Propontis Institution” Scholarship Program

  • PhD in Finance

    University of Athens, Department of Economics

    January 1997-2001

    Thesis Subject: “The Importance of the Stock Exchange Parallel Market as an Alternative Source of Finance for the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises”

    Achieved Mark “Distinction”

  • Maser of Science in Money, Banking and Finance

    The University of Birmingham, Department of Economics

    September 1995-1996

    Dissertation Subject: “The Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Financing in Greece”

    Achieved Mark “Very Good”

  • Bachelor’ of Science in Economics

    University of Athens, Department of Economics

    September 1991-1995

    Achieved Mark “Very Good”

    Achieved Mark “Very Good”

  • George Washington University

    October 1990

    Full-time undergraduate at the “Elliot School of International Affairs” in George Washington University, Washington D.C., and attendance of the program for a year

  • Basic Education

    2nd Lyceum of Kesariani

    June 1990

    Achieved Mark "Excellent" (Average Mark 19/20)

  • Financial Markets, Financial Econometrics, FINTECH, Corporate Finance, Financial Crises.

Professor of Finance in ZU and Chair of Finance Department. More than 20 years of experience in academic life.

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

  • Zayed University, Business School

    2017-Present

    Courses: Corporate Finance, Financial Planning & Forecasting

  • Open University of Cyprus, Business School

    2015-2017

    Professor and Moderator for Courses: Introduction to Finance, Money & Banking

  • University of the Aegean, Business School, Department of Business Administration

    2003-2017

    Courses: Introduction to Finance, International Finance, Entrepreneurship, Financial Analysis, Financial Management, Banking and Econometrics

  • University of Thessaly, Department of Economics

    2002-2003

    Courses: Financial Analysis, Corporate Finance

  • University of Athens, Department of Economics

    2002-2008

    Courses: Banking Economics 1, Financial Analysis

  • University of Athens and Piraeus Applied University

    1998-2001

    Taught various University and E-Learning Courses, including Financial Management, Entrepreneurship, Financial Accounting, Banking Management, Investment Management, Risk & Portfolio Management

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

  • Zayed University, Business School

    2018-Present

    Courses: Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, International Banking & Finance, Managerial Economics

  • Hellenic Open University (HOU)

    2003-2017

    Professor and Moderator for courses: Banking Strategy and Financial Management

  • Open University of Cyprus, Business School

    2010-2017

    Courses: Banking Strategy and Financial Management

  • University of the Aegean, Business School, Department of Business Administration

    2003-2017

    Courses: Financial Analysis, Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurship for the MBA and Executive ΜΒΑ Programmes

  • Piraeus Applied University

    2014-2017

    Course: Financial Analysis

  • University of Athens, Department of Economics

    2008-2010

    Course: Applied Finance

  • University of Sheffield, City College

    2006-2007

    Courses in the External MBA Programme: Financial Management and Financial Analysis

  • University of Wales (Cardiff)

    2004-2006

    Taught courses in the External MBA Programme: Financial Accounting and Financial Management

  • Hellenic American University

    2004-2005

    Taught courses in the Mini MBA Programme: Financial Accounting and Entrepreneurship

  • Research and Analysis Associate

    Calculus Global Services, London, UK

    Jun 2013 – Jan 2014

    Associate in charge of Research and Analysis, Credit Scoring Analytics, Portfolio Management and Preparation of Education Programmes

  • Committee Chairman for Staff Evaluation

    Ministry of Finance, Greece

    Jun 2010 – Jan 2014

    Chairman of the 4th Committee of Staff Evaluation, Evaluation of full-time employees considered for managerial positions

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Organisation of Agricultural, Vocational Educational Training and Employment “DIMITRA”

    Jun 2010 – Oct 2011

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Organisation of Agricultural, Vocational Educational Training and Employment “DIMITRA”, which is supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture in Greece

  • Financial Analyst

    University of Athens, Greece

    May 2003 – Apr 2007

    Financial Analyst for the Department of Property, Sector of Portfolio Management

  • Infantry Second Lieutenant

    Hellenic Army Service

    Jan 2001 – Oct 2002

    Infantry Service as Second Lieutenant (compulsory military service)

  • Financial Analyst

    University of Athens, Greece

    Nov 1998 – Dec 2000

    Financial Analyst for the Rector office at the University of Athens

  • Project Manager

    Ministry of Education, Greece

    Sep 1997 – Dec 1998

    Project Manager on new educational programmes

  • Researcher

    University of Athens, Greece

    Oct 1996 – Sep 1997

    Researcher on Business and University Financial Affairs at the Business Relations Office

  • Researcher

    Pepsico - Ivi S.A., Greece

    Nov 1994 – Mar 1995

    Researcher on several financial projects

  • “Beach Party” Tourist Enterprise, Kos, Greece

    Mar 1988 – Oct 1994

    Financial organizer, service and foreign exchange in a beach bar

Research and Analysis Associate

  • 2018-Present: Department Chair, Assistant Chair, Co-Chair for Finance, College of Business, Zayed University

  • 2018-present: Member of the Zayed University Strategic Planning Committee

  • 2017-2019: Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee, College of Business, Zayed University

  • 2017-2019: Member of Institutional Teaching and Learning University Standing Committee, Zayed University

  • 2016-2017: Director of the Executive MBA Program at the University of the Aegean

  • 2015-2017: Deputy Chairman, Department of Business Administration, University of the Aegean

  • 2014-2017: Director of the MBA Program at the University of the Aegean

  • 2012-2016: Member of the Board of Directors, University of the Aegean

  • 2014-2016: Member of the Strategic Planning Committee, University of the Aegean

  • 2015-2017: Moderator for Course TRA51(Risk Management) for the Hellenic Open University (HOU)

  • 2011-2014: Vice President, University of the Aegean Financial Committee

  • 2011-2016: Member of the Internal Evaluation Group, Department of Business Administration, University of the Aegean

  • 2009-2010: Member of the following committees:

    o Committee for the Course Handbook of the MBA

    o Committee for the Website of the Department of Business Administration

    o Committee for Educational Trips and Business Liaison

    o Committee in charge of the restructuring of the Department of Business Administration

    o Committee in charge of the English translation of the Course Handbook

  • 2008-2009: Member of the Committee for the Website of the ΜΒΑ Programme

  • 2006-2007: Member of the Greek-Hungarian Educational Exchange Committee

Journals (Last Ten)

  • S. Polyzos, A. Samitas and E. Kampouris, “Economic Stimulus through Bank Regulation: Government Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis”, (2021), Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Volume 75, 101444, Pages 1-23, Elsevier (ABDC A; Scimago Q1; ABS 3)

  • A. Samitas, S. Papathanasiou and D. Koutsokostas,“The connectedness between Sukuk and conventional bond markets and the implications for investors”, ( 2021), International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, doi.10.1108/IMEFT-04-2020-0161, Emerald (ABDC B; Scimago Q2; ABS 1).

  • G. Rubbaniy, A. A. Khalid and A. Samitas, “Are Cryptos Safe-Haven Assets during Covid-19? Evidence from Wavelet Coherence Analysis”, (2021), Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, doi.org/10.1080/154049x.2021.1897004, Routledge, (ABDC B; Scimago Q1; ABS 2)

  • J.Y. Yang, A. Samitas and I. Kampouris “Investor behavior, stock returns and CDS spreads: evidence from foreign and domestic investors in Korea”, (2020), International Journal of Managerial Finance, doi.org/10.1108/IJMF-01-2020-0022, Emerald (ABDC A; Scimago Q1; ABS 2)

  • A. Samitas, S. Polyzos and S. Katsaiti, “Who is Unhappy for Brexit? A Machine-Learning, Agent-Based study on Financial Instability”, (2020), International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol. 72, Elsevier (ABDC A; Scimago Q1; ABS 3)

  • E.Vasiliou, A. Samitas, M. Karagiannaki and J. Dandu, “Health risk and the efficient market hypothesis in the time of COVID-19”,(2020), International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 35 (2), 210-223, Routledge (ABDC B; Scimago Q3; ABS 1)

  • A. Samitas, E. Kampouris, S. Polyzos and A. Spyridou “Spillover Effects between Greece and Cyprus: A DCC Model on the Interdependence of Small Economies”, (2020), Investment Management and Financial Innovations, 17(4), 121-135 Business Perspectives (ABDC B; Scimago Q3)

  • A. Samitas, E. Kampouris and Z. Umar, “Financial Contagion in Real Economy: The key Role of Policy Uncertainty”, (2020), International Journal of Economics and Finance, doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.2235 , Wiley, (ABDC A; Scimago Q1; ABS 3)

  • A. Samitas, E. Kampouris and D. Kenourgios, “Machine Learning as An Early Warning System to Predict Financial Crisis”, (2020), International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol.71, Elsevier (ABDC A; Scimago Q1; ABS 3)

  • Zayed University Research Certificate of Performance Achievement, 2018, 2020.

  • LSE Middle East Centre Project, 2018-2021 (Principal Investigator)

  • Zayed University Research Grant, 2017

  • Who is who in Greece 2009

  • Who is who in Greece 2009

  • Who is who in Finance 2007

  • Greek Army: Diploma for Performance of Excellence, 2002

  • Greek Orthodox Church: Diploma with silver cross for best annual student performance, 1991

  • George Washington University: Best annual student performance, 1990

Numerous articles in daily and weekly economic press, as well as other economic publications, including:

  • International New York Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Hufington Post
  • Kathimerini (Daily Press)
  • Ta Nea (Daily Press)
  • Economic Chronicles
  • Sponsor It Magazine
  • Money Magazine
  • Blue Sky Economy
  • FIN631 International Finance and Banking

  • FIN657 Financial Institutions Management

  • FIN630 Corporate Finance

  • BUS 658 Monetary Policy

  • FIN 690 Applied Research in Finance

  • FIN 656 The Finance and Banking System

  • FIN 659 Financial Markets