Scholarly Activities

Editor in Chief (Founding), Multinational Finance Journal, Quarterly Publication of the Multinational Finance Society, July 1995 – present

Executive Director, Multinational Finance Society, July 1998 – June 2006

Chairman, Board of Trustees, Multinational Finance Society, July 1996 – June 1997

Founding President, Multinational Finance Society, July 1995 – June 1996

Chaired twenty-six (26) annual conferences of the Multinational Finance Society in collaborations with several universities and institutions in various countries

Collaborations: Gdansk Polytechnic University, Poland; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; ESSCA Business School, France, Bucharest University of Economics and Business, HANKEN, Finland; University of Stockholm, Sweden; AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland; Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, Greece; Cass Business School, UK; Concordia University, Canada; Drexel University, USA; Hacettepe University, Turkey; London Business School, UK; Loyola University of Chicago, USA; LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy; Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain; University of Makedonia, Greece; University of Chicago, USA; University of Edinburgh, UK; University of Toronto, Canada; and University of Vaasa, Finland

Information about the Society, Journal and conferences can be found at http://www.mfsociety.org

Associate Editor, The Financial Review, publication of the Eastern Finance Association, 1993 – 1997

Guest Editor, 1995, special issue, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money

Reviewer, Journal of Banking and Finance, Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Financial Review, Management Science, Managerial and Decision Economics and Quantitative Finance.

Grants and Sponsorships

“Firm Performance and Ownership by Financial Institutions: The Case of Cyprus,” financed by the Foundation for the Promotion of Research under the framework program for research, technological development and innovation, €56,986, September 2011 – December 2012 (Principal Investigator).

“State of New Jersey Rutgers Grant,” funding of the Multinational Finance Society (MFS), $821,500, July 1995 – June 2005.

Raised over $650,000 from financial institutions, foundations and government organizations (other than Rutgers) in support of the annual conferences of the Multinational Finance Society.

Received several competitive research grants from the Research Council Fund of Rutgers and the Canadian Embassy Faculty Research Grant Program totaling $18,380, 1992 – 2001

Special Lectures and Presentations

Invited speaker, panel "Publishing in Finance and Accounting", Annual Conferences, Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association, 2013 - 2016

Invited Speaker, topics on economic policy, fiscal deficits and the banking crisis in Cyprus, Annual Conferences, Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association, 2010 - 2014

Major Speaker, "The Economic Crisis in the US and its Impact on the EU," 8th Annual Conference, Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association, Thessaloniki, Greece, December 18 - 19, 2009

Keynote Speaker, "Impact of Outliers on Stock Pricing Models," 7th Annual Conference, Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association, Chania, Crete, Greece, December 12 - 13, 2008

Keynote Speaker, "Probability Distributions in Finance: Estimation, Pricing and VaR", 14th Annual Conference, Multinational Finance Society, Thessaloniki, Greece, July 1 - 4, 2007

Major speaker, "Privatization and Globalization," conference organized by the US Information Agency, the US Embassy and Rutgers, Windhoek and Oshikati, Namibia, West Africa, October 6 - 9, 1997

Lectures on the "Economics of Money and Finance" and "Treasury Bills Markets in Tanzania," delivered to the senior staff of the Central Bank of Tanzania in Dar es Salaam and Mwanza on behalf of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (IUHEI), Geneva, Switzerland, between August 30 - September 10, 1993, August 8 - 24, 1994, March 10 - 24, 1995 and July 7 - 21, 1995

Over 150 research presentations at university seminars and international conferences

Professional Affiliations

American Finance Association, American Economic Association, Econometric Society, Society of Financial Studies, Multinational Finance Society and Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association