Dr Fotios Papadimitriou
BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA
Dr Fotios Papadimitriou is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Finance and the Director of Research for the Finance Group within the Business School at the University of Aberdeen. Fotios is also the Programme Leader of the MSc in Finance and Investment Management (FIM). Prior to joining Aberdeen in 2017, Fotios was a Lecturer in Finance and the Programme Leader of the MSc in Finance at Southampton Business School, UK.
Fotios holds a PhD in Finance from Essex Business School, UK (Thesis title: "The Econometrics of Stock Return Predictability"). He also holds a BSc in Mathematics (with specialisation in Statistics & Operational Research) from the University of Ioannina, Greece, and an MSc in Finance (with distinction) from Essex Business School.
Fotios's work appears in leading peer-reviewed academic journals such as the Journal of Banking & Finance, the Journal of Empirical Finance, and the Journal of International Money and Finance among others. His research has been presented in international conferences such as the Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting and the Midwest Finance Association Annual Meeting (MFA). Additionally, Fotios is an Associate Editor in the European Journal of Finance (3 rated in the ABS list) and he acts as an ad-hoc referee for various international journals.
Associate Editor: European Journal of Finance (3* ABS), 2015-present
Other positions held
External examiner for SOAS, University of London, 2016-2021
- Director of Research (Finance)
- Academic Line Manager (Finance)
- Programme Leader: MSc Finance and Investment Management (CFA and non-CFA)
- Mentor of junior colleagues
- Workload Co-ordinator (Finance)
Prizes and Awards
- Semi-finalist for Best Paper Award in Investments at the 2015 Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting, October 14-17, Orlando, FL, USA (paper title: Information demand and stock return predictability, with D.K. Chronopoulos and N. Vlastakis)
- Awarded a full research scholarship for Ph.D. studies from Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK, 2003-2007
- My main research interests include Empirical Asset Pricing and Applied Econometrics (e.g., stock return predictability, asset price volatility, asset allocation).
- Since 2015, I serve as an Associate Editor in the European Journal of Finance (3 rated in the ABS list).
- I frequently act as an ad-hoc referee for various international journals. Indicatively: Journal of Empirical Finance; European Journal of Finance; International Review of Financial Analysis; International Review of Economics and Finance; Economic Modelling; Scottish Journal of Political Economy.
Current PhD students:
- Ms Nida Karabeyoglu
Past PhD students:
- Dr Luca Blasi (Senior Economist at the Bank of England)
- Dr Syed Hassan (first placement: Lecturer in Finance, Swansea University, UK, 2015)
- Dr Sarosh Shabi (first placement: Lecturer in Finance, Swansea University, UK, 2015)
- FI4503 Derivatives and Treasury Management
- FI1004 Finance, Risk and Investment
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Insider trading and future stock returns in firms with concentrated ownership levelsEuropean Journal of Finance, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 139-154Contributions to Journals: Articles
Information demand and stock return predictabilityJournal of International Money and Finance, vol. 80, pp. 59-74Contributions to Journals: Articles
Stock market volatility and business cycle: Evidence from linear and nonlinear causality testsJournal of Banking and Finance, vol. 66, pp. 89-101Contributions to Journals: Articles
Can the information content of share repurchases improve the accuracy of equity premium predictions?Journal of Empirical Finance, vol. 26, pp. 96-111Contributions to Journals: Articles
UK imports, third country effect and the global financial crisis: Evidence from the asymmetric ARDL methodInternational Review of Financial Analysis, vol. 32, pp. 199-208Contributions to Journals: Articles
Predicting the equity premium with dividend ratios: reconciling the evidence.Journal of Empirical Finance, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 539-551Contributions to Journals: Articles