Core Faculty

Nickolaos G. Travlos

Professor of Finance, The Kitty Kyriacopoulos Chair in Finance B.Sc., University of Athens; M.B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., New York University

Professor Travlos has teaching and research interests in the areas of Corporate Finance, Financial Analysis, Financial Markets, Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to Alba he taught at Boston College, City University of New York (Baruch College), New York University (L. Stern School of Business) and University of Piraeus (1990-1998), where he served as Chairman of the Department of Banking and Financial Management (1993-1997) and MSc Director (1997-1998). Also, he held the position of Distinguished Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff Business School (U.K.), 1998-2007. He held the position of Dean at Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece from 1998 to 2016. His current position is The Kitty Kyriacopoulos Chair in Finance at Alba Graduate Business School and Chair in Finance at Surrey Business School. Professor Travlos' research has been published in leading academic journals such as Journal of Finance; Journal of Accounting Research; Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Journal of Corporate Finance; Review of Finance; Financial Management; Journal of Financial Research; Pacific-Basin Finance Journal; European Financial Management; Managerial and Decision Economics; Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance; Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance; Journal of Multinational Financial Management; Multinational Finance Journal; European Journal of Finance; Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics; Journal of Applied Financial Economics; Corporate Review, Icfai University Journal of Corporate Governance, etc. The research findings of Dr. Travlos have been cited widely in numerous international academic journals and text-books, while managerial implications of his research have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, and in the Bowne Review for CFOs & Investment Bankers. Several of his published papers have been included in international books of readings, and are cited in numerous international text books. In 2008 Professor Travlos was recognized as one of the “most contributing” authors in the Journal of Finance, “the gold standard in academic finance literature”, over its six decades of existence. He is a finance consultant and has served on the Board of Directors of several national and international firms. He was a member of the Board of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission (2004-2009) and a member of the Hellenic Competition Commission (2009-2012). He served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Athens International Airport S.A. (2012-2015), Vice-Chairman of Transparency International-Hellas and Member of ActionAid Hellas. He serves on the Board of Directors of Unibios S.A., the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE). He is a Member of the Academic Committee of the Hellenic Banks Association.

Contact Details

TEL.: (+30) 210-896 4531-8 Fax : (+30) 210-896 4737 E mail : [email protected]


Golubov, A., Petmezas, D., & Travlos, N. G. (2019) Governance Mandates, Outside Directors, and Acquirer Performance, Journal of Corporate Finance 59, 2019, pp. 218-38

Papadimitri, P., Staikouras P., Travlos, N.G., Tsoumas C., (2019) Punished banks' acquisitions: Evidence from the U.S. banking Industry”, Journal of Corporate Finance 58, 2019, pp. 744-64

Golubov, A., Petmezas, D., & Travlos, N. G. (2016). Do stock-financed acquisitions destroy value? New methods and evidence. Review of Finance, 20 (1): 161-200.

Golubov, A., Petmezas, D., & Travlos, N. G. (2012). When it pays to pay your investment banker: New evidence on the role of financial advisors in M&As. Journal of Finance, 67 (1): 271–311.

Strock-Bagnani, E., Milonas, N., Saunders, A., & Travlos, N. G. (1994). Managers, owners and the pricing of risky debt: An empirical analysis. Journal of Finance, 49 (2): 453–477

Saunders, A., Strock, E., & Travlos, N. G. (1990). Ownership structure, deregulation and bank risk taking. Journal of Finance, 45 (2): 643-54.

Millon Cornett, M., & Travlos, N. G. (1989). Information effects associated with debt-for-equity and equity-for-debt exchange offers. Journal of Finance, 44 (2): 451-468.

Travlos, N. G. (1987). Corporate takeover bids, method of payment, and bidding firms' stock returns. Journal of Finance, 42 (4): 943-963.


2008: Recognized as one of the “most contributing” authors in the Journal of Finance, “the gold standard in academic finance literature”, over its six decades of existence. Among the 3,276 authors, worldwide, who have published in the Journal of Finance, Ranked 63rd for the period 1946-2005, with nine appearances, and 39th for the sub period 1976-2005. (See, Jean L. Heck and Philip L. Cooley, “Sixty years of research leadership: contributing authors and institutions to the Journal of Finance”, Journal of Review of Quantitative Finance & Accounting, 2008)

2005: International Academic Distinction. The only Greek to be included in the list of the 332 most prolific authors who, among 17,573 authors worldwide, have published their work in the top seven (7) Finance Journals over the last fifty years (1953-2002). For more information, please see “Prolific Authors in the Finance Literature: A Half Century of Contributions” by Jean L. Heck and Philip L. Cooley, Journal of Finance Literature, Winter 2005.

2000-2001: President, European Financial Management Association

1999-2000: Chair of Program Committee, 9th Annual Conference of European Financial Management, Athens, Greece, June 27-July 1, 2000

1999-2000: President, The Multinational Finance Society

1998: Awarded the Kitty Kyriacopoulos Chair in Finance, the very first endowed Academic Chair in Greece

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