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Professor of Finance, Deputy Head of Accounting and Finance Group


Leonidas is a Professor of Finance at The University of Edinburgh Business School. He joined The University of Edinburgh as an Associate Professor (Reader) of Finance in 2019 from the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, where he was also an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) of Finance. Prior to that, Leonidas was an Assistant Professor of Financial Economics at the School of Economics and Finance at the University of St. Andrews.

Leonidas is a Visiting Research Professor of Finance at NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business (New York University, NY). He has also been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Bergamo (Italy), Harvard Business School at Harvard University (MA), Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary (VA), Strome College of Business at the Old Dominion University (VA), Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), and at the University of Vienna (Austria). Leonidas conducts research in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, empirical asset pricing and market microstructure. His research interests are also in the fields of behavioural finance, climate finance, household finance and monetary policy. He has won numerous awards, including the Southwestern Finance Association Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance and the Yuki Arai Faculty Research Prize for the Best Faculty Research Paper in Finance at NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Leonidas is a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and an Associate Editor at the International Review of Financial Analysis.

BSc (University of Piraeus; LSE), MSc (University of Durham), D.Phil (University of Durham), PgCert (University of Durham).

Research Interests

  • Asset Pricing
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Dynamic Games and Contracts
  • Auctions and Market Design
  • Consumer and Public Finance
  • Microeconometrics

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