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Personal profile

Contact Details

Email: d.stafylas@aston.ac.uk
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3267
Room: SW911D


I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Finance and I joined Aston Business School in 2016. Prior to this I was an Associate Lecturer and Doctoral Researcher at the University of York where I completed the York Learning and Teaching Award Programme. I have an MBA and an MSc degree in net-centric information systems. Also, I have worked for several years in the industry in many consulting and management positions. My Thesis investigated hedge fund performance attribution at various market conditions and issues in hedge fund index engineering.

Research Interests

My research interests lie the area of empirical finance. More specific, my interests include hedge funds, mutual funds, stock market behaviour and issues in corporate finance.


  • PGCert, Aston Univeristy. Subject: Learning and Teaching
  • PhD, Univeristy of York. Subject: Finance
  • MSc, Univeristy of Piraeus. Subject: Information Systems
  • MBA, ALBA Graduate Business School. Subject: Finance
  • BSc, University of Piraeus. Subject: Finance 

Teaching Activity

Current Teaching

  • Investment Management (PG level - module leader)
  • Investment Banking (PG level - module leader)

Previous Teaching

  • International Finance (PG level - module leader)
  • Financial Management (PG level)
  • Capital Markets (UG level)
  • Quantitative Methods (UG level)
  • Business Information Systems (UG level) 

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academ
  • Member of Accounting and Finance Association
  • Member of British Academy of Management
  • Member of Royal Economic Society

Administrative Roles


  • MSc in Finance Programme Director
  • Member of Aston Ethics Committe


  • Aston EFE Group Enterprise Convenor
  • Apprenticeship Mentoring

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Research Output

  • 8 Article
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Other contribution

Determinants of hedge fund performance during ‘good’ and ‘bad’ economic periods

Stafylas, D. & Andrikopoulos, A., Apr 2020, In : Research in International Business and Finance. 52, 101130.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Corporate Governance and Business Growth: Evidence From China

    Liu, J., Stafylas, D., Wu, J. & Muganhu, C., 7 Mar 2019, Enhancing Board Effectiveness : Institutional, Regulatory and Functional Perspectives for Developing and Emerging Markets. Ngwu, F. N., Osuji, O., Ogbechie, C. & Williamson, D. (eds.). Routledge, p. 59-80 22 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • A conceptual alternative forecasting model for alternative investments

    Stafylas, D. & Mari, K., 30 Jun 2018, In : JOURNAL OF PREDICTION MARKETS. 12, 2, p. 1-25

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Future directions in International Financial Integration Research - A Crowdsourced Perspective

    Lucey, B. M., Vigne, S. A., Ballester, L., Barbopoulos, L., Brzeszczynski, J., Carchano, O., Dimic, N., Fernandez, V., Gogolin, F., González-urteaga, A., Goodell, J. W., Helbing, P., Ichev, R., Kearney, F., Laing, E., Larkin, C. J., Lindblad, A., Lončarski, I., Ly, K. C., Marinč, M. & 14 others, Mcgee, R. J., Mcgroarty, F., Neville, C., O’hagan-luff, M., Piljak, V., Sevic, A., Sheng, X., Stafylas, D., Urquhart, A., Versteeg, R., Vu, A. N., Wolfe, S., Yarovaya, L. & Zaghini, A., 1 Jan 2018, In : International Review of Financial Analysis. 55, p. 35-49

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 17 Participation in conference
    • 5 Publication peer-review
    • 3 Oral presentation
    • 2 Invited talk

    FMA 2021 Conference (scheduled)

    Dimitrios Stafylas (Participant)


    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    WFC 2020 Conference

    Dimitrios Stafylas (Participant)

    4 Sep 20206 Sep 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Research in International Business and Finance (Journal)

    Dimitrios Stafylas (Peer reviewer)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Research Seminar Series

    Dimitrios Stafylas (Speaker)

    4 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    FEBS 2019

    Dimitrios Stafylas (Participant)

    30 May 20191 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference