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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

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert

University of York

University of Piraeus

University of Piraeus

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 8 Article
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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)

Business growth
Corporate governance
Economic growth
Ownership structure
Open Access
Oil markets
Stock market
Volatility spillover

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

Stafylas, D. & Andrikopoulos, A., 17 Nov 2019, In : Research in International Business and Finance.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hedge fund performance
Market conditions
Markov switching model
Business cycles

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

Conceptual model
Fuzzy logic
Alternative investments
Artificial neural network

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
Future directions
Financial economics
International finance
International financial integration

Activities 2012 2019

  • 15 Participation in conference
  • 4 Publication peer-review
  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 2 Invited talk

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

BAFA 2019

Dimitrios Stafylas (Participant)
9 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

International Review of Economics & Finance (Journal)

Dimitrios Stafylas (Peer reviewer)
2019 → …

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

MFS 2018

Dimitrios Stafylas (Participant)
24 Jun 201827 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference