Chris Pantzalis is a Professor of Finance and holds a Bank of America Professorship. He is teaching MBA courses and a PhD seminar on financial markets. The recipient of the 2003 University President's Award for Faculty Excellence and the USF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2001, Pantzalis received the Muma College of Business Research Award in 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016. Pantzalis also received the Muma College of Business Creativity and Analytics Award in 2015.
Pantzalis' research interests are in the areas of market efficiency, international finance, corporate finance, and in the research area where finance overlaps with political science. His work has been published in prestigious academic journals, such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, the Journal of International Business Studies, The Financial Analysts Journal, and the Journal of Banking and Finance, among others. He is the recipient of the prestigious Graham and Dodd Award for Excellence for the article "Divergent Opinions and the Performance of Value stocks", published in the Financial Analysts Journal.
He earned a PhD from Baruch College of the City University of New York. Pantzalis joined the USF faculty in 1998. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Multinational Financial Management.
- FIN 6605 - International Financial Management
- FIN 6406 - Financial Management
- FIN 7817 - Financial Markets
- Bradley, Daniel, Christos Pantzalis, and Xiaojing Yuan, 2016, "The Influence of Political bias in State Pension Funds", Journal of Financial Economics119 (1), 69–91.
- Aabo, Tom, Christos Pantzalis, and Jung Chul Park, 2015, "Multinationality and Opaqueness", Journal of Corporate Finance 30, 65-84.
- Pantzalis, Christos and Jung Chul Park, 2014, "Exuberance out of Left Field: Do Sports Results Cause Investors to Take Their Eyes off the Ball?," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 107 (Part B), 760–780.
- Pantzalis, Christos and Erdem Ucar, 2014, "Religious Holidays, Investor Distraction, and Earnings Announcement Effects", Journal of Banking and Finance 47, 102-117.
- Bradley, Daniel, Xi Liu, and Christos Pantzalis, 2014, "Bucking the Trend: The Informativeness of Analyst Contrarian Recommendations," Financial Management 43, 391-414.
- Member of the Diversity Committee of the USF Muma College of Business