Faculty Spotlight - Christos Pantzalis

Christos Pantzalis, a professor in the Finance Department, shares a connection with many places around the world. He was born in Athens, Greece, studied in Germany and New York City, and now calls the College of Business his academic home.

Pantzalis, who holds the Bonnani Professorship, did not initially plan on pursuing a profession in this field. After spending his childhood in Greece, he moved to Germany and received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Technische Universitaet Muenchen. "After working in the industry, I knew it wasn't my fit," explains Pantzalis. "I stumbled across finance in graduate school, and I thought it was the most interesting subject with many exciting research opportunities." He later went on to earn an MBA from New York University and a PhD in finance from Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Pantzalis' research interests include international finance, corporate finance, and market efficiency. He has published over 35 articles in various academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, Journal of International Business Studies, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. In the past, he has won many research awards, among them 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.