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Areas of Specialization: Asset Pricing, International Finance, Financial Econometrics, Climate Finance.
Ilias Tsiakas is Professor and Lang Chair in Finance at the University of Guelph. He was previously Associate Professor of Finance at Warwick Business School in the UK, and Director of the Warwick PhD program in Finance. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto.
Ilias is an active researcher in asset pricing, international finance, financial econometrics, and climate finance. His research has been published in leading finance journals, including: Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Banking of Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Financial Econometrics, Journal of Financial Research, and Global Finance Journal. His research has also been summarized in various practitioner outlets such as The Financial Times, The CFA Digest and in leading research websites such as VoxEU.org and Economonitor.com. Ilias currently holds a 5-year research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to study the role of global financial markets in regulating carbon emissions.
Finally, Ilias is Associate Editor for Economic Inquiry, a journal published by the Western Economic Association International.
1996 – 2001 Ph.D. Economics, University of Toronto
Fields: Finance and Financial Econometrics
1995 – 1996 M.A. Economics, York University (Canada)
1991 – 1995 B.A. (Hons) Economics and Political Science, University of Toronto
2019 Paul MacPherson Teaching Award of Excellence, University of Guelph.
2018 Lang Research Impact Award, University of Guelph.
2012 – present Senior Fellow, Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis
2010 Best Paper Prize by INQUIRE UK for “Spot and Forward Volatility in Foreign Exchange,”
co-authored with Pasquale Della Corte and Lucio Sarno.
2010 Outstanding Article Award by the Journal of Financial Research for “The Economic Gains of Trading Stocks around Holidays.”
2007 – 2010 Outstanding MBA Teacher Award, University of Warwick
2007 – 2010 Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award, University of Warwick
2017 – 2022 SSHRC Insight Grant: “Carbon Emissions and Global Financial Markets.” Principal
Investigator: Ilias Tsiakas. Co-applicant: Marcel Oestreich. Amount: $79,310.
2016 – 2017 CBE Research Development Grant (SSHRC 4A), University of Guelph. Amount: $4,000.
2015 – 2016 CBE Research Development Grant (SSHRC 4A), University of Guelph. Amount: $5,000.
2011 – 2014 SSHRC Research Grant: “Exchange Rates, Order Flow and Global Asset Allocation.” Principal
Investigator: Ilias Tsiakas. Collaborators: Pasquale Della Corte and Lucio Sarno.
2010 – 2012 University of Guelph Start-up Grant.
2008 – 2009 INQUIRE UK Research Grant: “The Macro-Finance of Exchange Rates: Linking Global
Imbalances to Currency Fluctuations.” Principal Investigator: Lucio Sarno.
Co-applicants: Pasquale Della Corte and Ilias Tsiakas. Amount: £10,000.
2001 – 2010 Research Development Grants, University of Warwick.
Li, J., and I. Tsiakas (2017). “Equity Premium Prediction: The Role of Economic and Statistical Constraints,”
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FIN 4000 - Advanced Topics in Finance