University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Professor Dimitrios Gounopoulos

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Job Title:

Professor in Accounting and Finance


Accounting, Finance and Law

Key Research Interests:

Initial Public Offerings

Research Interests

Initial Public Offerings, Earnings Management, Executive Compensation, Board Structures, Investment Banking, Corporate Governance, Behavioural Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Structure, Credit Ratings, SEOs, Foreign Exchange (ForEx), Real Estate Finance, Financial Debt Crises, Bond Issues, Pension Funds, Forecasting.

PhD Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students - please contact me if you have a proposal that fits my research interests.


Leading Refereed Journal Papers (since 2014)

Gounopoulos, D., Hang, P., Forthcoming. Specialist CEOs and IPO Survival, Journal of Corporate Finance

Gounopoulos, D., Thomadakis, S., Nounis, C., and Riginos, M., 2017. Innovation and Upheaval: Early Growth in the Greek Capital Market: Listings and IPOs from 1880 to WWII in ASE Economic History Review 70 (3): 859-892

Gounopoulos, D., Drobetz, W., Merika, A., Merikas, A., 2017. Determinants of Management Earnings Forecasts: The Case of Global Shipping IPOs European Financial Management 9999: 1-4

Gounopoulos, D., Kallias, K., Kallias, A., Tzeremes, P., 2017. Political money contributions of US IPO firms, Journal of Corporate Finance Vol 43: 19-38

Gounopoulos, D., Pham, H., 2017. Credit Ratings Impact on Earnings Management around IPOs, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting 44 (1-2): 154-195

Gounopoulos, D., Boubaker, D., Nguen, D., Paltalidis, N., 2017 Assessing the effects of unconventional monetary policy and low interest rates on pension fund risk incentives, Journal of Banking Finance 77: 35-52

Gounopoulos, D., Boubaker, S., Kallias, K., Kallias, A., 2017. Management earnings forecast and IPO performance: Evidence of a regime change, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 48 (4):1083-1121

Gounopoulos, D., Thomadakis, S, Merikas., Nounis, C., 2016. Collateral Regulation and IPO-specific liberalization: The case of price limits in the ASE European Financial Management 22: 276-312

Gounopoulos, D., Kizys, R., Koutelidakis., Y., Paltalidis, N., 2015 Transmission Channels of Systematic Risk and Contagion in the European Financial Network Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol 61: S36-S52

Gounopoulos, D., Abdelattif, A., Skinner, F., 2015. Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Asymmetric Information, Journal of Financial Markets, Institutions and Instrument 24: 127-157

Gounopoulos, D., Booth, L., Skinner, F., 2014. The Choice Among Non-Callable and Callable Bonds. Journal of Financial Research 37: 435-460

Gounopoulos, D., Agyei-Ampomah, S., Mazouz, K,. 2014 Does Gold Offer a Better Protection Against Losses in Sovereign Debt Bonds than Other Precious Metals? Journal of Banking and Finance 40: 507-521

Gounopoulos, D., Alexandrou, G., Thomas, H., 2014. Mergers and Acquisitions in Maritime Industry, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 61: 212-234