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Dr Konstantinos Baltas

Senior Lecturer
EBS - Finance
Dr Konstantinos Baltas
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    +44 (0) 1206 876583

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    EBS.3.20, Colchester Campus

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Profile

Biography

Konstantinos Baltas is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Banking and Finance at the Finance group of Essex Business School and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Prior to his appointment he was a Lecturer in Banking and Finance at the University of Essex and a Fellow in the Department of Finance of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is an applied econometrician with an interest in the fields of Banking, Financial Economics and Financial Intermediation. His current and on-going research lies in the area of Financial Stability, Financial management, Efficiency, and Productivity Analysis with specific interest in: Fintech, Regulation, Competition, Macro prudential policy, Household Finance and Economic Behaviour, Corporate governance and Risk, M&As, Systemic risk, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Microfinance and Energy. He welcomes inquiries from potential PhD students. Research Income: 2024 “High Dimensional Econometric Modelling with Applications to Macroeoconomic and Financial Data” with D. Christopoulos, Yiannis Dendramis, G. Dimitrakopoulos, C. Hafner, Dimitra Kyrgiakopoulou, Tasos Magdalinos, and Ilias Tzavalis - Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation (H.F.R.I) (140,000 Euro) 2023 “New ways of understanding and measuring productivity: Exploring how innovative digital calculative practices shape sustainable investment decision-making and business-planning processes?”, with Erik Jacobi and Jacob Agyemang; Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - The Productivity Institute (£19,858) 2022 “What drives the performance and causality of Green Bond Indexes?” - University of Essex (£797)

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Economics & Finance School of Economics and Finance; Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom,

  • M.Phil. in Economics & Finance School of Economics and Finance; Queen Mary University of London,

  • M.Sc. in Applied Economics & Finance Department of Economics; Athens University of Economics and Business,

  • B.Sc. in Economics Department of Economics; National University of Athens,

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy,

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Associate Professor in Banking and Finance, Finance Group, Essex Business School, University of Essex (1/10/2023 - present)

  • Undergraduate Programme Director of the Finance Group, Finance Group, Essex Business School, University of Essex (1/11/2023 - present)

  • Academic Lead of Partnerships, Essex Business School, University of Essex (16/1/2023 - present)

  • Director of Study Abroad Studies, Finance Group, Essex Business School, University of Essex (1/7/2018 - present)

  • Assistant Professor in Banking and Finance, Finance Group, Essex Business School, University of Essex (1/8/2016 - 30/9/2023)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Financial Economics

Open to supervise

Applied Econometrics

Open to supervise

Financial Intermediation

Open to supervise

Empirical Finance

Open to supervise

Banking

Open to supervise

Financial Stability

Open to supervise

Conferences and presentations

The13th National Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society, Athens, Greece

19/12/2023

The 21th Annual Conference of the Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association (HFAA 2023), Athens, Greece.

16/12/2023

Finance Series Seminars, Norwich Business School University of East Anglia,

1/2/2023

The12th National Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society, Athens, Greece.

19/12/2022

The 20th Annual Conference of the Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association (HFAA 2022), Athens, Greece.

17/12/2022

Economic Analysis and Research Department, Central Bank of Greece (BoG)

15/12/2022

The 1st Conference of the International Society for the Advancement of Financial Economics,

5/12/2022

The Financial Management & Accounting Research Conference (FMARC 2022)

14/6/2022

The 5th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking society (FEBS 2022

8/6/2022

Annual International Conference on Macroeconomic Analysis and International Finance (ICMAIF 2022)

27/5/2022

The11th National Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society, Athens, Greece

22/12/2021

The 20th Annual Conference of the Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association (HFAA 2021), Athens, Greece.

18/12/2021

The Future Finance and Economics Association Meeting (FFEA), Belfast, Ireland

12/10/2021

The Financial Management & Accounting Research Conference (FMARC)

11/9/2020

Conference in Banking and Corporate Finance, Essex Finance Centre (EFiC 2019)

Colchester, United Kingdom, 4/7/2020

Economic Analysis and Research Department, Central Bank of Greece (BoG)

26/3/2020

International Symposium in Finance, (IFS 2019)

26/7/2019

Annual International Conference on Macroeconomic Analysis and International Finance (ICMAIF 2019)

28/5/2019

The European Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, (EFMA 2018), Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy, 6/2018

The 25th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society, (MFS 2018), Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary, 6/2018

India Observatory London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

London, United Kingdom, 30/5/2018

2017 The European Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, (EFMA 2017), Athens, Greece.

Athens, Greece, 2017

2017 The 24th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society, (MFS 2017), Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest, Romania, 2017

2017 The 9th Conference of the International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS 2017), Towards an Integrated View of Financial Regulation: Key Lessons from the Crisis and Future Challenges, Oxford, UK.

Oxford, United Kingdom, 2017

2017 Competition in Banking and Finance Conference, Groningen, Netherlands

Groningen, Netherlands, 2017

2017 The 3rd International Conference in Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical Finance (AMEF 2017), Thessaloniki Greece.

Thessaloniki, Greece, 2017

The 24th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society, (MFS 2017), Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest, Romania, 2017

2016 The 6th New Financial Reality (6th NFR,2016) seminar series, Kent, United Kingdom

Canterbury, United Kingdom, 2016

2016 The 4th International Conference on Applied Research in Economics and Finance (iCare 2016), Essex, United Kingdom

United Kingdom, 2016

2015 The 9th International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFE 2015), London, United Kingdom.

London, United Kingdom, 2015

2015 The 6th National Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society, Athens,Greece.

Athens, Greece, 2015

2015 The 14 Annual Conference of the the Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association (HFAA2015), Athens, Greece.

Athens, Greece, 2015

2015 The 10th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory Policy & Applications, Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece, 2015

2015 Economics and Finance Seminars, Dept of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, Birkbeck University of London, United Kingdom.

London, United Kingdom, 2015

2015 Royal Economic Society, Annual Conference (2015), Manchester.

Manchester, United Kingdom, 2015

2014 The 1st Conference of the International Association for Applied Econometrics (IAAE 2014), Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom.

London, United Kingdom, 2014

2014 The 6th Conference of the International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS 2014), Alternative Futures for Global Banking: Competition, Regulation and Reform. Lisbon, Portugal.

Lisbon, Portugal, 2014

2014 The 4th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking society (FEBS 2014), Global Trends in Financial Intermediation, Financial Markets, and Financial Modeling. University of Surrey, Guildford.

Guildford, United Kingdom, 2014

2014 5th National Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society, Athens, Greece.

Athens, Greece, 2014

2013 4th National Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society, Athens, Greece.

Athens, Greece, 2013

2013 Centre for Money, Banking Institutions (University of Surrey, UK) and the Centre for Research in contemporary Finance (Fordham University, USA) - Banking, Finance, Money and Institutions: The Post Crisis Era. Surrey United Kingdom.

Guildford, United Kingdom, 2013

2013 London School of Economics (LSE) - The 6th Biennial Hellenic Observatory PhD Symposium

London, United Kingdom, 2013

2013 5th Conference of the International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS 2013), The Search for Financial Stability: Models, Policies and Prospects. Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2013

2013 8th BMRC-QASS Conference on Macro and Financial Economics. Money Macro and Finance Research Group and Brunel University.

Uxbridge, United Kingdom, 2013

2013 3rd Annual Global Political Economy Network (GPEN) Conference of the Centre for Globalisation Research (CGR), Global Policy, Global Institutions and Global Development. Queen Mary University of London

London, United Kingdom, 2013

2013 ECOBATE 2013 2nd European Conference on Banking and the Economy

2013

2013 Royal Economic Society (RES) PhD Presentation Meeting.

2013

2012 The 2nd International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking society (FEBS 2012), Recent Developments in Financial Markets and Banking. European Business School London.

London, United Kingdom, 2012

2012 PhD conference of School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London.

London, United Kingdom, 2012

2012 Earnouts: the real value of disagreement in mergers and acquisitions , Anna Battauz,

2012

Stefano Gatti, Luca Viarengo, Universit Bocconi. 2nd International Conference of Financial Engineering and Banking society. European Business School London.

London, United Kingdom, 2012

2011 The 24th Australasian Banking and Finance Conference.

he 24th Australasian Banking and Finance Conference, Australia, 2011

2011 The 10th Annual Conference of the European Economics and Finance Society (EEFS 2011), The Global Economy, European Macroeconomic Policies and International Finance: Challenges and Prospects , London, UK

London, United Kingdom, 2011

2011 PhD conference of School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London

London, United Kingdom, 2011

2010 PhD conference of School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London

London, United Kingdom, 2010

2009 PhD conference of School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London

London, United Kingdom, 2009

Publications

Journal articles (15)

Baltas, K. and Liñares-Zegarra, J., Efficiency and Financial Risk Management Practices of Microfinance Institutions (2024). https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.2956. International Journal of Finance and Economics

Kong, X., Ma, C., Ren, Y-S., Baltas, K. and Narayan, S., (2024). A Comparative Analysis of the Price Explosiveness in Bitcoin and Forked Coins. Finance Research Letters. 61, 104955-104955

Baltas, K., (2024). The nexus between bank efficiency and leverage (2024). https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.2941. International Journal of Finance and Economics

Filomeni, S. and Baltas, K., (2023). Senior-subordinated structure: Buffer or signal in securitisation?. The European Journal of Finance. 29 (3), 329-362

Kong, X., Ma, C., Ren, Y-S., Narayan, S., Nguyen, TT. and Baltas, K., (2023). Changes in the market structure and risk management of Bitcoin and its forked coins. Research in International Business and Finance. 65, 101930-101930

Baltas, K. and Mann, R., (2023). What drives the performance and causality of Green Bond Indexes?. The European Journal of Finance. 30 (3), 269-287

Baltas, K., Fiordelisi, F. and Mare, DS., (2022). Alternative Finance after Natural Disasters. British Journal of Management. 33 (1), 117-137

Liu, P-Z., Narayan, S., Ren, Y-S., Jiang, Y., Baltas, K. and Sharp, B., (2022). Re-examining the income - CO₂ emissions nexus using the new kink regression model: does the Kuznets curve exist in G7 countries?. Sustainability. 14 (7)

Tsionas, M. and Baltas, K., (2022). On identifying risk-adjusted efficiency gains or losses of prospective mergers and acquisitions. Annals of Operations Research. 318 (1), 619-683

Ren, Y., Ma, C., Kong, X., Baltas, K. and Zureigat, Q., (2022). Past, present, and future of the application of machine learning in cryptocurrency research. Research in International Business and Finance. 63

Baltas, K., Jayasekera, R., Uddin, GS. and Papadopoulos, T., (2022). The role of resource orchestration in humanitarian operations: a COVID-19 case in the US healthcare. Annals of Operations Research. Published in the World Health Organization (WHO) Covid-19 Researc [covidwho-2044963], 1-30

Ren, Y-S., Apergis, N., Ma, C., Baltas, K., Jiang, Y. and Liu, J-L., (2021). FDI, economic growth and carbon emissions of the Chinese steel industry: New evidence from a 3SLS model. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 28 (37), 52547-52564

Papadopoulos, T., Baltas, KN. and Balta, ME., (2020). The use of digital technologies by small and medium enterprises during COVID-19: Implications for theory and practice. International Journal of Information Management. Published in the World Health Organization (WHO) Covid-19 Research Database [covidwho-1152398]. 55, 102192-102192

Baltas, N., Tsionas, E. and Baltas, K., (2018). Foreign direct investment in OECD countries: a special focus in the case of Greece. Applied Economics. Published in the DFIDs Economic Development Strategy of the International Development Committee of the [House of Commons] (50), 5579-5591

Baltas, KN., Kapetanios, G., Tsionas, E. and Izzeldin, M., (2017). Liquidity creation through efficient M&As: A viable solution for vulnerable banking systems? Evidence from a stress test under a panel VAR methodology. Journal of Banking and Finance. 83, 36-56

Book chapters (1)

Baltas, K., Baltas, NC., Bekiaris, E. and Daskalopoulou, I., Governance and social capital: Greece and Cyprus during the crisis, In: P. G. Artikis, V. Zisis and G. A. Papanastasopoulos (eds), Scientific Volume in the honor of Emeritus Professor Ioannis Sorros.

Reports and Papers (14)

Baltas, K., Mann, R. and Kellard, NM., Comparing long-memory model and neural network forecasting of European benchmark commodity prices. "to be Submitted by February 2024"

Baltas, K., Kong, X., Ma, C., Ren, Y. and Narayan, S., Risk contagion network between cryptocurrency and traditional asset market: Evidence from an artificial neural network analysis. "Under Review"

Baltas, K., Zhou, K., Ren, Y., Ma, C. and Kong, X., The Employment Effect of Digital Financial Inclusion: Evidence from the Chinese Urban Financial Industry "Revisions asked"

Baltas, K., Chambers, M. and Nejadghorban, H., Peer-to-Peer Lending and Consumer Welfare "Under Review"

Baltas, K., Mann, R. and Baltas, N., Why did PPE material prices decline during the COVID-19 pandemic? A Correlation and Causality analysis. "Revised and Resubmitted (Minor Revisions)"

Baltas, K., Baltas, N. and Efthymios, T., A Profit Duality Model for Non-Performing Loans

Baltas, K. and Zamora, GS., Measures of Diversification Potential: an Application in the Mexican Stock Market

Baltas, K. and Andrikopoulos, T., Dynamic neighbour effects in public debt ratios: The case of uncertainty.

Baltas, K. and Phillipas, D., Sustainability and Bank Clustering

Baltas, K., Chandrasena, S., Khan, Z. and Papadopoulos, T., The clash of cultures and its effect on firm performance volatility "Under Review"

Baltas, NC., Bekiaris, E., Daskalopoulou, I. and Baltas, K., Political Alienation and Institutional Efficacy "Under Review"

Rumiancev, A. and Baltas, K., A Regularised Instrumented Principal Components Analysis. "Under Review"

Baltas, K., Baltas, N., Bekiaris, E. and Irene Daskalopoulou, I., Governance, trust and the financial crisis "Revisions asked"

Baltas, K., Jayasekera, R., Papadopoulos, T. and Uddin, GS., Journey to Net-zero and Investment in Renewable Energy: Evidence from Developed and Developing Countries "Unver Review"

Grants and funding

2023

New ways of understanding and measuring productivity: Exploring how novel calculative practices shape investment decision-making and business-planning processes.

The University of Manchester (Funder)

Contact

k.baltas@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 876583

Location:

EBS.3.20, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

You can find details of Academic Support hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206873911