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Citations: 8,858                         h-index: 38


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Manthos Delis is a Professor of Financial Economics at Montpellier Business School.

His current research emphasizes the effect of finance (especially bank credit) on societal and economic aspects (firm and household investments, income inequality, green finance, etc.). More than 50 of his papers are published in top-tier journals, with 10 publications in FT-listed journals (Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Operations Research, Review of Finance), 17 in ABS 4 journals, and many other in top-field journals (European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Money, Credit & Banking, etc.).


Based on the quality of his research, he has been a Professor since the age of 33, and has received many honors and awards. His work  has been cited about 9,000 times. IDEAS ranks his research in the top 1% in the world (last 10 years). On March 2019, he was externally nominated for the USERN Prize 2019 based on his academic performance in the recent two years.


He is a co-founder and member of the organizing committee of the Endless Summer Conference on Financial Intermediation and Corporate Finance (CEPR conference). He is also a member of the program committee of the Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation, and a member of the scientific committee of the Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association (HFAA). He serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Stability and the International Review of Finance


Please check below for selected recent publications (his CV for a full list) and for several articles on the restructuring of the Greek economy. 


For a full list of my publication record and working papers click here


Working Papers

  • Financial vulnerability and seeking expert advice: Evidence from a survey experiment (with E. Galariotis and J. Monne). IDEAS. SSRN.

  • Economic preferences over risk-taking and corporate finance (with I. Hasan, M. Iosifidi, and S. Ongena). IDEAS. SSRN.

    • Presented at the University of Bologna seminar series.

  • Pollution permits and financing costs (with F. Antoniou, S. Ongena, and C. Tsoumas). Available as a CEPR working paperSSRN.

    • VOXEU story​

    • Inter alia presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the 19th Conference on Research on Economic Theory and Econometrics.

  • Being stranded on fossil fuel reserves? Climate policy risk and the pricing of bank loans (with K. de Greiff and S. Ongena). Available as an EBRD working paper.

    • Inter alia presented at: the RFS-Imperial Business School Climate Finance Conference (London); the 12th Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation (Lenzerheide); the EcoMod2018 conference (Venice); and the Geneva Summit on Sustainable Finance 2018.

  • Management as the sine qua non for M&A success (with M. Iosifidi, P. Kazakis, S. Ongena, and M. Tsionas). SSRN.

    • Inter alia presented at the Royal Economic Society conference, and the 17th Conference on Research on Economic Theory and Econometrics. 

  • Credit, income and inequality (with F. Fringuellotti and S. Ongena). Available as a NY Fed Working paper.

    • Presented inter alia at: AEA 2021; Federal Reserve Week After Conference on Financial Markets and Institutions 2021; Paris December Finance Meeting; EFA 2020; EEA 2020; 9th MoFiR Workshop on Banking; CEPR’s Endless Summer Conference on Financial Intermediation and Corporate Finance.

  • Ancestral population diversity and financial risk-taking (with E. Dioikitopoulos and S. Ongena). Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper Series N°20-53.

    • Presented inter alia at: 37th International Conference of the French Finance Association;  Conference on Research on Economic Theory and Econometrics.



Recent publications