Shipping Finance, Accounting
Dr. Dimitris Gavalas is Assistant Professor of Shipping Finance & Accounting at the School of Business, University of the Aegean, Greece. He also holds adjunct and visiting posts at Audencia Nantes School of Management, France; International Hellenic University, Greece; and Hellenic Open University, Greece. Prof. Gavalas teaches a range of undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses in the field of Shipping Finance, including: (1) Undergraduate Level: Shipping Finance; General Accounting, Shipping Accounting, International Trade; (2) Postgraduate Level: Financial Shipping Derivatives; Commercial & Investment Banking; Banking Accounting. Before joining the academia and for over a decade, Prof. Gavalas held various posts in banking, investment, corporate & shipping finance, shipping credit management, economic analysis and corporate social responsibility. Prof. Gavalas publishes regularly in accredited international financial journals as well as in edited volumes and books in contemporary topics of applied finance. Research fields of interest include corporate financial management decisions; global capital markets and portfolio management; value creation in mergers & acquisitions; financial derivatives and risk management; shipping finance and banking; and, corporate governance & social responsibility. More than 200 official academic citations have been identified on Prof. Gavalas’ published output in accredited journal databases. He is a member of international academic and professional bodies and associations including European Finance Association; European Financial Management Association; Multinational Finance Society; International Association of Maritime Economists; Hellenic Association of Maritime Economists; Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association; Hellenic Economic Chamber.