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Maria Michou

Senior Lecturer in Finance

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Phone: 0131 650 8341Fax: 0131 650 8337

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Exeter
PhD in Finance
Master of Arts, University of Exeter
MA in Finance and Investment
Bachelor of Accounting, University of Ulster
BA in Accounting and Finance



I am a Senior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School. I previously held a lectureship position in the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Manchester (Alliance Manchester Business School) and Graduate Teaching assistant and research assistant positions in the department of Accounting and Finance, at the University of Exeter.  My research interests span the areas of accounting and finance with a particular emphasis on tests of market efficiency, capital markets research.  My teaching interests are in accounting and finance, where I taught in the past: Principles of Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Modeling,  Behavioural Finance & Market Efficiency, Analysis of Corporate Financial Information to both Postgraduate and Undergraduate students. I currently teach  Foundations of Finance Theory to Posgraduate students and Behavioural Finance and Market Efficiency (Honours elective) and Introduction to Financial Markets (1st year core course) to Undergraduate students. I also supervise MSc dissertations and PhD students in the following research areas:

Capital Market Anomalies (Value/Momentum, Post-Earnings Announcement Drift, Accruals, Net Equity Issuance Anomaly)
- Asset Pricing
- Empirical Corporate Finance (M&A activity, IPO's)
- Market Based Accounting Research 

Research outputs

  1. Net equity issuance effect in the UK

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  2. On the differences in measuring SMB and HML in the UK– Do they matter?

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  3. Industry Cost of Equity Capital: UK Evidence

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Research activities & awards

  1. External Examiner - MSc Finance courses

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  2. External Examiner - UG Accounting and Finance programme

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  3. External Examiner, UG Accounting and Finance programmes

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