Dr. Panagiotis Dontis Charitos (Takis) joined ESCP Europe in September 2015 and serves as Associate Professor of Finance. He is also the Professor in Charge of the Banking and Finance Specialisation (Master in Management) and has served as the London Academic Director of the Bachelor in Management between 2016 and 2019. Previously, he was Senior Lecturer in Finance at the University of Westminster, London, where he served as the Director of the MSc Finance, Banking and Insurance. Takis has also served as Visiting Lecturer at a number of institutions, including Cass Business School, City University London.
Takis holds a PhD in Finance from Cass Business School, City University London. His research focuses on the risk-return effects of bank diversification into nonbanking and the efficacy of recent bank regulations in the US and EU. He is also active in research exploring the risk-return interdependencies between various asset classes, markets, and institutions. Albeit, he has recently developed a strong interest in the areas of firm capital structure and investor sentiment. His research has been published in high-quality, international peer-reviewed journals, such as European Financial Management, Journal of Risk and Insurance, and Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments, among others, and has been presented in various international conferences.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of the British Accounting and Finance Association Financial Markets and Institutions Special Interest Group, and has acted as ad-hoc referee for a number of scientific journals, such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, European Journal of Finance and Journal of Economics and Business.
Takis is the module leader of Mergers and Acquisitions (MBA) and Financial Analysis and Strategy (Master in Management). He is also active teaching his topics of expertise on a wide range of courses including, M&A in the Energy Sector (Master in Energy Management), Banking and Financial Conglomerates; Corporate Finance (Master in Management), and Financial and Managerial Accounting (Bachelor in Management). To date, he has taught a variety of modules at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, such as Insurance Markets and Operations, Corporate Finance, Security Analysis, and Financial Information, among others. Finally, he has supervised PhD students in the areas of Banking and Interest Rate Modelling.