Maria Psillaki


Professor of Banking and Finance

Senior Research Fellow


Maria Psillaki is a Professor of Banking and Finance. She studied at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, in France where she received her Bachelor, Master and PhD with the highest honors. For her PhD, she received a scholarship from the French Ministry of Education. She joined the University of Piraeus, Department of Economics, in 2009.
She has held visiting research positions in London (Birckbeck College, University of London) as Visiting Researcher (Post Docroral Research Fellow), funded by the CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research) and ERSC (Economic and Social Research Council) and in Chicago as Visitor Researcher at the Graduate Booth School of Business, University of Chicago. She has also held visiting faculty positions at European and American universities such as the Rutgers University in New Jersey (USA), Department of Business Administration, and the University of Cyprus, Department of Public and Business Administration. From 2001 to 2008, she was Associate Professor at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France at the Economics Department. She has participated in various European research Programs.
She has published in high quality reviewed journals such as the Journal of Small Business Management, the European Journal of Operational Research, the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Small Business Economics, the Applied Financial Economics, the Journal of Productivity Analysis. She served as referee in a number of reputed journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Small Business Economics, the European Journal of Operational Research.
From 2009 to 2012 she was Vice President of the Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association (HFAA). Her areas of expertise are in corporate finance, and banking.