Meziane Lasfer

Professor of Finance
B.Sc. (ESC); Dip (LSE); MSc Business Administration; PhD (Bath)
Faculty of Finance
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Research and Teaching Interests
Applied Corporate Finance:
• Dividend Policy: Taxes and dividends, Ex-day price behaviour, Dividends and investments in R&D
• Financing: Capital structure, IPOs, SEOs, Leasing
• Corporate Restructuring: M&A, Spin-offs, Carve-outs, Divestments, Share repurchases, Corporate recovery
Capital Markets: Share prices and news announcements, Insider trading, Institutional trading, Efficiency
Corporate Governance: Ownership, Board structure, Compensation

Meziane Lasfer won a scholarship towards a master's degree and followed this up with accounting and corporate finance qualifications from the LSE and University of Bath. He joined the Business School in 1990. He has written extensively on Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and Corporate Governance issues. His research is widely reported in the financial press and was sponsored by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), the Finance Lease Association (FLA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and various companies (e.g., BP, Donaldson’s and Land Securities-Trillium). The outcome of his research is published in top academic journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Finance and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Financial Management and European Financial Management. Meziane was the Director of the MSc Finance programme, the PhD programme, and acted as Director of Research. He teaches Corporate Finance, Financial Analysis, Research project Management and Financial Economics to MBA, MSc and PhD students. In addition he taught executives in UK and abroad. His outstanding teaching performance led him to win the first Dean's Prize for Teaching Excellence in 1998, 2003, 2006 and 2008. He was visiting professor at HEC Paris, University Paris Dauphine, and University Paris XII Creteil.

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Additional languages

Amazigh, Arabic, French


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