Manouil Dialynas



College: The Business School
Discipline: Finance
Department: Finance
Research Centre/Unit: Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment

Manouil is currently a doctoral student at Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment, University of Exeter Business School, pursuing his PhD in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions. More specifically, his research attempts to investigate whether additional approaches, stemming from Behavioural Finance, could provide credible explanations for several controversial evidence documented in the field of Mergers and Acquisitions. Additional research interests include Corporate Finance and Behavioural Finance.

He obtained a BSc degree in Economics from University of Piraeus, Greece, with a specialization in Industrial Economics. During his undergraduate studies, he has benefited from the Socrates/Erasmus European Exchange Program, studying for one term at University of Bremen, Germany, under a full scholarship from Greek State Scholarships Foundation. He also holds a MSc degree in International Banking and Finance from Durham Business School, Durham University. His dissertation was focused on Mergers and Acquisitions and was titled "Overconfidence, Self-Attribution Bias and Merger Premiums: Evidence from the U.S.".

Moreover, Manouil acquired stage 1 and 2 Certifications in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from University of Exeter and Higher Education Academy and serves as a teaching assistant in Finance at University of Exeter Business School. He has also worked as an external researcher in Hellenic Statistical Authority and in Citibank, as an intern.

Manouil is familiarized with a number of statistical packages, financial databases and applications. In addition he speaks English and Greek fluently, German moderately and understands some basic Italian. He is a chartered Accountant-Tax Consultant and has an Economist Profession license from Economic Chamber of Greece. Finally, Manouil is a member of American Finance Association, Financial Management Association and Economic Chamber of Greece.