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Dr Christina Dargenidou

Dr Christina Dargenidou

Senior Lecturer in Finance


+44 (0) 1392 723260

Xfi Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4ST, UK

Christina Dargenidou  is a Senior Lecturer in Finance in the Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment. She completed her PhD thesis at Bangor University whilst holding a doctoral research fellowship, funded by the European Commission (Human Potential Network: HARMONIA project). Before her appointment at Xfi, she was working for the National Bank of Greece as an analyst for seven years. Dr Dargenidou’s papers have been published in academic journals such as Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, European Accounting Review and Abacus.

Nationality: Greek


BA Business (AUEB, Greece), MBA (University of Macedonia, Greece), MSc Finance (Lancaster), PhD Accounting and Finance (Bangor University, UK)

Research clusters

Research interests

Dr Dargenidou has been involved in various research projects in the area of market based accounting, that investigate:

  • the relation between the cost of equity capital and earnings expectations when the properties of accounting that determine earnings vary across different European jurisdictions;
  • the diversity of institutional factors across European jurisdictions as a determinant of market participants‘ accounting earnings expectations;
  • the role of disclosure in assisting market participants to form expectations of future earnings by observing the accrual content of reported earnings;
  • the demand for high quality and transparent information by market participants as a determinant of earnings quality, drawing evidence from firms that have been expanding their exposure in European markets before the IFRS implementation
  • the impact of the switch to IFRS in the European Union on the comparability of market participants‘ earnings expectations for firms in different jurisdictions;
  • the capital market effects of the interaction between insider trading and financial reporting discretion in various settings and
  • the monitoring role of institutional ownership in the banking sector.

Awards and Honours

  • British Academy Conference Award 2009
  • European Commission, Human Potential Programme HPRN-CT-2000-00062- HARMONIA
  • Research fellowship:
    University of Wales, Bangor, UK, 2001-2004
    University College Dublin, Ireland, 2000-2001
  • American Accounting Association-International section: Grant for the presentation of doctoral student projects at the 2003 mid-year meeting
  • KPMG/European Accounting Association: Doctoral Colloquium 2003

Taught modules

BEAM032: Investment Analysis 1
BEFM011: Financial Statement Analysis


BEAM100: Readings in Accounting and Finance (PhD level)
BEAM048: Investment Analysis Project
BEFM020:  MSc Dissertations