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Dr Monika Tarsalewska

Dr Monika Tarsalewska

Lecturer in Finance


+44 (0) 1392 726256

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

Monika Tarsalewska joined the Business School in 2013 as a Lecturer in Finance. She holds MSc in Finance with distinction from Lancaster University and MSc in Economics from University of Warsaw. In 2013 she submitted her doctoral thesis entitled “Dynamic Models of Mergers and Acquisitions” at Lancaster University. She has teaching experience at undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA level. Her current interests include dynamic investment and financing decisions, corporate takeovers, private equity and venture capital.

Nationality: Polish

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Finance Research Seminar Coordinator


  • PhD in Finance (University of Lancaster)
  • MSc in Finance (University of Lancaster)
  • MSc in Economics (University of Warsaw)

Research clusters

Research interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • IPO
  • Real Options

Research Grants

  • Annual Report Length and M&A Efficiency (FMV cluster seed funding; budget £ 2,000)
  • Does Employment Protection Spur Innovation? International Evidence (BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant; budget £ 8,178; joint with J. Chircop and L.H. Hass)

Research projects

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Awards and Honours

  • Outward Mobility Academic Fellowship (University of Exeter): Project on Venture Capital at Schulich School of Business (York University, Canada)

Conferences and invited presentations

  • Financial Management Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, US, 2016 (conference)
  • INFINITI Conference on International Finance, Dublin, Ireland, 2016 (conference)
  • University of Reading, UK, 2016 (invited seminar)
  • American Accounting Association, Newport Beach, US, 2016 (conference)
  • Corporate Finance Workshop, Lancaster, UK, 2016 (invited seminar)
  • Canadian Law and Economics Association, Toronto, Canada, 2015 (conference)
  • ICGS, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015 (conference)
  • Schulich Business School, Toronto, Canada, 2014 (invited seminar)
  • Nottingham Business School, UK, 2014 (invited seminar)
  • Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland, 2014 (invited seminar)
  • European Financial Management Association, Reading, UK, 2013 (conference)
  • American Finance Association, San Diego, US, 2013 (conference)
  • 4th Paris Spring Corporate Finance Conference, France, 2012 (conference)
  • European Financial Management Association, Barcelona, Spain, 2012 (conference)

External positions

  • Ad hoc reviewer for Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Ethics
  • Midwest Finance Association 2015 reviewer