Kourtzidis, Stavros


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Stavros Kourtzidis is a Senior Lecturer in Finance and Banking in the School of Business at the University of Dundee. He holds a BSc in Economics, an MSc in Applied Economics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Thessaly, Greece. During his PhD studies he has worked in various teaching and research roles at the University of Thessaly, including teaching assistant in Statistics and researcher at a ERDF project about GHGs emission scenarios and mitigation opportunities in Energy, Transport and Industrial sectors in Greece. Prior to joining the University in November 2017, he worked as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Macedonia, Greece.

Stavros’ research interests lie in the field of Efficiency & Productivity Analysis with a particular focus on financial institutions. Specifically, Stavros specialises in the modelling of non-parametric production functions in two (or more) stages and in the network data envelopment analysis (DEA) models. He has published, among others, in the European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Banking & Finance and in the Journal of the Operational Research Society. His current work centres around four key topical areas in the area of banking and finance literature: 

  1. the modelling of bank performance; 
  2. portfolio efficiency;
  3. advances in network DEA models; and 
  4. advances in time series analysis such as asymmetric threshold cointegration analysis.

Since joining the University of Dundee, Stavros has been appointed as a Digital Champion at the School of Business, and under this role he coordinates and supports the adoption of digital learning technologies across the School. He also organises and chairs the Research Seminars for the School of Business.


Research interests:

  • Efficiency & Productivity Analysis
  • Banking & Finance
  • Operational Research
  • Network Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)


  • Quantitative Methods (5QM)
  • Econometrics for Finance (5EF)
  • Bank Modelling and Performance Analysis (5BM)
  • Research Methods (5RM)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Social Science, Construction and economic applications of two-stage data envelopment analysis models, University of Thessaly

22 Sep 201010 Jun 2015

Award Date: 10 Jun 2015

Master of Economics, MSc in Applied Economics, University of Thessaly

1 Sep 200822 Apr 2010

Award Date: 22 Apr 2010

Bachelor of Economics, BSc in Economics, University of Thessaly

1 Sep 20041 Sep 2008

Award Date: 3 Nov 2008


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