Dr. Elias Raad


Elias Raad is an associate professor of finance at the Adnan Kassar School of Business. He has served as the director for the executive education programs. Prior to joining AKSOB, he was an assistant professor of finance at Ithaca College, New York. 

He holds a PhD in Finance with a minor in Statistics from the University of Alabama and an MBA from the University of Dallas, Texas. 

He has published several articles in the area of mergers and acquisitions, insider trading and banking in international journals such as the Journal of Financial Management and the Journal of Financial Research. In addition, he is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Financial Services Management. 

Teaching Interests

  • Managerial Finance
  • Security Analysis
  • Portfolio Management
  • Investments
  • Financial Derivatives (Options and Futures)
  • Financial Management

Research Interests

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Insiders Trading
  • Capital Structure
  • Banking Performance
  • IPOs

Selected Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals:

Boumosleh, A. & Raad, E. (2012). Market Reaction to Capital Expenditures of Powerful CEOs. International Journal of Financial Services Management, 5(4) , 356-368

Raad, E. (2012). Why Do Acquiring Firms Pay High premiums to takeover target shareholders: An Empirical Study. Journal of Applied Business Research, 28(4), 725-734.

Djoundourian, S. & Raad, E. (2008). Efficiency of Commercial Banks in Lebanon. International Journal of Financial Services Management, 3(2),105-123.        

Peters, D. W., Raad E. & Sinkey, J. Jr. (2004). The Performance of Banks in Post-War LebanonInternational Journal of Business, 9(3), 259-286.

Raad, E., Ryan, R. & Sinkey, J. Jr. (1999). Leverage, Ownership Structure, and Returns to Shareholders of Target and Bidding Firms. Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, 38(2), 37-53.