Dr. Sebouh Aintablian


Sebouh Aintablian is an assistant professor of finance. He has a PhD in Finance from York University in Toronto, Canada, in addition to a BS and MS in Business Studies from the Lebanese American University. His research interests are centered around topics such as foreign currency borrowing, market response to announcements of mergers & acquisitions and corporate loan announcements, in addition to stock market performance. He has been a consultant for the finance and budget committee at the Lebanese Parliament since 2010. 

Teaching Interests

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Managerial Finance
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Management 
  • Security Analysis
  • Modern Portfolio Management
  • Senior Study-Finance
  • Security Analysis
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

Research Interests

  • Market Response to Corporate Loan Announcements
  • Issuing Stock Index Linked Debt and Creation of Shareholder Value
  • Stock Market Performance in Holidays
  • Market Response to the Announcements of Mergers and Acquisitions of Financial Institutions
  • Bank Monitoring and Environmental Risk
  • Foreign Currency Borrowing
  • Under-pricing Theories and After-market Performance
  • Corporate Governance, Ownership Structure and Bank Performance

Executive Training

Taught the following courses in the Executive MBA program: Working Capital Management, Long-term Financial Policies, Capital Budgeting, and Portfolio Theory.

Selected Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals:

S.Aintablian & Roberts, G.S.(2000). A Note on Market Response to Corporate Loan Announcements in Canada. Journal of Banking and Finance , 24(3), 381-393.

Roberts, G.S. ,Vijayraghavan, V. & Aintablian, S. (2002). Stock Index-linked Debt and Shareholder Value: Evidence from the Paris Bourse. European Financial Management, 8(3), 339-356.

Aintablian, S.  & Chamseddine, B. (2006). The Impact of Holidays on Stock Market Performance: Evidence from Jordanian and Egyptian Stock Markets. Journal of Development and Economic Policies8(2), 5-35.

Aintablian, S. & Roberts, G.S. (2005). Market Response to the Announcements of Mergers and Acquisitions of Canadian Financial Institutions. Multi-National Finance Journal, 9(1/2), 72-98. (*)

Aintablian, S., McGraw, P.M. & Roberts, G.S (2007). Bank Monitoring and Environmental Risk. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 34 (1-2), 389-401.