Amira Annabi

Assistant Professor, Economics & Finance

I joined Manhattan College as an assistant Professor of Finance in September 2012.

I earned a Bachelor of Science from the Superior Institute of Management, Tunisia; a Master of Sciences in Financial Engineering from HEC Montreal, Canada, and a PhD in Finance from HEC Montreal.

Courses Taught

  • FIN 301      Principles of Business Finance I
  • FIN 416      Options and Futures Markets
  • FIN 303      Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • FIN 308      Investments
  • Research

    Human interaction with and within the financial field is the core of my research interests.  While I am deeply fascinated by the application of Game Theory to bankruptcy cases, and how the changing US legal environment, including Chapter 11 laws, affect corporations as well as their stakeholders and stockholders, I am also interested in the new accounting disclosure laws that followed the 2008 financial crisis. As the pace of amendments to government regulations increased, I recognized more overlap with other scholarly fields, specifically management and economics. 

    My papers were presented at numerous prestigious national and international conferences, and published in the Journal of Economic Dynamic and Control and the European Journal of Operational Research.


  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Submitted under Review

    • Annabi A., and Reuben A. K.. On the post-crisis banks’ fair value measurement disclosure. Submitted, International Journal of Economics and Business Research, june, 2018.

    • Annabi, A., González R., M.J., & Müller, F. Financial Literacy Among College Students. Manuscript submitted for publication to Journal of Financial Education, July, 2017.

    User Manual

    • Annabi, A. (2017). Bloomberg User Manual: The Practical Reference to Using Bloomberg Software in Options and Futures Markets Course. Doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.20352.84480

    Papers in Development

    • Annabi, A., Breton, M., & François, P. . Redemption Option under The New Chapter 11.
    • Annabi, A.. Use it or Lose it: How to Implement Bloomberg in Teaching Derivatives.
    • Annabi, A., Farrelly Lowry, A., Khoury, J., & Reesor, A. Financial Literacy: A Comparative Study Between the Bronx and the West Bank

    Conferences and Seminars

    • Financial literacy and Debt Management among U.S. College Students. Co-authors Jimena González and Fabian Mueller.
    2017 National Conference on Teaching and Research on Economic Education (CTREE). Denver, Colorado. May 31st- June 2nd, 2017. (To be Presented)

    Banks’ Asset and Liability Valuation in the New Regulatory Environment: A Game Theory Perspective. Co-author Alicja K. Reuben.

    Portsmouth-Fordham Conference on Banking & Finance. Portsmouth Business School, UK. September 24-25, 2016.

    2016 New York City International Academic Conference on Business & Economics. NYU, Kimmel Center. May 22-25, 2016.

    34th International Business Research Conference. Imperial College, London, UK. April 4-5, 2016.

    Annual Paris Economics, Finance and Business Conference. World Business Institute. April 7-8, 2016.

    • On the post-crisis banks’ fair value measurement disclosure. Co-author Alicja K. Reuben.

    Dubai 21st International Conference on “Business, Economics, Social Science & Humanities- BESSH-2016”. Dubai, UAE, October 7-8, 2016.

    Society for the Advancement of Socio-economics (SASE) Berkeley Conference. University of California, Berkeley. June 24-26, 2016

    Business Seminar, Queen’s College. May 2nd 2016.

    Seminar Series, Manhattan College, NY, United States. November 18, 2015.

    • The Resolution of Financial Distress under Chapter 11: A Dynamic Game Approach. Co-authors P. François and M. Breton.

    Seminar Series, Manhattan College, NY, United States. February 12, 2013.

    2011 FMA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, United States. October 19-22, 2011.

    11e Conférence annuelle : Les Journées du CIRPÉE, Bécancour, Canada. October 7‐8, 2011.

    International Symposium of Dynamic Games, Banff, Canada. June 19-23, 2010.

    2nd Financial Risks International Forum on "Risk Management & Financial Crisis", Paris, March 19‐20, 2009.

    The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis: Workshop on Dynamic Games in Economics, Rimini, 4‐5 December 2008

    2008 FMA European Conference, Prague, Czech Republic. June 4-6, 2008.

    Seminar Series, Brock University, Canada. May 16 2008.

    2007 FMA Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, United States. October 18-20, 2007.

    2007 EFMA Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria. June 27-30, 2007.

    • The Evaluation of Convertible Debts by Linear Complementarity Approach. Co-author M. Denault.
    Annual AFFI Conference, Hammamet, Tunisia. March 16-18, 2003.
  • Professional Experience and Memberships

    Financial Management Association (FMA)

    •  Active member: 2005 – present.
    • Attend and present research at national and international FMA conferences.

    Financial Management Association National Honors Society (FMA NHS)

    • Faculty Advisor of MC Chapter: 2013 - present
    • Induct students during the Spring Honor Convocation and the School of Business Spring Honors Dinner.
    • Manhattan College Chapter won the FMA NHS Special Recognition Membership Award for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years.

    Manhattan College Investment Club (MCIC)

    • Faculty Advisor of MC Chapter: 2012 - present
    • Overview: Originally called the IDEA (Individuals Doomed to Earn Affluence) Investment Club, the Manhattan College Investment Club (MCIC) started in 1998 by a group of students that saw an attractive opportunity to integrate real stock investing experience into the college's business curriculum. Today, MCIC has extended its reach well beyond the Manhattan College campus, with connections to many financial institutions and investment conventions in Manhattan, as well as many alumni who visit as guest speakers and recruit interns. MCIC has grown to be a great way to start career in the financial world. 
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    • Best paper prize for journal award, International review of Business Research papers, April 2016. Awarded at the 34th International Business Research Conference. Imperial College, London, UK.

    • Montreal Institute of Mathematical Finance (IFM2) Fellowship, 2004-2007. Awarded to top five Ph.D. students in Mathematical Finance in Montreal.
    • Center for Research on E-Finance (CREF) Fellowship, 2004-2007. Awarded to selected Ph.D. students based on research and other academic qualifications.
    • Alma Lepage Award, HEC Montreal, 2005.  Awarded to the best female Ph.D. student at HEC Montreal to promote the “Advancement of Women in Management.”
    • Tunisian Ministry of Education Ph.D. Scholarship, 2002-2005. National recognition awarded to top five Tunisian Ph.D. students in Finance.
    • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Fellowship, 2001-2002. Awarded to selected M.Sc. students based on research and other academic qualifications.
    •  Tunisian Ministry of Education M.Sc. Scholarship, 2001-2002. National recognition awarded to top 10 Tunisian M.Sc. students in Finance.