Amira Annabi

Associate 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.


  • Professional Experience and Memberships

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    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.