Full Professor
Samir SAADI is the Vice-Dean Research and Full Professor of Finance at Paris School of Business. He received his Ph.D. from Smith School of Business of Queen’s University. Before joining PSB, he was a Full Professor and Ian Telfer Fellow of Behavioral Finance at The University of Ottawa. He was also a Visiting Scholar at research-intensive institutions such as Columbia University, New York University and INSEAD (Fontainebleau campus). His research interests include behavioral finance, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and Fintech. Along with several books and book chapters, Dr. Saadi has published over 60 academic papers in refereed journals such as the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting and Contemporary Accounting Research. He is the recipient of numerous best paper awards, and various prestigious awards from, among others, the American Finance Association. He held several external research grants from the Europlace Institute of Finance, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), among others.



  • PhD, Business Administration, Finance (graduated in 2012)


  • International business
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Finance

Teaching department

  • Finance




Scientific Article
Title Authors Source Date
The impact of geopolitical risks on foreign exchange markets: Evidence from the Russia–Ukraine war Samir SAADI, Ashrafee T. Hossain, Abdullah-Al Masum Finance Research Letters 01/2024
Generalist CEO and carbon emissions Samir SAADI, Ashrafee Hossain, Abdullah-Al Masum, Ramzi Benkraiem Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 09/2023
Cryptocurrency markets, macroeconomic news announcements and energy consumption Samir SAADI, Waid Ben Omrane, Qianru Qi Annals of Operations Research 07/2023
Firm inflexibility and the implied cost of equity Samir SAADI, Omrane Guedhami, Zhengwei Fu, Sadok El Ghoul Finance Research Letters 03/2023
Do data breach disclosure laws matter to shareholder risk? Samir SAADI, Syrine SASSI, Khaled Elmawazini, Khiyar Abdalla Khiyar, Mohammed Ali Finance Research Letters 01/2023
Does CEO risk-aversion affect carbon emission? Samir SAADI, Ashrafee Hossain, Abu S Amin Journal of Business Ethics 01/2023
Regulatory uncertainty and corporate social responsibility Samir SAADI, Lamia Chourou, Darlene Himick Finance Research Letters 01/2023
Investor heterogeneity and negative skewness in stock returns: Evidence from institutional investors? Stephane GOUTTE, Samir SAADI, Ramzi Benkraiem, Hui Zhu, Steven Zhu Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money 11/2022
Does media coverage affect credit rating change decisions? Samir SAADI, HK Baker, S Dutta, L Zhong Journal of Banking & Finance 01/2022