Anis Samet


Qualifications: Ph.D. HEC Montreal, Canada Master’s Degree Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Tunis Money Finance Bachelor’s Degree Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Tunis Business Finance


Dr. Anis Samet holds a Ph.D. from HEC-Montreal-Canada and he is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM). He is currently teaching undergraduate and MBA courses at the American University of Sharjah (AACSB accredited), UAE. Before moving to the UAE, he worked as a risk management advisor at the largest pension fund in Canada and he taught at HEC-Montreal. His research interests include international finance, asset pricing, corporate finance, and corporate governance.

Areas of Expertise


Research Interest

International Finance Markets

Auditor Choice and Bank Risk-Taking” with Jorg Bley and Mohsen Saad, International Review of Financial Analysis, Forthcoming. 

Stock Extreme Illiquidity and the Cost of Capital”, with Mohamed Belkhir and Mohsen Saad, Journal of Banking and Finance, Forthcoming. 

Does Public-Private Status Affect Bank Risk-Taking? Worldwide Evidence”, with Narjess Boubakri and Sabri Boubaker, Journal of International Financial  Markets,  Institutions  & Money53, 2018, 287-306. 

Liquidity and the implied cost of equity capital” with Mohsen Saad, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money51, 2017, 15-38. 

National Culture and Bank Performance: Evidence from the Recent Financial Crisis”, with Narjess Boubakri and Ali Mirzaei, Journal of Financial Stability 29, 2017, 39-59. 

The Effects of Analyst Forecast Properties on the Cost of Debt: International Evidence”, with Narjess Boubakri, Sadok El Ghoul, Omrane Guedhami, Journal of  Financial  Research38, 2015, 461-493. 

Pricing, Dynamics, and Determinants of Illiquidity Risks: International Evidence” with Mohsen Saad, Emerging Markets Review 23, 2015, 124-147. “Call Feature and Corporate Bond Yield Spreads”, with Lamia Obay, Journal of Multinational Financial Management 25-26, 2014, 1-20. 

Do Political Institutions Affect the Choice of the U.S. Cross-Listing Venue?”, with Jean-Claude Cosset and Charles Martineau, Journal of Multinational Financial Management 27, 2014, 22-48. 

Do Islamic stock indexes outperform conventional stock indexes? A stochastic dominance approach”, with Osamah Al-Khazali and Hooi Lean, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal 28, 2014, 29-46. 

International Cross-Listings and Subsequent Market-Security Choices:  Evidence from ADRs”,  with  Narjess  Boubakri and  Jean-Claude  Cosset, Financial  Review 48,  2013, 311341. “The Choice of ADRs”, with Narjess Boubakri and Jean-Claude Cosset, Journal of Banking and Finance34, 2010, 2077-2095.                                                                     

Bank Capital and the Cost of Equity”, IMF working paper, with Mohammed Belkhir, Sami Ben Naceur, and Ralph Chami, Journal of Financial Stability, Forthcoming. Collectivism and Commonality in Liquidity” with Mohsen Saad, Journal of Business Research 116, 137-162.                                               

  • Investments 
  • Advanced Financial Modelling 
  • Futures & Options 
  • Investment & International Finance 
  • International Finance 
  • Investment 
  • Derivatives and Hedging 
  • Dashboard and Data Analysis with Excel 
  • Financial Risk Management 
  • Public Finance 
  • Global Securities 
  • Wealth Management 
  • Real State 
  • Operational Risk 
  • Option & Risk Management 
  • Investment theory & Analysis 
  • Financial Econometrics 
  • Financial Management 
  • Investment and Financial Policy 
  • Computer Applications in Finance 
  • Management of Financial Institutions   
  • Principles of Finance 
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis 

  • March 2009, Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (Canada), Excellence scholarship 
  • February 2008, Midwest Finance Association Meeting, San Antonio, Best paper award in international finance 
  • June 2007, Center for Research on HEC Montreal, E-Finance (CREF) excellence fellowship 
  • May 2006, HEC Montreal Canada, Excellence Fellowship 
  • December 2005,  HEC Montreal Canada, Excellence Fellowship 
  • January 2006, Tunisian Government, Excellence fellowship, Best teacher award in 2018
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