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Christos Cabolis

Christos Cabolis

Chief Economist, IMD World Competitiveness Center

Christos Cabolis is the Chief Economist at the IMD World Competitiveness Center. He is also the Head of Operations at IMD, and an Adjunct Professor of Economics and Competitiveness.

Cabolis joined IMD from ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece where he was an Associate Professor of Economics and Finance. Prior to ALBA, he was the Executive Director of the International Center for Finance at Yale School of Management. From 1997-2002 he was a lecturer of economics at Yale University, where he also served as Dean of Jonathan Edwards College. He has also taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara and at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School where he was Visiting Associate Professor of Finance in 2010-11.

Cabolis’ teaching focuses on courses related to business economics, macroeconomics, corporate finance, financial management, and industrial organization.

A Research Fellow at the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management, his research focuses on issues related to mergers, the valuation of changes in corporate governance, and measuring market power. Currently, he works in topics related to the effects of rating agencies’ valuations, the interplay between competition and specialization in venture capital firms, and the optimum size of banks.

He has been published in The Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Banking and Finance, among others. Cabolis has been awarded grants by the BSI Gamma Foundation and the Sloan Foundation for his research. He was also the recipient of the Inaugural Jaime Fernández de Araoz Award in Corporate Finance.

Cabolis holds a BA from the University of Athens, an MA from California State University, Long Beach, and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.