ACADEMIC AREA Finance AREAS OF EXPERTISE Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Corporate Financial Strategies, Mergers and Acquisitions, International Finance BiographyPublicationsCoursesCase Studies Education: Diploma, National Technical University of Athens; MBA, University of Massachusetts; MPhil, Ph.D., New York UniversityProfessor Allayannis is the Paul Tudor Jones Chair in Business Administration and Associate Dean of Darden's Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) program. He is an expert in Corporate Finance, Risk Management and Financial Institutions. His primary research focus is on corporate risk management, corporate financial policies and international finance. Specifically, his work examines the impact of financial and operational risk management on firm valuation and risk, the valuation implications of cash flow volatility and the determinants and evolution of a firm's exchange-rate risk. His recent work explores capital structure and liquidity as a way to manage risk and improve value, corporate governance and earnings management. His research has been published in leading finance journals, such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies.Professor Allayannis has taught in the First Year Finance program (Corporate Finance) and elective courses in Portfolio, Valuation, and Financial Institutions and Markets as well as in programs in Darden's Executive Education, the CFA Institute, SNL Financial and the World Bank. He was the recipient of: the University of Virginia Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award in 2011; the Outstanding Faculty Award in 2002, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2012; was elected Faculty Marshal by the graduating classes of 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2012; the Wachovia Award for Research Excellence in 2002 for his article on corporate risk management and its impact on firm value; and The Case Center award in 2014 in the area of finance, accounting and control, for his case on global banking and the impact of Basel III regulation.Between 2005-07, Allayannis was a director in Citigroup's Global Financial Strategy Group in the Investment Banking Division. He worked extensively with clients in the financial institutions and industrial sectors advising on a broad range of issues such as capital structure, credit ratings, capital distribution policies, valuation and risk management. He was involved in several strategic and financing transactions. Allayannis also published several Citigroup reports on risk management in emerging markets, the impact of energy prices on corporate financial strategies and the value creation of divestitures in the financial services sector.Selected PublicationsAllayannis, George, Ugur Lel, and Darius P. Miller. "The Use of Foreign Currency Derivatives, Corporate Governance, and Firm Value Around the World," Journal of International Economics, Vol. 87, No. 1 (May 2012): p. 65-79.Brian Rountree, James P. Weston, and George Allayannis. "Do Investors value smooth performance?," Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 90, No.3, December 2008, 237-251. MBA CoursesFirst Year Finance Valuation Financial Institutions and Markets PortfolioExecutive Education CoursesDarden/SNL Executive Program in Bank Financial Leadership Advancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.George Yiorgos Allayannis' cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.