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Profile for Zafeira Kastrinaki

Zafeira Kastrinaki

Research Topic

Essays on the Dynamics of Mergers and Acquisitions

This thesis consists of a collection of essays on the dynamics of Mergers and Acquisitions:

    1) The cyclic behaviour of UK merger activity and the structure of M&A time series : frequency and time domain approach

    2) Do merger and business cycles tend to synchronise? The UK experience

    3) Takeover risk and the role of pre-emption : the experience of British firms in the 1990s

    4) Forecasting mergers more accurately: a hazard model

    Topics of Research Interest

      1) Wave behaviour of M&A activity and the influence of macroeconomic factors

      2) Strategic motives of M&As

      3) Pre-emptive mergers and interdependence of merger decisions over time (sequential mergers)

      4) Optimal timing of investment

      5) Economic duration data and hazard models

      6) Modelling trends and cycles in economic time series

      Working Papers

      • 31st March-1st April 2005, The Dynamics of Merger and Acquisition Activity,

            European Doctoral Research Conference, Imperial College London