Spyros is a PhD candidate in Accounting and Finance at the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) of The University of Manchester. Prior to joining AMBS, he worked as a senior analyst for Ernst & Young, where he gained experience on Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As), and Public to Private Transactions (P2Ps). Spyros frequently draws on his working experience to teach prospective students in Accounting and Finance (i) the valuation and stewardship roles of accounting information, and (ii) corporate taxation.

His interests broadly lie in empirical accounting research and are centred on two areas. First, Spyros is interested in exploring the economic consequences of taxation for corporations. In this regard, he researches the roles of the corporate tax rate, the corporate taxable income, and corporate tax planning in shaping economic firm-level outcomes. Second, he has an interest on the determinants and consequences of firms’ tax planning strategies. In the future, Spyros plans to extend his work on both areas, and also explore the role of accounting regulations in facilitating corporate taxation decisions.

Spyros earned an M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance with high honours and a B.Sc. in Business Administration, all from Athens University of Economics and Business. In his free time, Spyros is a bookworm, swims, enjoys watching and playing basketball, and polishes his coding skills.

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