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My name is Menelaos Tasiou, I grew up in the mountainous areas of Northern Greece and I live in the UK. I am a Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Methods and Data Analytics at the Department of Accounting & Financial Management. I officially joined the Business School in December 2018, having previously been a Graduate Teaching Assistant since January 2017. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Economics (University of Crete, Greece), a Master's degree in Banking and Finance (Surrey Business School), and a PhD in Economics and Finance (Portsmouth Business School).

Teaching Responsibilities

My teaching responsibilities include delivering lectures in and across subject groups of the Faculty in modules such as Quantitative Methods & Data AnalysisStatistics & Data ModellingBusiness Intelligence or Analytics and Introduction to Finance.

Research Interests

My research lies in the intersection of Finance, Decision Analysis and Management Science. I'm specialising in quantitative topics around the area of metric modelling and decision analysis via means of Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) methods, mostly applied in the domain of FinanceIf I were to summarise my research, at a theoretical level, it deals with modelling aspects that enhance decision-making; at an empirical level, it is in the field of finance & banking, and revolves around the actual factors that shape decision-making -from objectively measurable ones attributed to corporate governance, to behavioural ones often proxied by informal institutions- and the corporate outcomes that are affected as a result thereof.

In more detail, my twofold interests are as follows:

  • On the one hand, they revolve around the development and application of methodological frameworks using metrics (commonly encountered as 'composite indicators'). Put simply, metrics are an intrinsic measurement mechanism used to show to decision/policy-makers how well economic units perform, or how efficient they are relative to their counterparts. My research on that front deals particularly with the modelling of weighting and aggregation steps in metric development, with a focus on how can a benchmarked unit of interest improve.
  • On the other hand, my research revolves around empirical finance applications, such as financial institutions and firms’ risk and performance, managerial and governance attributes and the interplay between firms, formal and informal institutions. Put simply, firms do not exist in a vacuum, although that would be a great parsimonious simplification for many research streams. My interest lies in observing and measuring changes driven by those sitting at the firms' wheel, by those setting the rules of the game, as well as how all these are conditioned by the -often neglected yet highly important- 'unwritten' social rules.


Selected Publications:

  • Gaganis, C., Pasiouras, F., Tasiou, M., & Zopounidis, C. (2021). CISEF: a Composite Index of Social, Environmental and Financial performance, European Journal of Operational Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2020.09.035.
  • Greco, S., Ishizaka, A., Tasiou, M., & Torrisi, G. (2020). The ordinal input for cardinal output approach of non-compensatory composite indicators: the PROMETHEE scoring method, European Journal of Operational Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2020.05.036.
  • Gaganis, C., Papadimitri, P., & Tasiou, M. (2020). A multicriteria decision support tool for modelling bank credit ratings, Annals of Operations Research. DOI: 10.1007/s10479-020-03516-9.
  • Greco, S., Ishizaka, A., Tasiou, M., & Torrisi, G. (2019). Sigma-Mu efficiency analysis: a methodology for evaluating units through composite indicators. European Journal of Operational Research278(3), 942-960, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2019.04.012.


For more information about my research, visit my website.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification


1 Sep 201631 Oct 2019

Award Date: 31 Oct 2019

Master of Science, University of Surrey

1 Sep 20151 Aug 2016

Award Date: 1 Aug 2016

BA (Hons), University of Crete

1 Sep 20101 Aug 2014

Award Date: 1 Aug 2014


  • HG Finance
  • Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial engineering
  • Corporate Governance
  • Composite Indicators
  • Modelling
  • Empirical Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis
  • MCDA


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