Anis Samet

Anis Samet

Associate Professor of Finance, American University of Sharjah

Anis Samet is an Associate Professor of Finance at the American University of Sharjah. Dr. Anis holds a Ph.D. from HEC-Montreal-Canada and he is certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM). His research interests include banking, international finance, asset pricing, corporate finance, and corporate governance. Dr. Anis has published in top-tier Finance journal, such as Journal of Banking and Finance, Emerging Markets Review, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of international Financial Markets and Institutions. Dr Anis offered several financial and executive trainings to UAE Central Bank, Sharjah Finance Ministry, Sharjah Asset Management, UAE Securities and Commodities Authority, and Nasdaq Dubai.

Areas of Interest:

  • Banking
  • International Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cost of Capital
  • Risk Management


  • Ph.D. in Administration, Finance specialization, HEC Montreal, Canada. Thesis title: “ADR Listings and the Financing Decisions of Foreign Firms”. Jan. 2005-Apr. 2009
  • Master of Science, Money and Finance specialization, HEC, Tunisia. Thesis title: “The impact of the transfer from fixing to continuous quotation on the liquidity, price, volatility, and efficiency”. Sep. 2001-Jan. 2003
  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Finance concentration, HEC, Tunisia. Dissertation title: “Insurance Sector Analysis in Tunisia”. Sep. 1996- Jun. 2001


  • Associate Professor, American University of Sharjah (AACB accredited), Sep. 2015 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, American University of Sharjah (AACB accredited), August 2011-August 2015
  • Assistant Professor, Abu Dhabi University, August 2009-July 2011

Latest Publications:

  • “Bank Capital and the Cost of Equity”, IMF working paper, with Mohammed Belkhir, Sami Ben Naceur, and Ralph Chami, Journal of Financial Stability, Forthcoming.
  • “Collectivism and Commonality in Liquidity” with Mohsen Saad, Journal of Business Research 116, 137-162.
  • “Stock Extreme Illiquidity and the Cost of Capital”, with Mohamed Belkhir and Mohsen Saad, Journal of Banking and Finance 112, 2020, 1-21.
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