Academic Credentials

 

· PhD in Statistics, Department of Statistics, Athens University of Economics and Business. Thesis: “Bayesian model determination and nonlinear threshold volatility models”. Supervisor: Prof. Petros Dellaportas (12/2010)

· MSc in Applied Economics and Finance, Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business (1st place) (1/2005)

· BSc in Economics, Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business

(1st place)  (6/2003)

 

 

 

 

 

Athanassios Petralias

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Research

Books

Investments (in Greek)”. Authors: Athanassios Petralias and Elias Tzavalis. This book is distributed to the students of AUEB, as well as other universities in Greece. Tables for the excel applications found in the book can be downloaded here.

Investments exercises (in Greek)”. Authors: Athanassios Petralias and Elias Tzavalis. It is the supplementary exercise book.

 

Selected Publications

Economics, Econometrics and Bayesian statistics

Price discovery under crisis: Uncovering the determinant factors of prices using efficient Bayesian model selection methods”. Athanassios Petralias and Prodromos Prodromidis. Empirical Economics, 49(3), November 2015, pp. 859-879.

Volatility prediction based on scheduled macroeconomic announcements”. Athanassios Petralias and Petros Dellaportas. The Canadian Journal of Statistics, 43(2), June 2015, pp. 199-223.

Analyzing the unleaded gasoline retail price patterns in Greece: Apr. 2011 – Dec. 2012”. Athanassios Petralias, Sotirios Petros and Prodromos Prodromidis. South-Eastern Europe Journal of Economics-SEEJE, 12(2), November 2014, pp. 215-241.

Greece in recession: Economic predictions, mispredictions, forecast suggestions and policy implications”. Athanassios Petralias, Sotirios Petros and Prodromos Prodromidis. Cyprus Economic Policy Review, 7(2), December 2013, pp. 53-80.

An MCMC model search algorithm for regression problems”. Athanassios Petralias and Petros Dellaportas. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 83(9), September 2013, pp. 1722-1740.

An improved method for the computation of the Moore-Penrose inverse matrix”. Vasilios Katsikis, Dimitrios Pappas and Athanassios Petralias. Applied Mathematics and Computation, vol. 217, Issue 23, August 2011, pp. 9828-9834, doi: 10.1016/j.amc.2011.04.080.

Discrepancies of National Budget Policies in the EU-15 Economies”. Athanassios Petralias and Kyprianos Prodromidis. Public Finance Finances Publiques, 2010 (to be published in vol. 55, issue 3-4).

Epidemiology and Medical statistics

The impact of a school food aid program on household food insecurity” Athanassios Petralias, Eleni Papadimitriou, Elena Riza, Margaret R. Karagas, Alexia Zagouras, and Athena Linos, on behalf of the DIATROFI Program Research Team. European Journal of Public Health, February 2016, doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckv223.

The influence of a school-based intervention program regarding adherence to a healthy diet in children and adolescents of disadvantaged areas in Greece: The DIATROFI Study”. Christina-Maria Kastorini, Anastasia Lykou, Mary Yannakoulia, Athanassios Petralias, Elena Riza, and Athena Linos, on behalf of the DIATROFI Program Research Team. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, January 2016, doi: 10.1136/jech-2015-205680.

Oral exposure to hexavalent chromium through drinking water and urologic morbidity in an industrial area of Greece”. Dimitrios Karagiannis, Charalambos Deliveliotis, Eleni Papadimitriou, Elena Riza, Anastasia Lykou, Athanassios Petralias, Athanassios Papatsoris, Athena Linos. Journal of Public Health, 23(5), October 2015, pp. 249-255.

The effect of Greek herbal tea consumption on thyroid cancer: A case-control study”. Elena Riza, Athena Linos, Athanassios Petralias, Luca de Martinis, Leonidas Duntas, and Dimitrios Linos. European Journal of Public Health, April 2015, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckv063.

Socio-economic and lifestyle parameters associated with diet quality of children and adolescents using classification and regression tree analysis: The DIATROFI study”. Mary Yannakoulia, Anastasia Lykou, Christina-Maria Kastorini, Eirini Saranti Papasaranti, Athanassios Petralias, Afroditi Veloudaki, and Athena Linos. Public Health Nutrition, April 2015, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S136898001500110X.

Respiratory Disease Related Mortality and Morbidity on an Island of Greece Exposed to Perlite and Bentonite Mining Dust”. Stefanos Sampatakakis, Athena Linos, Eleni Papadimitriou, Athanasios Petralias, et al. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(1), October 2013, pp. 4982-4995.

Patient attitudes towards transaxillary robot assisted thyroidectomy”. Dimitrios Linos, Andreas Kiriakopoulos and Athanassios Petralias. World Journal of Surgery, 37(8), August 2013, pp. 1959-1965.

Scar perceptions after thyroid and parathyroid surgery: Comparison of minimal and conventional approaches”. Dimitrios Linos, Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Andreas Kiriakopoulos, Eleni Linos and Athanassios Petralias. Surgery, 153(3), March 2013, pp. 400-407.

Different effects of area of residency in atopic disorders and spirometric indices in children”. Eleni Papadimitriou, Elena Riza, Leonidas Pililitsis, Athanasios Petralias and Athena Linos. Journal of Public Health, 20(6), December 2012, pp. 577-584.

Psychometric Evaluation of Patient Scar Assessment Questionnaire Following Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery”. Konstantinos P. Economopoulos, Athanassios Petralias, Eleni Linos and Dimitrios Linos. Thyroid, 22(2), February 2012, pp. 145-150.

Oral ingestion of hexavalent chromium through drinking water and cancer mortality in an industrial area of Greece”. Athena Linos, Athanassios Petralias, Costas Christophi, et al. Environmental Health, 10:50, May 2011, doi:10.1186/1476-069X-10-50.

 

Thesis

PhD Thesis: “Bayesian model determination and nonlinear threshold volatility models”. Supervisor: Prof. Petros Dellaportas.

MSc Thesis: “Multivariate Garch models and portfolio optimization with major stock indices and options (in Greek)” (appendix). Supervisors: Prof. Efthymios Tsionas and Prof. Athanassios Episcopos.

 


 

Teaching

Oct. 11 – Oct. 14 (2 academic semesters): “Medical Statistics” in the MSc programme of Occupational Environmental Health, Administration and Economic Evaluation of the Athens Medical School.

Mar. 10 – June 14 (3 academic semesters): “Biostatistics II” in the MSc programme of Occupational Environmental Health, Administration and Economic Evaluation of the Athens Medical School.

May 08 – June 08: “Portfolio Investments” in the MSc programme of the Department of Economics of the Athens University of Economics and Business.

May 07 – Jan. 10 (4 academic semesters): “Market Analysis and Portfolio Management” in the MSc Programme of Banking and Finance of the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Jan. 06 – June 14 (5 academic semesters): Biostatistics” in the Department of Statistics of the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Sept. 05 – Jan. 10 (5 academic semesters): “Investments Appraisal” in the Department of Economics of the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Sept. 05 – Jan. 09 (4 academic semesters): Data Analysis” in the Department of Statistics of the Athens University of Economics and Business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources

Honors and Awards

 

     In the undergraduate studies:

· First place awards (4) and scholarships of honor (4) at each year of the undergraduate programme

(1999-2003) from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation

· Scolarship of honour, Chalkiopoulos foundation (2002)

· Scolarship, Sepentzi foundation (2003)

· Scolarships (2) for the graduation degree, National Bank of Greece (2003), EFG Eurobank (2003)

     In the postgraduate studies:

· Scolarships (3) for the first place at each semester of the MSc programme, Bank of Cyprus (2003-2004)

· Scholarships (2) for graduating first from the MSc programme, Sepentzi foundation (2005), National Bank of Greece (2005)

· Scholarship during the PhD programme, Propondis foundation (2006-2008)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applications:

Some interesting applications we developed intended to demonstrate introductory statistics and MCMC algorithms using Matlab GUI can be found here.

Favorite conference series:

Greek stochastics

Athens-Pavia Meeting on Statistics

Hierarchical Models and Markov Chain Monte Carlo

See also: Calendar of upcoming conferences and meetings on Probability and Statistics

Books to read (more than once):

· Logicomix”, Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos H. Papadimitriou, Alecos Papadatos, Annie Di Donna

· The Universe in a Nutshell”, Stephen Hawking

· Kendall’s Advanced Theory of Statistics, Vol. 2B: Bayesian Inference”, Anthony O’Hagan and Jonathan Forster

Interesting Links:

· Greek Statisticians Worldwide (Grstats)

· Thales and Friends

· Mathworks Matlab

· The Bayesian Singalong Book

· ALLSTAT Statistical Community