Efthimios Demirakos is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Department of Accounting and Finance at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Accounting and an M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance from Manchester Business School. During his doctoral studies, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a visiting scholar. He also holds a B.B.A. from the Athens University of Economics and Business and the CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) professional qualification.
He has received numerous merit-based scholarships and awards from several institutions and foundations, e.g. Propondis Foundation, Bodossaki Foundation, University of Manchester, Worldwide Universities Network, Greek State Scholarships Foundation, Stasinopoulos Foundation (Viohalco) and Chalkiopoulos Foundation. He has also received the Teaching Award of the M.Sc. programme in Accounting and Finance of the Athens University of Economics and Business for the academic year 2011 - 2012.
His research interests focus on equity valuation, market-based accounting and the evaluation of financial analysts' target prices. His research has been published in academic journals, such as the European Accounting Review and Accounting Horizons. He has a substantial number of publications in Greek professional magazines and financial press. Efthimios has significant teaching experience in financial accounting, financial statement analysis, corporate valuation, internal auditing, fraud examination, accounting information systems and cost accounting.He is a member of the European Accounting Association, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association and the Economic Chamber of Greece.