» Samir Saadi

Samir Saadi

Affiliate Research Fellow


Ph.D. Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada Financial Economics

Teacher’s Certificate Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada Accounting and Finance

M.B.A. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada Business Administration

B.Com. École supérieure de commerce de Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia Banking and Finance

Research Areas

Management & Administration, Payout Policy, Corporate Governance & CSR, Behavioral Finance

Teaching Areas

Corporate Finance, Behavioral Finance, International Finance, Financial Markets


Email: s.saadi@ipag.fr

Phone: +33 1 5363 3600

Campus: Paris, Nice

Samir Saadi is an Associate Professor of Finance at Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. Dr. Saadi holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Smith School of Business, Queen’s University. Before his current appointment, he was a Visiting Scholar at leading research-intensive institutions such as the Stern School of Business of New York University and INSEAD (France). His research interests include M&As, payout policy, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and behavioral finance. He held several external grants from, among others, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). His current research funded by SSHRC focuses on how social media influences corporate decisions and investors’ behavior. Along with several chapters in refereed books, he has published over 35 papers in peer-reviewed journals such us Financial Management, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. He is the recipient of best-paper awards and numerous prestigious awards and scholarships from, among others, the SSHRC, Queen’s University, the Europlace Institute of Finance, and the American Finance Association. Dr. Saadi was awarded the 2015 Telfer Researcher of the Year Award. In 2016, he received the Up-and-Coming Researcher Award, an award that recognizes young researchers “on a path to research excellence”. He was also awarded the 2016 Telfer Award of Excellence which recognizes excellence in the three areas of academia: research, teaching and service. Dr. Saadi has taught advanced corporate finance courses at graduate and undergraduate level. He has also taught fundamental finance courses at the Telfer Executive MBA program. Dr. Saadi continues to serve as a consultant for several companies and government agencies.

Boubakri, N., Chkir, I.E., Saadi, S., Zhu, H., 2020,  “Does National Culture Matter to Cash Holding?”, Journal of Corporate Finance, forthcoming.

Rjiba, H., Saadi, S., Boubaker, S., Ding, S., 2020 , “Annual Report Readability and the Cost of Equity Financing”, Journal of Corporate Finance, forthcoming.

Chourou, L., Purda, L., Saadi, S., 2020 “Economic Policy Uncertainty and Analysts’ Forecast Characteristics”, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, forthcoming.

Amairi, H., Saadi., S., Zantour., A., 2020, “Information Dissemination and Price Discovery”, Finance Research Letters, forthcoming.

Chkir, I., El Haj Hassan, B., Rjiba, H., Saadi, S., 2020, “Does Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Corporate Innovation? International Evidence”, Emerging Markets Review, forthcoming.

Sassi, S., Saadi, S., Boubaker, S., Chourou, L., 2019 , “External Governance and Cost of Equity Capital”, The Journal of Financial Research, 42:817-865.

Baker, H.K., Ni, Y., Saadi, S., Zhu, J., 2019, “Competitive Earnings News and Post-earnings Announcement Drift”,International Review of Financial Analysis, 63:331-343.

Boubaker, S., Chourou, L., Saadi, S., Zhong, L., 2019 , “Does Institutional Investor Horizon Influence Corporate Financing Decisions?”, International Review of Financial Analysis, 63:382-394.

Chourou, L., Saadi, S., Zhu, H., 2019, “How Does National Culture Influence IPO Underpricing?”, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 51:318-341.

Guesmi, K., Saadi, S., Abid, I., Ftiti, Z., 2019 , “Portfolio diversification with virtual currency: Evidence from bitcoin”,International Review of Financial Analysis, 63:431-437.

Saadi, S., Sahut, J.M., Switzer, L., Teulon, F., 2018, “Ethical Finance and Governance”, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, 19(2):202-205., Editorial

Chang, B., Dutta, S., Saadi, S., Zhu, P., 2018, “Corporate Governance and Dividend Payout Policy: Beyond Country-Level Governance”, The Journal of Financial Research, 41(4):445-484.

Boubaker, S., Chkir, I.E., Chourou, L., Saadi, S., 2018, “Does Geographic Location Matter to Stock Market Efficiency? Evidence from Variance Ratio Tests”, Journal of Forecasting, 38(4):311-326.

Dutta, S., Essaddam, N., Kumar, K., Saadi, S., 2017, “How does electronic trading affect efficiency of stock market and conditional volatility? Evidence from Toronto Stock Exchange”, Research in International Business and Finance, 39(B):867-877, January.

Boubaker, S., Chourou, L., Himick, D., Saadi, S., 2017, “It’s about Time! The Influence of Institutional Investment Horizon on Corporate Social Responsibility”, Thunderbird International Business Review, 59(4):1-45, (In Press), DOI: 10.1002/tie.21910.

Baker, H.K., Chkir, I.E., Saadi, S., Zhong, L., 2017, “What drives the high moments of hedge fund returns?”, Applied Economics, 49(8):738-755.

Boubaker, S., Nguyen, D.K., Saadi, S., 2016, “On the Robustness of Week-day Effect to Error Distributional Assumption: International Evidence”, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, 47(C):114-130.

Chkir, I.E., Chourou, L., Rahman, A.H., Saadi, S., 2015, “Econometric Fragility of Market Anomalies: Evidence from “Day-of-the-Week Effect” in Currency Markets”, Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting, 52(3 & 4):75-118.

Ding, S., Ni, Y., Rahman, A.H., Saadi, S., 2015, “Housing Price Growth and the Cost of Equity Capital”, Journal of Banking & Finance, 61:283-300, December.

Dutta, S., Amin, A., Saadi, S. and Vora, P. 2015. Institutional Shareholding and Information Content of Dividend Surprises: Re-examining the Dynamics in Dividend-Reappearance Era. Journal of Corporate Finance, 31: 152-170.

Since 2017: Telfer School of Ottawa, University of Ottawa: Associate Professor (Tenured)

Since 2013: Telfer School of Ottawa, University of Ottawa: Assistant Professor

2012 – 2013: Faculty of Business and Information Technology, University of Ontario Institute of Technology: Assistant Professor

2011 – 2012: Queen’s University, Queen’s School of Businesss: Instructor Master and Undergraduate programs

2011: New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business: Visiting Scholar

2010: Royal Military College: Department of Business Administration Instructor MBA Program

2010: INSEAD: Visiting Researcher

2006: University of Ottawa: Telfer School of Management Research Associate

2001 – 2002: University of Ottawa: Telfer School of Management Research Associate