Department of Accounting and Finance
Faculty Name: Dr. Zaher Zantout
Title: Professor of Finance
College/School: School of Business & Management
Department: Department of Accounting and Finance
Office Location: SBM-2142
Phone: +(971) 6 515 2347
Fax: +(971) 6 515 4065
E-mail: View e-mail address
Teaching Areas  
Corporate Finance, International Financial Management
Research Areas
Corporate restructuring, corporate governance, financing of corporate research and development, financial innovation, capital market efficiency and dividend policy.
  • Ph.D. in Finance, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1990
  • M.B.A. in Business Administration, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1984
  • B.A. in Business Administration, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1982
Professional Experience  
  • Associate Professor of Finance, American University of Sharjah, U.A.E. 2007-Current
  • Associate Professor of Finance, Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, 1996-2006
  • Assistant Professor of Finance, Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, 1990-1995
  • Financial Consultant to several profit and not-for-profit institutions, 1994-Current
  • Banking sector, Beirut, Lebanon, 1984-1987
Academic and Professional Awards  
  • Rider University, College of Business Administration, Davis Fellowship in 2004 & 1997.
  • Rider University, Paid Research Leave in Spring 2005 & Fall 1997.
  • Rider University, Summer Research Fellowship in 2002, 2001, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1993 & 1991.
  • Rider University, College of Business Administration, Course Release Award in 1993 & 1992.
Selected Research, Scholarship and Creative Work
  • Saad, M. and Z. Zantout, 2009, Stock price and systematic risk effects of discontinuation of corporate R&D programs, Journal of Empirical Finance 16, 568-581.
  • Chou, D., Y. Liu, and Z. Zantout, 2009, Long-term stock performance following extraordinary and special cash dividends, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 49, 54-73.
  • Liu, Y., S. Szewczyk, and Z. Zantout, 2008, Under-reaction to dividend omissions and reductions?Journal of Finance 63, 987-1020.
  • Sanchez, M. and Z. Zantout, 2007, Efficiency of event-induced abnormal revisions of analystsí earnings forecasts, Journal of Investing 16, 42-53.
  • Liu, Y., M. O'Reilly-Allen, and Z. Zantout, 2007, The welfare effects of the National Cooperative Research Act (NCRA) of 1984 and the National Cooperative Production Act (NCPA) of 1993,American Journal of Economics and Sociology 66, 985-1004.
  • Zantout, Z., 1997, A test of the debt-monitoring hypothesis: The case of corporate R&D expenditures, Financial Review 32, 21-48.
  • Gulati, D. and Z. Zantout, 1997, Inflation, capital structure, and immunization of the firmís growth potential, Journal of Financial and Strategic Decisions 10, 77-90.
  • Szewczyk, S., G. Tsetsekos, and Z. Zantout, 1997, Do dividend omissions signal future earnings or past earnings? Journal of Investing 6, 40-53.
  • Zantout, Z., 1997, The Lebanese Treasury auction: An evaluation of the Treasuryís choice of the auction design, Monthly Publication of the Association of Banks of Lebanon 9, 13-22.
  • Zantout, Z. and M. OíReilly-Allen, 1996, Determinants of corporate strategy and gains of acquiring firms, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance 11, 119-129.
  Conference Presentations
  • Multinational Finance Society Conference, Crete, Greece. 2009
  • Financial Management Association, Prague, Czech Republic. 2008
  • Paris Finance International Meeting, Paris, France. 2008
  • Financial Management Association, Orlando, Florida. 2007
  • Multinational Finance Society Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece. 2007

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