Assistant Professor of Finance

Academic Director - MSc in Finance


Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics

Universidade Católica Portuguesa


jfaias@ucp.pt

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Office 5305-A

Palma de Cima

1649-023 Lisboa, Portugal

Phone: +351 217 270 250

Fax: +351 217 270 252


José Faias is the academic director of the MSc in Finance and assistant professor at Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics.  He was awarded the 2018 and 2017 CATÓLICA-LISBON Distinguished Teaching Award - Master of Science Programs. He holds a PhD in Finance from Nova School of Business and Economics, a MSc in Statistics and Optimization from the School of Science and Technology of Nova University (FCT-UNL), a MBA from Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics and a BA ("Licenciatura") in Mathematics - Actuarial Sciences from  the School of Science and Technology of Nova University (FCT-UNL). He was a visiting fellow at Harvard University and a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan School of Management. He has previously taught at Nova School of Business and Economics and School of Science and Technology of Nova University (FCT-UNL), and worked in the insurance and investment banking industry.

His research interests include empirical asset pricing, empirical corporate finance and econometrics: portfolio choice, risk, extreme events, stock market efficiency, predictability, failure, and investor heterogeneity.


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