I am an Assistant Professor of Finance at the School of Economics and Management, University of Porto (FEP.UP), where I teach several undergraduate and graduate courses in finance (namely, Capital Budgeting, Real Options and Corporate Finance II). I'm an Associate Researcher at the Research Center in Economics and Finance (CEF-UP), and, since 2011, I serve as Director of the Master in Finance Programme.
I obtained the title of Agregado (Habil.) in Management from the School of Economics and Management, University of Porto (2018). I hold a PhD in Business Administration (field: Finance) from the School of Economics and Management, University of Minho (2006), and a MSc in Business Administration (specialization in Corporate Finance) also from the University of Minho (2000).
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
My research interests regard essentially the theory of Real Options and its links with various topics in corporate finance. Specific topics include: investment decisions under hidden competition; dynamics of corporate growth; non-competition covenants; real options with agency costs; public-private partnerships; investment incentives; real options perspective for M&A, among others.
I have published in the following academic journals: European Financial Management, Journal of Business Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, European Journal of Finance, International Review of Economics & Finance, Quantitative Finance, International Journal of Finance & Economics, Economic Modelling, Economics Letters, Mathematics and Financial Economics, among others. Find here the complete list of publications.
Before joining FEP in 2009, I was the CFO of Valente Marques Group (2005-2009), an Invited Assistant Lecturer at the University of Minho (2001-2005) and I assumed different management position before 2001 in several companies in Portugal.