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Vice Rector of Nova University Lisbon, responsible for the International Development of the institution. Until recently he has been the Associate Dean for Institutional Relations at Nova School of Business and Economics in the same University, being the main responsible for Institutional contacts and the international strategy, including accreditations, rankings, networking and alliances design since 2005. He created and developed the Undergraduate Management course (1996-2001), directed the PhD in Economics (2003-2009), created the PhD in Finance (2004-2009), and more recently directed the PhD in Management (2010-2015). As a CEMS Executive board member (since 2008), he chaired the CEMS Research and Doctoral Education Committee (2010-2014) and was elected in 2016 to chair the CEMS Quality and Assurance Committee. Also he has been appointed by EFMD as expert supporting business education development in Cuba.

He holds a Ph.D. in Management (1995) from INSEAD and a PhD in Physics from Sao Paulo University (1988). He was a visiting scholar at Heidelberg University (1988-89), at the London School of Economics (2002), and at the MIT (2012).

João Amaro de Matos teaches at Nova SBE. His topics range from Corporate Finance, Investments, Derivatives, Risk Management to Continuous-Time Finance. He teaches at the Undergraduate, Masters, MBA and PhD levels. Additionally, he is a regular visiting professor at various European and Brazilian schools such as INSEAD, HEC Geneva, INSPER and Getúlio Vargas Foundation.

In terms of research he worked in Econometric problems related to the test of American Option Pricing Models, develops his work in the area of asset pricing in incomplete markets and is more recently focused on modeling the impact of social interaction in market transactions. He wrote more than 50 scientific works among books, chapters, papers, and conference proceedings. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Econometrics, European Journal of Finance, Mathematical Finance, Journal of Statistical Physics and Physica A, among others. He is the author of the graduate textbook "Theoretical Foundations of Corporate Finance", (Princeton University Press, 2001), and more recently "Sustainability and Organizational Change Management" (Routledge, 2015) jointly with Stewart Clegg. João Amaro de Matos has participated in numerous conferences and seminars and has supervised many MSc and PhD thesis in the area of Finance and Economics. He has founded and organized since 2007 the annual Luso-Brazilian Finance Meetings.

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Current research interests include:  Incomplete markets, derivatives and risk management, corporate governance and network analysis.


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