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Melissa Porras Prado is an Associate Professor of finance at Nova School of Business and Economics. She has a Ph.D. in Finance from RSM Erasmus University.

 A primary theme of her research is to understand how market frictions affect institutional investor trading behavior and asset prices.

She published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies among others. Her research has been presented at many international conferences, including the AFA and EFA meetings.

Current research interests include: Institutional Investment and Mutual Funds, Empirical asset pricing, Short Selling and Real Estate. 

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Research Output at NOVA 2013 2019

  • 37 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 7 Article
  • 1 Working paper
2 Citations (Scopus)

An analysis of over-the-counter and centralized stock lending markets

Huszár, Z. R. & Prado, M. P., Mar 2019, In : Journal Of Financial Markets. 43, p. 31-53

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pricing efficiency
Short-sale constraints
Tokyo Stock Exchange
2 Citations (Scopus)


Boons, M. & Prado, M. P., Feb 2019, In : Journal of Finance. 74, 1, p. 239-279

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Term structure
Market clearing
Mutual funds
Investment decision
Investment horizon
3 Downloads (Pure)

Competition and cooperation in mutual fund families

Evans, R. B., Porras Prado, M. & Zambrana, R., 5 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Financial Economics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mutual funds
Cooperation and competition
5 Citations (Scopus)

Fund performance and equity lending: Why lend what you can sell?

Evans, R., Ferreira, M. A. & Prado, M. P., May 2017, In : Review Of Finance. 21, 3, p. 1093-1121 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fund performance
Short selling

Press / Media

Fund firms with more competition outperform

Richard Evans, Melissa Porras Prado & Rafael Zambrana Galacho


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research