Professor of Finance at IESE Business School.

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) founder team.

CEPR Fellow & World Economic Forum Expert Network.

Board Member at Banc Sabadell.


This is the central topic in my research agenda. It includes questions regarding the impact on firm value, investments and executive compensation.


I explore the incentives to engage in M&A, the effects on premiums and probabilities to become a target.


I analyze how female board representation has an impact on reducing gender pay gaps among executives.


Recently, I estimate the level of AI adoption by firms and the impact on value, investments and wage premia.


The Global Standard for Business Research

WRDS Data Platform

WRDS is an online platform that provides access to 70+ data providers. As well, it delivers tools to speed up research production and online classroom teaching.

Director of International Initiatives

In 2001, we launched the internationalization of our services. We opened the EMEA market which currently provides 1/3 of WRDS turnover.

Video Channel

Here are a few videos that cover bio, interviews and research presentations.

Jamie Dimon’s interview on May 1st, 2023 – the day First Republic was acquired.

The deal was agreed upon the night before. The next day, JPMorgan CEO, Jamie Dimon, received IESE at the headquarters…

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How is the European banking system different from the US? IESE Banking Meeting 2023

The banking crisis that started with the failure of SV Bank and led to the acquisition of First Republic by…

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AI investing as a path for innovation – the Allianz X way

AI for Good, GAR 2022 Munich. My session explored the challenges and opportunities of investing in AI-driven business models and…

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Open Day PMD at IESE

I participated in the Open for the IESE PMD program (Program for Management Development) with a short lecture on how…

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D.A.R.T. Paths by WRDS

AT WRDS, we recently launched an new initiative, D.A.R.T.s! Data + Analytics + Research + Technology A new platform where…

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Banc Sabadell Board Member

On February 20th, the General Meeting of Shareholders of Banc Sabadell agreed to propose my appointment as an independent Board…

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