I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Financial Management at IESE. BA and Master in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University. I received my doctorate from the University of Barcelona after several years of at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania.
My research focuses on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and AI. Currently, I investigate how the common ownership of institutional shareholders impacts the corporate decisions of the companies in their portfolio. My research has been published in the Journal of Finance, Review of Finance, Harvard Business Review among other academic journals, as well as in various media (Financial Times, The Economist, Blooomberg, BBC). I have received several internationally recognized awards such as the Brattle Prize, and have presented my research at prestigious universities and at leading conferences in finance (WFA, EFA, AFA, NBER, etc.).
I also have entrepreneurial experience. I was part on the initial team of the largest digital data platform for academic research, Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WRDS is a business intelligence and data platform owned by The Wharton School. It currently serves more than 500 institutions around the world and consists of a network of more than half a million researchers and users. I joined at the start-up phase leading the platform design and strategic content decisions. And I am currently leading the group’s international operations and business development in EMEA.
I have been a member of the Modern Pentathlon national team competing internationally.