João Amaro de Matos
João Amaro de Matos
Associate Professor

João Amaro de Matos is Vice Rector of Nova University, Lisbon, having joined Nova School of Business and ECONOMICS in 1995, where he has been Associate Dean for International Development (2005-2017) and Director of the PhD Programs. He worked for the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) as an expert for the internacionalization of Cuban Universities, was a member of the International Board of the Strasbourg Business School, and was a member of the Executive Board (2007-2017) of the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS), chairing its Research and Doctoral Education Comittee (2008-2012) and its Quality Assessment Comittee (2015-2017). He holds a Ph.D. in Management (1995) from INSEAD and a PhD in Physics (1988) from Sao Paulo University. He was a visiting scholar at Heidelberg University (1988-89), at the London School of Economics (2002), and at the MIT (2012). He teaches Corporate Finance, Investments, Derivatives, Risk Management and Continuous-Time Finance at all levels. Additionally, João Amaro de Matos has taught in various European and Brazilian schools such as INSEAD, HEC Geneva, INSPER and Getúlio Vargas Foundation. He is the author of the textbook "Theoretical Foundations of Corporate Finance", (Princeton University Press, 2001), and also of "Sustainability and Organizational Change Management", (Routledge, 2015). 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. 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.


Ph.D. in Management; 1995; INSEAD, Major in Finance

Ph.D. in Physics; 1988; Instituto de Física at Universidade de São Paulo

M.Sc. in Physics; 1984; Instituto de Física at Universidade de São Paulo

B. Sc. in Business Administration; 1983; Fundação Getúlio Vargas

B.Sc. in Physics; 1981; Universidade de São Paulo

Incomplete markets; derivatives and risk management; corporate governance and network analysis.