He is a professor of finance and the Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Chair in Corporate Finance. He is also a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research. He teaches courses in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance and maintains research interests in liquidity management, capital structure, corporate ownership structure, and corporate governance. His research has been cited by the Wall Street Journal, USA Today,
and the Financial Times
, and by prominent policy authorities such as the President of the European Central Bank. His research has received numerous awards such as the Journal of Finance’s Brattle Prize and the Jensen Prize for the Journal of Financial Economics,
and has received more than 4,000 citations by other researchers. He earned his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago, an MS in economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, a BA in economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, and a BA in business administration from the College of Business and Administration, UNA-MG.