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Heitor Almeida

Professor of Finance and Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Chair in Corporate Finance

Educational Background

PhD Economics, University of Chicago, 2000
Master in Economics, PUC-Rio at Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 1995
BA Business Administration, UNA, Belo Horizonte, UG, 1993
BA Economics, UFMG at Belo Horizonte, MG, 1991

Positions Held

Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Distinguished Chair in Finance, University of Illinois, 2011-2012
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2010-2012
Professor of Finance, University of Illinois, 2009-2012
Director of the Finance PhD program, University of Illinois, 2008-2012
Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2005-2010
Associate Professor of Finance, University of Illinois, 2007-2009
Associate Professor of Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University, 2007-2008
Assistant Professor of Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University, 2000-2006
Visiting Professor, FGV-Rio, 2001-2003

Recent Publications

Almeida, H., Campello, M., Laranjeira, B., Weisbenner, S. 2012. Corporate Debt Maturity and the Real Effects of the 2007 Credit Crisis. Critical Finance Review, 1: 3-58

Almeida, H., Campello, M., Hackbarth, D. 2011. Liquidity Mergers. Journal of Financial Economics, 102: 526-558 SSRN Abstract

Almeida, H., Campello, M., Weisbach, M. 2011. Corporate Financial and Investment Policies when Future Financing is not Frictionless. Journal of Corporate Finance, 17: 675-693 SSRN Abstract

Honors and Awards

Scholar, CFO Program Fellows and Scholars, Deloitte LLP, 2011-2012
Associate Editor, Management Science, 2010-2012
Faculty Research Fellow, NBER, 2005-2011
Referee of the Year, Review of Financial Studies, 2010

Service Activities

Associate Editor, Management Science, 2011-2012
Presenter, European Central Bank (Frankfurt-GER), University of Connecticut, Norwegian School of Economics, University of New South Wales, University of Technology Sydney, University of Sydney, University of Southern California, University of California at San Diego, 2011-2012
Ad Hoc Referee, American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance , Journal of Political Economy, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Economic Studies, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Review of Economics and Statistics, Finance Research Letters, 2008-2012
Associate Editor, International Review of Finance, 2008-2012
Associate Editor, Review of Financial Studies, 2008-2012
Lecturer, Deloitte CFO Conference, HKUST Finance Symposium, NBER Summer Meeting, 2011
Session Chair, WFA Meeting, 2011
Presenter, ESSEC-Paris, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of Florida, University of Amsterdam, 2010-2011
Presenter, NYU-Penn Law and Finance Conference, Brazilian Finance Meeting (keynote speaker), 2010
Session Chair, AFA Meeting, 2010
Presenter, Emory University, DePaul University/Chicago Fed, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Miami, Southern Methodist University, 2009-2010

Teaching and Research Interests

Mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance

Financial constraints, international corporate finance, business groups, financial distress, corporate governance and managerial decision-making.


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