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Ph.D. Finance, University of Illinois, 2000.
M.S. Finance, University of Illinois, 1995.
M.S. Business Administration, Pontifical Catholic University, 1994.
B.S. Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 1991.


Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2010
Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2006 - 2009
James F. Towey Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois, 2007 - 2009
Professor of Finance, University of Illinois, 2008 - 2009
Visiting Professor, University of Amsterdam, 2009
Alan J. and Joyce D. Baltz Professorship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
Associate Professor of Finance, University of Illinois, 2006 - 2008
Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Illinois, 2002 - 2006
Assistant Professor of Finance, Michigan State University, 2001 - 2002
Assistant Professor of Finance, Arizona State University, 2000 - 2001

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Incomplete List of Teachers Rated Excellent, University of Illinois , 2005-2009

Appointment as a Faculty Research Fellow, NBER , 2006

Nominated for Campus Instructional Award, University of Illinois , 2007

Nominated for Business College Teaching Award, University of Illinois , 2007-2008

Appointed as a Research Associate, NBER , 2010

"Rising Star", NYU-Stern and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute , 2010

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