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Heitor Almeida

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


PhD Economics University of Chicago, 2000.
Master in Economics PUC-Rio, 1995.
BA Business Administration UNA, Belo Horizonte, UG, 1993.
BA Economics UFMG, 1991.


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

Research Interests

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


Journal Articles

"The Real Effects of Share Repurchases." H. Almeida, V. Fos, M. Kronlund, Journal of Financial Economics, 2015

"Aggregate Risk and the Choice Between Cash and Lines of Credit." H. Almeida, V. Acharya, M. Campello, Journal of Finance, (68) 2059-2116 2013

"Credited Lines as Monitored Liquidity Insurance: Theory and Evidence." Journal of Financial Economics, 2013

"Corporate Liquidity Management: A Conceptual Framework and Survey." Annual Review of Financial Economics, 2013

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

"Cash Matters." H. Almeida, L. Calabro, A. Kambil, CFO Insights, May: 2012

"Corporate Financial and Investment Policies when Future Financing is not Frictionless." H. Almeida, M. Campello, M. Weisbach, Journal of Corporate Finance, (17) 675-693 2011
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"Liquidity Mergers." H. Almeida, M. Campello, D. Hackbarth, Journal of Financial Economics, (102) December: 3 526-558 2011
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"The Structure and Formation of Business Groups: Evidence from Korean Chaebols." H. Almeida, D. Wolfenzon, S. Park, M. Subrahmanyam, Journal of Financial Economics, (99) 447-475 2011

"Financing Frictions and the Substitution Effect Between Internal and External Funds." H. Almeida, M. Campello, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, (45) 589-622 2010
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"Measurement Errors in Investment Equations." H. Almeida, M. Campello, A. Galvao, Review of Financial Studies, (23) 3279-3382 2010

"Understanding the Relationship Between Founder-CEOs and Corporate Performance." H. Almeida, R. Adams, D. Ferreira, Journal of Empirical Finance, (16) 136-150 2009
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"Estimating Risk-Adjusted Costs of Financial Distress." H. Almeida, T. Philippon, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Fall: 105-111 2008
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"Is Cash Negative Debt? A Hedging Perspective on Corporate Financial Policies." V. Acharya, H. Almeida, Journal of Financial Intermediation, (16) 515-554 2007
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"The Risk-Adjusted Cost of Financial Distress." H. Almeida, T. Philippon, Journal of Finance, (62) December: 6 2557-2586 2007
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"Financial Constraints, Asset Tangibility and Corporate Investment." H. Almeida, M. Campello, Review of Financial Studies, (20) 1429-1460 2007
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"A Theory of Pyramidal Ownership and Family Business Groups." H. Almeida, D. Wolfenzon, Journal of Finance, (61) December: 2637-2681 2006
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"The Financial Accelerator: Evidence from International Housing Markets." H. Almeida, M. Campello, C. Liu, Review of Finance, (10) 1-32 2006
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"Should Business Groups Be Dismantled? The Equilibrium Costs of Efficient Internal Capital Markets." H. Almeida, D. Wolfenzon, Journal of Financial Economics, (79) 99-144 2006
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"Powerful CEOs and Their Impact on Corporate Performance." R. Adams, H. Almeida, D. Ferreira, Review of Financial Studies, (18) 1403-1432 2005
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"The Effect of External Finance on the Equilibrium Allocation of Capital." H. Almeida, D. Wolfenzon, Journal of Financial Economics, (75) 133-164 2005
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"The Cash Flow Sensitivity of Cash." H. Almeida, M. Campello, M. Weisbach, Journal of Finance, (59) 1777-1804 2004
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"Democracy and the Variability of Economic Performance." H. Almeida, D. Ferreira, Economics and Politics p. 225-257 2002
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"Optimal State-Dependent Rules, Credibility and Inflation Inertia." H. Almeida, M. Bonomo, Journal of Monetary Economics, (49) October: 1317-1336 2002
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Chapters in Books

"Assessing the Performance of Estimators that Deal with Measurement Error in Linear Models." H. Almeida, M. Campello, A. Galvao, In Handbook of Financial Econometrics and Statistics, (Eds: Chang-Few Lee), Springer: Dordrecht, 2013

Honors and Awards

Goldman Sachs Best Paper Prize, Review of Finance , 2006

Jensen Prize for Best Paper in Corporate Finance and Organizations (Second Prize), Journal of Financial Economics , 2005

Brattle Prize, first place, Journal of Finance , 2008

Finalist for the Journal of Finance Brattle Prize, Journal of Finance , 2007

Best Working Paper in Finance, Fitch Runner Up Award Stern/NYU , 2002-2003

Haralambos Simeonides Prize, Brazil , 2002

Referee of the Year, Review of Financial Studies , 2010

Scholar, CFO Program Fellows and Scholars, Deloitte LLP , 2011-2012

, Distinguished Service Award, Management Science , 2012-2013

, Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, College of Business, UIUC , 2013

, Professor of the Year, 2014 EMBA Class, UIUC , 2014


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