Ana Paula Serra is Professor of Finance at the University of Porto, where she specializes in the fields of Information and Market Efficiency, International Asset Pricing, Investments and Portfolio Management, Banking and Real Estate Finance.
She is a faculty member at the School of Economics and Management of the University of Porto since 1999, and Researcher at the Centre for Research in Economics and Finance (cef.up) since 2000.
From September 2017 through November 2022, she was member of the Board of Directors of the Banco de Portugal (Portuguese Central Bank). She was also member of the Audit Board of the Banco de Portugal from October 2014 until September 2017.
She was a member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB (European Central Bank) and a member of the Board of Supervisors of the EBA (European Banking Association) from September 2019 through November 2022.
She was also a member of the Portuguese Statistical Council in representation of the Banco de Portugal (December 2020- November 2022).
She was Vice-Dean (2015-2017), Director of the MSc. Programme in Finance (2005-2007) and Director of the MSc. Programme in Management Sciences (2004-2010) at the School of Economics and Management of the University of Porto.
She was Vice-Dean and Director of Executive Education at Porto Business School (2009-2015). She was also Director of the Post-Graduate Programme in Financial Analysis (2003-2017) and Director of the Post-Graduate Programme in Real Estate Management (2003-2017) and Post-Graduate Programme in Project Management (2013-2015). She was also Member of the Academic Board (2008-2009).
She was member of the Advisory Board of the Portuguese Treasury and Government Debt Agency (IGCP) (2015-2017) and member of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Association of Financial Analysts (2012-2015).
She was Member of the Board of Auditors of Banco Português de Investimento (2012-2014) where she worked as Controller, Financial Analyst and Portfolio Manager (1988-1993).
Over the last 20 years she has consulted for several private and public organizations.
She has several publications in her fields of expertise.
She holds a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from London Business School. She graduated in Economics at the University of Porto (1988) and she has an MBA from Porto Business School (1990).
Financial Markets: Market Efficiency, Event Studies and Asset Pricing; Institutional Investors, Security Analysts and Portfolio Management; Banking and Central Banking; Real Estate Finance.