Jorge Farinha

University of Porto, School of Economics and Management and Cef.Up

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Licenciatura in Economics (1987, University of Porto, Portugal) with the Award Foundation António de Almeida for achieving the highest final grade, MBA (1990, INSEAD, France) and PhD in Accounting and Finance (1999, Lancaster University, UK). Professor of Finance at the Faculty of Economics of Porto (Univ. Porto) where he has been a Faculty member since 1987, and at Porto Business School (1999 to date). Has held professional positions as Financial Analyst at CISF-Companhia de Investimentos e Serviços Financeiros (1987-89), Senior Analyst and Assistant Director at the M&A Department of BPI (Banco Português de Investimentos) (1990-93), Non-Executive Director at Martifer SGPS (2008-18), a firm listed on NYSE-Euronext Lisbon and Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Auditing Committee at IFD-Instituição Financeira de Desenvolvimento, Portugal’s state-owned Promotional Bank (2018-20). Is also a co-founder of Daskapital, a fintech startup (2021);


Full-time MBA Director (2002-15) and Vice-Dean (2009-15) at Porto Business School (2009-15). Master in Finance Director and Quantitative Techniques For Economics and Management (QTEM) Dean at the Faculty of Economics of Porto (Univ. Porto) (since 2019). Member of the Financial Review Committee of the QTEM international academic network (since 2020). Guest Lecturer at Kozminski University (Warsaw, Poland) (since 2019), VSE-Prague University of Economics and Business (Prague, Czech Republic) (since 2022) and Gisma Business School (Berlin and Hannover, Germany) (2017-18).


Has published papers in international refereed academic journals in Accounting and Finance (including Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, European Journal of Finance, International Journal of Auditing, Review of Financial Markets, Journal of International Economic Law, Research in International Business and Finance, Journal of Banking Regulation, Business Research Quarterly, European Business Review, Eurasian Business Review, International Review of Financial Analysis, Journal of Economic Asymmetries, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance) and in national ones (Cadernos do Mercado de Valores Mobiliário, Revista de Contabilidade e Comércio) as well as books on financial topics (Economic Profit e Gestão Baseada no Valor, 2021; Cálculo Financeiro Aplicado, 2019; Dividendos e Recompra de Ações, 2012; Análise do Cash-Flow das Empresas, 1995; Análise de Rácios Financeiros, 1994). Co-Chair of the FMA-Financial Management Association European Conference held in Porto in 2011. Has supervised two Master (MSc in Finance) dissertations that won the CMVM (Portugal’s Securities Exchange Commission) award for the best Portuguese Master Dissertation in Finance (2008 and 2016).





Corporate governance, corporate finance, dividend policy, earnings management, banking, M&A.




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