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Group for Research in Economics and Finance

Group for Research in Economics and Finance

Group for Research in Economics and Finance

The ESADE Group for Research in Economics and Finance (GREF) conducts research in the fields of finance and economics, covering a wide range of areas from macroeconomics and international economics to corporate finance, risk management and capital markets.

GREF brings together faculty from the departments of Economics and Financial Management and Control, graduate students and a diverse network of collaborators, with the aim to facilitate the creation and diffusion of high-quality research within ESADE, the academic community and the society at large.

Our activity encompasses the micro view, focused on the firm behavior and the functioning of particular industries as well as the macroeconomic perspective that brings in the picture the interplay of institutions, policies and markets in the context of the global economy.

Researchers

  • Carolina Villegas

    Director, Group for Research in Economics and Finance (GREF)
    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting

    Research and fields of interest:
    International Macroeconomics and Finance, Trade, Productivity and Growth

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  • Carmen Ansotegui

    Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting

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  • Calin Arcalean

    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting

    Research and fields of interest:
    Macroeconomics, Public Economics, International Economics

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  • Fernando Ballabriga

    Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting

    Research and fields of interest:
    International Macroeconomics and Finance, European Integration

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  • Anna Bayona Font

    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting

    Research and fields of interest:
    Financial economics, the economics of information and competition, experimental economics and finance

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  • Vicente Bermejo

    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting

    Research and fields of interest:
    Corporate Finance, Policy Evaluation and International Financial Markets.

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  • Josep Bisbe

    Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting

    Research and fields of interest:
    Management accounting and control, performance measurement, innovation management

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  • Luca del Viva

    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting

    Research and fields of interest:
    Asset Pricing, Banking and Credit Risk

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  • Ariadna Dumitrescu

    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting

    Research and fields of interest:
    Asset Pricing, Market Microstructure, Corporate Finance

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  • Santiago Forte

    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting

    Research and fields of interest:
    Credit Risk, Capital Structure, Assets' Valuation

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  • Petya Platikanova

    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting

    Research and fields of interest:
    Financial statement analysis, financial analysts, tax planning, debt contracts 

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  • Pedro Rey Biel

    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting

    Research and fields of interest:
    Behavioral and Experimental Economics

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  • Giulia Redigolo

    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting

    Research and fields of interest: 
    Earnings Guidance, Social Media and Capital Markets, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Textual Analysis

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  • Carlo Sala

    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting

    Research and fields of interest:
    Option pricing Risk management Asset pricing Portfolio optimization Non-parametric estimation Credit derivatives

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  • Ioana Schiopu

    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting

    Research and fields of interest:
    Economics of Human Capital, Public Economics, Macroeconomics

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PhD candidates

  • Mohammed Zakriya
    (supervisor: Ariadna Dumitrescu)

  • Menatalla El Hefnawy
    (supervisor: Luca del Viva)

  • Adrià Bronchal
    (supervisor: Pedro Rey)

Latest publications

Competitive Pressure Widens the Gender Gap in Performance: Evidence from a Two-Stage Competition in Mathematics
Iriberri, N., Rey-Biel, P. (2019)
The Economic Journal, Vol 129(620), pp. 1863–1893. 
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Performance measurement systems as generators of cognitive conflict in ambidextrous firms
Bedford , D., Bisbe, J. & Sweeney, M. (2019).
Accounting, Organizations and Society, 72 (1), pp. 21-37
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Volatility discovery: Can the CDS market beat the equity options market?
Forte Arcos, S. & Lovreta, L. (2019). 
Finance Research Letters, 28 (March 2019), pp. 107-111.
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Retained earnings, interest rates and lending relationship
Dumitrescu, A. (2019). 
The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 1 (19), pp. 110-121. 
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Market frictions, investor sophistication, and persistence in mutual fund performance
Dumitrescu, A. & Gil Bazo, J. (2018). 
Journal of Financial Markets, 40 (-), pp. 40-59.
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Silent financial interests and product innovation
Bayona Font, A. & López, Á.
Economics Letters, 170, p. 109 – 112 (2018)
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Dynamic fiscal competition: A political economy theory
Arcalean, C.
Journal of Public Economics, 164, p. 211 – 224 (2018)
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The social value of information with an endogenous public signal
Bayona, A. (2018). 
Economic Theory, 66 (4), pp. 1059-1087.
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Upcoming seminars

Concentration in International Markets: Evidence from US Imports
Alessandra Bonfiglioli
Queen Mary University of London
June 20th 2019
12:45 h – 14:00 h
Room 4M2E

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Partnerships

The Banco Sabadell has built a strong research partnership with ESADE professors in the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting.

Among the results of this partnership is the publication of the ESADE Economic and Financial Report, a joint research report that provides a snapshot of the global economy and offers latest trends and financial predictions.

 

GREF research activities are supported by:

Are you interested in knowing more about the GREF? Contact us!

Carolina Villegas
Director, Group for Research in Economics and Finance (GREF)
Av. de Pedralbes, 60-62
08034 Barcelona