Joao Gomes

Professor of Finance, The Wharton School
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Joao F. Gomes is the Howard Butcher III, Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an expert in the areas of macroeconomics and financial markets and has taught several courses on these subjects to undergraduate, MBA and doctoral students.

Professor Gomes first joined the Wharton School in 1997 where he was previously the James Campbell Jr. Associate Professor of Finance. Most recently he was a Visiting Professor of Finance at the London Business School. In addition, Professor Gomes has visited several other universities and research centers, including the University of British Columbia in Canada, the New University of Lisbon in Portugal, and the US Federal Reserve System. He has also served as an economic advisor to the Ministry of Industry of Portugal.

His recent research covers the impact of financial markets and various macroeconomic policies on corporate investment and financing decisions of firms. He has also examined the role of financial leverage in determining the cost of capital, the causes of performance variation across asset classes, and the quantitative importance of financial market imperfections on corporate decisions and economic cycles.

Professor Gomes’ research has been presented and discussed at major academic conferences and seminar series around the world and is published in the top academic journals in both economics and finance. He has won several awards including the Smith Breeden Prize for Best Asset Pricing Paper published in the Journal of Finance, with a study on the links between leverage and returns, and was nominated for the Brattle Prize for Best Corporate Finance Paper in the same journal, with earlier work on the performance of conglomerates.

Professor Gomes earned his bachelors degree from the New University of Lisbon in 1991. He earned a Masters, and later a Doctorate, in Economics from the University of Rochester.

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Past Appearances

Knowledge@Wharton: March 14, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by David Meyer (Professor, University of California Irvine), Julian Jonker (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics, The Wharton School), James May (Distinguished Professor of Law, Widener University Delaware Law), Mark Cohen (Director of Retail Studies, Columbia University Graduate School of Business), Shaun Harper (Provost Professor at the Rossier School of Education and the Marshall School of Business; Founder and Executive Director, USC Race and Equity Center, University of Southern California), Eric Orts (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management; Director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, Wharton), Tara Sinclair Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs, George Washington University), Joao Gomes (Professor of Finance, The Wharton School), and Barbara Kahn (Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School) on the Thursday, March 14, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019

Knowledge@Wharton: January 9, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Joshua Goldstein (Professor of International Relations, Author, American University), Garret Martin (Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service, American University), Rogers Smith (Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean for Social Sciences, University of Pennsylvania), Bill Schneider (Professor of Public Policy, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University), Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania), Lisa Cook Ph.D. (Associate Professor Economics and International Relations, Michigan State Univerisity), and Joao Gomes (Professor of Finance, The Wharton School) on the Wednesday, January 9, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Knowledge@Wharton: November 26, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Garret Martin (Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service, American University), Daniel Kammen (Professor of Energy; Founding Director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL); Co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment., University of California, Berkeley), Brian Berkey (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School), Brendan O’Leary (The Lauder Professor of Political Science, The University of Pennsylvania), Eric Orts (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management; Director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, Wharton), Joao Gomes (Professor of Finance, The Wharton School), and Kevin Werbach (Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School) on the Monday, November 26, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, November 26, 2018

Knowledge@Wharton: September 11, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Thorvaldur Gylfason (Professor of Economics, University of Iceland), Benjamin Keys (Assistant Professor, Department of Real Estate; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, The Wharton School), Erik Jones (Director of European and Uraisan Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University), Philip Nichols (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania), David Zaring (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton), Susan Wachter, and Joao Gomes (Professor of Finance, The Wharton School) on the Tuesday, September 11, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Knowledge@Wharton: August 16, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Winka Dubbeldam (Professor and Chair, PennDesign), César García Hernández (Associate Professor of Law; Author of “Crimmigration Law”, University of Denver), Irene Scharf (Professor of Law; Director, Univ. of Massachusetts; Immigration Litigation Clinic), Alan Penn (Dean, The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London), Philip Nichols (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Exequiel Hernandez Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School), Sarah Paoletti (Practice Professor, Penn Law), and Joao Gomes (Professor of Finance, The Wharton School) on the Thursday, August 16, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Knowledge@Wharton: July 27, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Nick Craig (Founder, President, The Core Leadership Institute), Joao Borges de Assunção (Associate Professor; Academic Director of Lisbon MBA, Catolica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics), Benjamin Keys (Assistant Professor, Department of Real Estate; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, The Wharton School), Carmine Gallo (Author), and Joao Gomes (Professor of Finance, The Wharton School) on the Friday, July 27, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Friday, July 27, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: July 10, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Ken Bensinger (Reporter; Author of “Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World’s Biggest Sports Scandal”, BuzzFeed News), Daniel Kelemen (Professor of Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, Rutgers University), Michelle Egan (Professor, School of International Service; Global Fellow, Wilson Center, American University), Nan Hunter (Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Georgetown University), Sarah Light (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton), Theodore Ruger (Deputy Dean; Dean-designate, University of Pennsylvania – Law School), and Joao Gomes (Professor of Finance, The Wharton School) on the Tuesday, July 10, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: July 5, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Michael Ventura (CEO, Sub Rosa), Herbert Hovenkamp (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School), Christina Roberto (Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania), Hemant Bhargava (Professor of Technology Management, UC Davis), Karen Glanz (George A. Weiss University Professor and Director, UPenn Prevention Research Center; Professor of Epidemiology and Nursing, Perelman School of Medicine and School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania), Joao Gomes (Professor of Finance, The Wharton School), and Jason Riis (Marketing Lecturer, The Wharton School) on the Thursday, July 5, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, July 5, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: November 2, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Peter Ware (Director, The Swift Institute), Natalia Mykhaylova (PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering; Founder, University of Toronto; PulseOS), Bruce Bartlett (Economist; Author), Bécquer Seguín (Assistant Professor of Iberian Studies, Johns Hopkins University), Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania), Mukul Pandya (Executive Director and Editor-in-chief, Knowledge@Wharton), Krista Schwarz (Assistant Professor of Finance, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania), and Joao Gomes (Professor of Finance, The Wharton School) on the Thursday, November 2, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: September 25, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Michael Korda (Author of “Alone: Britain, Churchill and Dunkirk: Defeat into Victory”), Carolyn Kousky (Director of Policy Research and Engagement, The Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center), Hector Cordero-Guzman (Professor, the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College City University of New York), Manny Medina (CEO, Outreach), William Fleming (Research Coordinator, University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design, Ian McHarg Center), Joao Gomes (Professor of Finance, The Wharton School), and Saikat Chaudhuri (Adjunct Associate Professor of Management; Executive Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation, The Wharton School) on the Monday, September 25, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, September 25, 2017

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