Joao F. Gomes is the Howard Butcher III, Professor of Finance and Senior Vice Dean of Research, Centers, and Academic Initiatives at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His expertise is on the role of financial markets to the macroeconomy.
Professor Gomes’s has published in the top academic journals in both Economics and Finance. His research covers: (i) corporate investment and financing, (ii) the effects of monetary policy on corporate decisions; and (iii) the linkages between firm leverage and investment, equity prices and the cost of capital. He has won multiple awards including the Smith Breeden Prize for Best Asset Pricing Paper published in the Journal of Finance, the Marshall Blume First Prize in Financial Research, the Award for Best Investments Paper presented at the Western Finance Association meetings, the Jacobs Levy Outstanding Paper Prize, and the Crowell Memorial Prize.
Professor Gomes joined the Wharton School in 1997. He was a Visiting Professor at the London Business School and the New University of Lisbon in Portugal. He is currently also a visiting scholar the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Earlier in his career he was an economic advisor in the Ministry of Industry of Portugal.