Education

Ph.D. (Financial Economics), M.A., (Economics) and M.B.A., Columbia University. B.A. (C.P.N.), University of Buenos Aires.

Previous academic positions

Professor of Finance and Economics, Graduate School of Business, Columbia Universit­y, New York.
Senior Vice Dean and Chairman of the Finance, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University.

Executive teaching

Was Director of the CBS-LBS Mergers and Acquisitions Program from 2002 to 2012. Has lectured in numerous executive programs in North and South America and Europe, including programs in the following companies: Deloitte-Touche, Morgan Stanley, Altria Group, Repsol S.A, Crane Co., UBS, Credit Suisse, Combustion Engineering, Axa Equitable Life, J.P.Morgan Chase, Alfa Group, Caja de Madrid, AG of America, AT&T, and Banco Icatu.

Other academic activities

Has served as referee to the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Economics and Business, The Review of Economics and Statistics, National Science Foundation, Management Science, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Political Economy, The Financial Review, The Rand Journal, Financial Management, International Economic Review, European Economic Review, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, European Financial Management, American Economic Review, Journal of Applied Finance, and Journal of Economics & Management Strategy.

Before joining Columbia University was Associate Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Buenos Aires.

Visiting Professor: Theseus International Management Institute (France), Duxx Graduate School of Business (Mexico), Graduate School of Business Administration-Zurich (Switzerland), Universidad Di Tella (Argentina), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), and London Business School.

Distinctions and awards

Beta‑Gamma‑Sigma.
Has received fellowships and grants from: Ford Foundation, W.R. Grace, and Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance.
Received the Margaret Chandler Memorial Award for Commitment to Excellence, The Chazen International Innovation Prize, Teaching Award from GSBA-Zurich, and the Columbia Business School Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

Present activities

Director of ETF Securities USA LLC, Credit Suisse Next Investors LLC, Adams Diversified Equity Fund, Adams Natural Resources Fund and Mirae Asset Discovery Funds.

Previous activities

Chairman of Credit Suisse Asset Management Closed-End Funds, Trustee of Credit Suisse Asset Management Funds, Director of Credit Suisse Park View BDC (2013-2016), Chairman of Aberdeen Asset Management Emerging Market Funds, Director of Epoch Holding Corporation, and Director of Starcomms PLC.

Associate Consultant, Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young). Chief Economist, Latin American Economic Research Foundation (F.I.E.L.), Argentina. Director of Management Control, Argentine National Council of Development. Consultant to the United Nations Conference of Trade and Development, State of New Jersey, and several U.S. and foreign firms, including: Aerojet, Alfa Group, Belding Hemingway, Dynamic Corporation of America, The Equitable Life Assurance Company, Seton Company, BHD Corp., Robert R. Nathan Associates, Aeroméxico, AG of America, Prudential Insurance Company, Toys”R”Us, SARAS SpA, YPF SA., Macsteel, and Walter Kluwer.