Joao Gomes

Howard Butcher III Professor of Finance, The Wharton School at University Of Pennsylvania

Joao Gomes is a Professor of Finance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He joined Wharton in 1997 upon completing his PhD at the University of Rochester. His research focus is on the linkages between corporate policies, financial markets, and the macroeconomy. Professor Gomes's research was published in the top academic journals in both Economics and Finance and covers: (i) the role of financial frictions on corporate investment, (ii) the impact of monetary policy on corporate investment and financing decisions of firms; (iii) the impact of corporate leverage and investment decisions on asset prices and the cost of capital; and (iv) the fundamental sources of performance variation across asset classes. The work 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.