Melissa Prado is a Full Professor in Finance at Nova School of Business and Economics. She holds the NOVO BANCO Entrepreneurship & Technology Chair. She obtained her PhD at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. A primary theme of her research is to understand how market frictions affect institutional investor trading behavior and asset prices. She published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies among others. Her research has been presented at many international conferences, including the WFA, AFA and EFA meetings.