Mireia Giné

Professor of Finance at IESE Business School, Barcelona, Director of the Wharton Research Data Services at The Wharton School at University Of Pennsylvania

Mireia Gine is a Full Professor at the Department of Financial Management at IESE. BA and Master in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University. Her research and teaching focus on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and AI. I investigate how common ownership of institutional shareholders impacts the corporate decisions of the companies in their portfolios. She is interested in the role of shareholder activism in this age of universal ownership by large asset management firms and explores the impact of data and AI adoption on firm strategies. Her research has been published in the Journal of Finance, Review of Finance, Contemporary Accounting Review, Harvard Business Review among other academic journals, as well as in various media (Financial Times, The Economist, Bloomberg, BBC). She has received several international prizes such as the Brattle Prize and presented her research at prestigious universities and congresses in finance (WFA, EFA, AFA, NBER, etc.). Mireia also has an entrepreneurial background. She joined Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) at The Wharton School in the early development phase and is now currently leading the group's international operations and business development in EMEA. WRDS has become the main digital platform for financial data and research applications. Currently, WRDS provides services to more than 500 academic and commercial institutions (such as banks and hedge funds) around the world. Since 2020, Mireia is an independent board member at Banc Sabadell and the Chair of the Audit Committee and, as of 2022, she serves on the board of the consumer finance unit of the bank.