Mendoza School of Business

Rafael Zambrana

Assistant Professor
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  • Biography

Rafael Zambrana is currently a assistant professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to that, he was a faculty at Nova School of Business and Economics (Lisbon, Portugal). His research deals broadly with investment decisions, and his current research projects explore fund manager compensation and incentives, conglomerates, financial intermediaries and entrepreneurship. His academic work has been published in top academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics and Management Science and it has been presented at global academic conferences, such as the Annual Meetings of the American Finance Association, the European Finance Association, and the Financial Intermediation Research Society. Rafael has taught courses in corporate finance, financial management, asset valuation, and accounting at the undergraduate and graduate level. He received a Ph.D. in Finance and an MSc. degree in Business Economics and Quantitative Methods from Universidad Carlos III (Madrid, Spain). Prior to his Ph.D. studies, he worked as a hedge fund accountant for State Street in Dublin.