Mendoza School of Business

Rafael Zambrana

Assistant Professor
  251 Mendoza College of Business
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Rafael Zambrana is an assistant professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame. His research deals broadly with the behavior and incentives of professional money managers and the impact of their investment decisions on stock markets. His academic work has been published in top academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Review of Accounting Studies, and it has been presented at global academic conferences, such as the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, and the European Finance Association. Rafael has taught corporate finance, asset valuation, and financial accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Before his Ph.D. studies, he worked as a hedge fund accountant for State Street.

"A Tale of two Types: Generalists vs. Specialists in Mutual Fund Asset Management", (With Fernando Zapatero), Journal of Financial Economics, 2021

"Competition and Cooperation in the Mutual Fund Industry", (With Richard Evans, Melissa Prado), Journal of Financial Economics, 2020

"Management Sub-Advising in the Mutual Fund Industry", (With David Moreno, Rosa Rodriguez), Journal of Financial Economics, 2018