Heitor Almeida

Heitor Almeida is the Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Professor of Corporate Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also served as an associate professor of Finance at New York University in 2006-2007 and an assistant professor of Finance at New York University from 2000 to 2006, and as a scholar at Deloitte’s CFO program in 2011-2012. He teaches courses in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance for MBAs, executives and PhD students. His research interests include topics in corporate finance such as liquidity management, capital structure, corporate ownership structure and corporate governance. His research has been cited by the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and the Financial Times, and by prominent policy authorities such as the President of the European Central Bank. His research has received numerous awards such as the Journal of Finance’s Brattle Prize and the Jensen Prize of the Journal of Financial Economics, and has received more than 4,000 citations by other researchers. He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Financial Intermediation and Management Science, and has served as an associate editor for the Review of Financial Studies. He won the prize of best referee of the year of the Review of Financial Studies in 2010. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 2000, an M.S. in economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in 1995, a B.A. in economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 1991, and a B.A. in business administration from the College of Business and Administration, UNA-MG, in 1992.
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