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GASPAR José-Miguel

Department : Finance
Professor
Campus de Cergy

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Biography

José Miguel Gaspar is an active researcher in the field of empirical corporate finance. He teaches Corporate Financial Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Private Equity in several masters and graduate programs. He has been nominated one of the “Top Ten Professors” in the ESSEC Foundation 2015 and 2016 Teaching awards. His research interests focus on the link between ownership structures, incentives, and firm performance. His work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Review of Finance, and the Journal of Business. His paper on Secondary Buyouts has received the 2015 Syntec Conseil en Management award for Best Academic Paper in the Finance/Strategy category. José Miguel has also received research grants from institutions such as Inquire Europe and Europlace. José-Miguel holds a Ph.D in Finance from INSEAD.

Diplomas

  • 2004 : Ph.D. in Finance (INSEAD, France )
  • 1998 : M. Sc. Management (Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal )
  • 1996 : MBA (Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal )
  • 1995 : B.Sc. w/Honors (Licenciatura) Economics (Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal )

Career

    Full-time academic appointments

    • 2010 - Present : Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)
    • 2006 - 2010 : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)
    • 2003 - 2006 : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)

    Other Academic Appointments

      • 2015 - 2021 : Associate Dean for Research (ESSEC Business School, France)
      • 2004 - 2010 : ESSEC Finance Department Co‐Chair (ESSEC Business School, France)
      • 2004 - 2010 : ESSEC Private Equity Chair (ESSEC Business School, France)
      • 2017 : Guest Lecturer (Université de Genève, Switzerland)
      • 2006 - 2015 : Guest Lecturer, Ph.D programme, (2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015) (University of Mannheim, Germany)
      • 2010 - 2011 : Visiting Research Scholar (Boston College, United States of America)
      • 1995 - 1998 : Teaching Assistant (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)

Awards

  • 2015 : Syntec Conseil en Management 2015 award for Best Academic Paper in the Finance/Strategy category (for "Fund managers under pressure")
  • 2015 : “Top Ten Preferred Professor”, ESSEC Foundation Teaching Awards, 2015 and 2016 (ESSEC Foundation, France)

Grants

  • 2008 : Grant, Europlace Institute of Finance
  • 2005 : Grant, Inquire Europe
  • 1999 : Grant, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia Fellowship

Journal articles

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

Published cases

Press article, video or other popular media

Professional activities

    Member of an professional association, of an expert group or of a board of directors

  • 2011 - 2020 : External Expert Reviewer for A3ES (Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education)
  • Consulting

  • 1996 - 1998 : Consulting analyst on project valuation and investment analysis, for projects involving Universidade Nova and private corporations. Clients included the major credit card issuer and the incumbent energy (oil and gas) holding company in Portugal.
  • 1994 - 1995 : Analyst / writer, on a student-owned company producing research on demand for private and public institutions and corporations.

Research activities

    Reviewer for a journal

  • Reviewer for Journal of Corporate Finance; Journal of Empirical Finance; Journal of Finance; Journal of Financial Economics; Management Science; Review of Corporate Finance Studies; Review of Financial Studies
  • Organization of a conference or a seminar

  • 2010 2nd ESSEC Private Equity Conference (70 submissions, 13 papers), ESSEC Business School, France
  • 2008 1st ESSEC Private Equity Conference (36 submissions, 9 papers), ESSEC Business School, France
  • Participation in scientific commissions or reviewer for a conference

  • 2008 - 2020 : Occasional Refereeing for EFA meetings

Theses

  • 2019 : JIA Xiao (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, First placement: Assistant Professor in Finance - School of Economics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology ("HUST")
  • 2018 : WANG Sumingyue (ESSEC Business School), Thesis director, First placement: Assistant Professor - Shangai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE)
  • 2016 : Karakaya Neslihan (HEC Paris), Thesis jury member
  • 2016 : Rosu Alina (HEC Paris), Thesis jury member
  • 2016 : Stolin David (Toulouse Business School (TBS)), Thesis jury member
  • 2016 : Despinoy Gérard (Université Paris Dauphine), Thesis jury member
  • 2015 : Pires Pedro (Nova School of Business and Economics), Thesis jury member
  • 2013 : Hong Jieying (Toulouse School of Economics), Thesis jury member
  • 2005 : Vieira Elisabete (ISCTE Business School), Thesis jury member