José-Miguel GASPAR

Professor
department: Finance
Campus de Cergy
+33 (0)1 34 43 33 74
Corporate Finance – Investments & Asset Pricing – Management – Financial Markets & Institutions
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
Other Academic Appointments
    • 2017 : Guest Lecturer (Université de Genève Switzerland)
    • 2006 – 2015 : Guest Lecturer, Ph.D programme, (2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015) (Universität Mannheim Germany)
    • 1995 – 1998 : Teaching Assistant (Universidade Nova de Lisboa Portugal)
Other appointments
    • 2015 – 2021 : Associate Dean for Research (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2010 – 2011 : Visiting Research Scholar (Boston College United States of America)
    • 2004 – 2010 : ESSEC Private Equity Chair (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2004 – 2010 : ESSEC Finance Department Co‐Chair (ESSEC Business School France)
Full-time academic appointments
    • 2010 – Now : Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2006 – 2010 : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2003 – 2006 : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School France)

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 (Fondation ESSEC, 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

Thesis co-director

  • 2014 – 2019 : Three essays on empirical corporate finance (ESSEC Business School France)

Thesis jury member

  • 2016 : / (Toulouse Business School (TBS) France)
  • 2016 : / (HEC Paris France)
  • 2016 : / (Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL France)
  • 2015 : / (Nova School of Business and Economics Portugal)
  • 2013 : / (Toulouse School of Economics France)
  • 2005 : / (ISCTE Business School Portugal)
Professional activities
  • Member of a 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
  • Organization of a conference or a seminar
    • 2010 – 2010: 2nd ESSEC Private Equity Conference (70 submissions, 13 papers) (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2008 – 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
  • 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
Theses
  • 2016 : Despinoy Gérard (Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL), Thesis jury member, /
  • 2013 : Hong Jieying (Toulouse School of Economics), Thesis jury member, /
  • 2014 : JIA Xiao (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, Three essays on empirical corporate finance
  • 2016 : Karakaya Neslihan (HEC Paris), Thesis jury member, /
  • 2015 : Pires Pedro (Nova School of Business and Economics), Thesis jury member, /
  • 2016 : Rosu Alina (HEC Paris), Thesis jury member, /
  • 2016 : Stolin David (Toulouse Business School (TBS)), Thesis jury member, /
  • 2005 : Vieira Elisabete (ISCTE Business School), Thesis jury member, /
  • 2012 : WANG Sumingyue (ESSEC Business School), Thesis director, Three essays on empirical corporate finance