Joao Gomes

Howard Butcher III Professor of Finance; Department Chairperson, Finance
The Wharton School

Joao Gomes is the Howard Butcher III Professor of Finance and Chairperson of the Finance Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an expert on the links between corporate policies, financial markets developments, and the macroeconomy.

Gomes’ research includes publications in the top academic journals in economics and finance. His work has won multiple awards including the Smith Breeden Prize for Best Asset Pricing Paper published in the Journal of Finance, the Marshall Blume First Prize in Financial Research, the award for best investments paper presented at the Western Finance Association meetings, the Jacobs Levy Center Outstanding Research Paper Prize, and the Crowell Memorial Prize.

He first joined the Wharton School in 1997, and was a visiting professor at the London Business School from 2009 to 2011. In addition, he has visited several other universities and research centers, including the University of British Columbia in Canada, the New University of Lisbon in Portugal, and the U.S. Federal Reserve System. He has also served as an ad-hoc economic advisor to the Ministry of Industry of Portugal.

Gomes holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a doctorate in economics from the University of Rochester.