Melissa Prado

Melissa Prado

Assistant Professor


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Melissa Porras Prado is an Assistant Professor of finance at Nova School of Business and Economics. She has a Ph.D. in Finance from RSM Erasmus University.

She currently teaches Financial Management and Real Estate Finance in the graduate program at Nova SBE. A primary theme of her research is to understand how market frictions affect institutional investor trading behavior and asset prices.

She published in leading academic journals such as the Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Her research has been presented at many international conferences, including the AFA and EFA meetings.


  • Ph.D. in Finance, 2011, RSM Erasmus University
  • Master in Finance, 2006, RSM Erasmus University
  • International Management, CEMS, 2005, RSM Erasmus University
  • BA in Business Administration, 2004, RSM Erasmus University


Institutional Investment and Mutual Funds, Empirical asset pricing, Short Selling and Real Estate.

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