Meet Our Team

Our members are at the forefront of the research effort in their respective fields. The balanced composition of our faculty allows us to provide a perspective in which theoretical insights into state-of-the-art techniques are complemented by thorough knowledge of the relevant empirical evidence. Furthermore, being part of a cohesive, integrated Business Department, our Finance Team brings a multidisciplinary approach to solving financial issues that also takes into account other aspects of management. 

Josep A. Tribó

Professor of Corporate Finance.

He holds a PhD in Economics Fundamentals of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1997) and BSc in Theoretical Physics from the University of Barcelona (1991). His teaching focuses on Corporate Finance, both undergraduate and doctoral program

 His research interests are Corporate Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility and the financing of R&D. His work has been published in refereed journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Industrial Economics, Research Policy, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Omega, Applied Financial Economics, and International Journal of Production Economics.

Alejandro Balbás

Professor of Finance.

Alejandro Balbás has a PhD in Mathematics and is a Professor of Financial Economics in the Department of Business Administration at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. His fields of interest have gradually evolved over time from mathematical issues to financial topics. Currently, Alejandro’s academic activity is devoted to Financial Markets, with a special focus on asset pricing, hedging and risk measurement in both perfect and imperfect (liquid or illiquid) markets. Alejandro has been actively involved in the academic community. He has occupied several management-related positions at the University. He has been an anonymous referee for Spanish and North-American quality assessment agencies; for more than twenty international journals; and for various institutions, including the prestigious American Mathematical Society. He has also been a member of several editorial boards and committees of scientific conferences.

 Alejandro has participated in several funded research projects, has been the advisor of more that ten doctoral students and has published more than one hundred papers. More than thirty of these papers have appeared in journals listed by their impact factor. Alejandro’s work has been published in mathematical journals, including Mathematica JaponicaJournal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications and Nonlinear Analysis; operations research journals such as theEuropean Journal of Operational ResearchComputers and Mathematics with Applications, and the Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications; and economics journals such as the Journal of Risk and InsuranceJournal of Mathematical Economics, and the Journal of Banking and Finance.

David Camino

Professor of Finance. 

David Camino was born in Barcelona (Spain) and is currently Professor of Finance and Director of the University Institute of Law and Economics (IUDEC) and the Master in Financial Analysis at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. He also lectures courses in Finance at the Business, Insurance and Law School of Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca. Professor Camino attended College in Barcelona and received an honours Bachelor (1982), M.B.A. (1986) and Ph.D. (1989) degrees in Management and Business Economics from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He was also awarded with a Fulbright scholarship to study a Master in Public Administration at Harvard University were he graduated in 1990.


His research interests are mainly in the fields of Corporate and International Finance, as well as the Internationalization of Business.

Juan Ignacio Peña

Professor of Finance.

Juan Ignacio Peña holds a MS degree in Quantitative Methods from Escuela de Organización Industrial and a Ph.D. in Economics from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He has hold research and teaching positions at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, University of Chicago, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS).


He has published two books and research papers in theJournal of Banking and FinanceJournal of International Money and FinanceJournal of Business Finance and AccountingEuropean Journal of Finance y European Financial Management, among others. He is Co-Director of theMoneda y Crédito journal and Associate Editor in the European Journal of Finance and the Revista de Economia Financiera.

Jose Marín Vigueras

Professor of Finance.

José M. Marín is a Finance professor. He graduated Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude (Premio Extraordinario) from the University of Murcia (Spain) with a degree in Economics, and received his PhD in the same subject from the University of Pennsylvania. He previously held academic positions at Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Wharton School (Fulbright Senior Visiting Scholar), New York University (MEC Visiting Scholar), and IMDEA Social Sciences (research professor). He has served as President of the Spanish Finance Association (AEFIN) and as Director of the Centre for Research in Financial Economics (CREF). Recently, professor Marín has been appointed as member of the Group of Economic Advisers (GEA) of the European Security Markets Authority (ESMA).

 Dr. Marín’s research output has reached top international journals, such the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Portfolio Management, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, etc. He has also contributed chapters in collective books and monographs, and is co-author of Economía Financiera, a textbook that is widely used as a reference in undergraduate and graduate programs worldwide. His main fields of concentration are: asset pricing, risk and asset management, and the analysis insider trading and market crashes. Dr Marín’s findings have been influential in the regulation of pensions (Pensión Protection Act 2006) and in accounting standards (SFAS 158), and have received ample coverage in the media.

Mikel Tapia

Professor of Finance.

Mikel Tapia is Professor of Finance at the Department of Business Administration at Carlos III University. He holds a PhD in Economics and a Licentiate degree in economics and business from University of Basque Country (Spain). He teaches Finance to undergrads, Master and doctoral students.


Mikel's research interests focus on Financial Markets, Asset Pricing and Market Microstructure. His research examines the role of trading cost to priced assets, the different ways to measured liquidity or the relevance of different trading architectures. He has published in leading journals, such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, International Review of Economics & Finance, or The European Journal of Finance.