Ricardo Leal

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Ricardo Leal

Ricardo Leal
Professor of Finance, COPPEAD

Phone | (619) 260-4896 (Ahlers)

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    Professor of Finance, COPPEAD

    Ricardo P. C. Leal was the dean and is a Full Professor at the COPPEAD Graduate Business School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro where he teaches Investments, International Finance and doctoral level seminars. He has consulted for many institutions on the financial markets of Latin America, including the World Bank, the OECD, Charles Schwab, the UN, and the IADB. His research and consulting interests are in the area of emerging securities markets, the financing of corporations, and corporate governance. His work has been published in prestigious academic journals and he has also organized many books. He is a fellow of the Corporate Governance Academic Network of the Global Corporate Governance Forum. He is a former president of the Business Association of Latin American Studies and of the Brazilian Finance Society. He is also the chief editor of the Brazilian Finance Review and member of the editorial board of many scholarly journals in Brazil and abroad. He has been a lecturer in professional development programs in the United States, Europe and Latin America and has taught at Georgetown University, at the University of Nevada, the University of San Diego, University of Alabama, Birmingham, University Nova of Lisbon, University of Évora, and the Catholic University of Chile. Currently he is a senior research fellow of Brazilian Corporate Governance Institute, of the Center for Governance Studies at the Foundation for Accounting, Actuarial, and Financial Research (FIPECAFI), and of the Center for Private Equity Studies at the Getulio Vargas Foundation Business School in São Paulo.

    For the University of San Diego we are delighted to have him as a collaborator, teaching Corporate Governance or International Financial Management classes to groups of students that visit Coppead and attend classes jointly with URFJ students.