Alexandre M. Baptista is an Associate Professor of Finance in the School of Business at The George Washington University. He received his Licenciatura in Business Administration from ISCTE in Portugal (1995) and his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Minnesota (2001).
His current research interests are in the areas of risk management, bank regulation, portfolio theory, behavioral finance, and asset pricing. He has published articles in numerous academic journals including Economic Theory, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Portfolio Management, Management Science, and Mathematical Finance. He received best paper awards at the Financial Management Association Meeting, Southern Finance Association Meeting (twice), and Australasian Finance and Banking Conference. Additionally, he received the Dean's Research Scholar award (three times). He is currently on the Editorial Board of European Journal of Finance.
His teaching interests are in the areas of investments, risk management, and derivatives. He received teaching awards at The George Washington University, University of Arizona, and University of Minnesota. He currently teaches courses in Investments (undergraduate and graduate).