Javier Gil-Bazo is an Associate Professor of Finance at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona School of Economics, and UPF Barcelona School of Management. He previously held an Associate Professor position (with tenure) at Universidad Carlos III and was a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland, Tilburg University, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was the President of the Spanish Finance Association in 2018-19.
Javier's research interests cover institutional investors, asset management, and asset pricing, with a focus on the impact of information frictions and communication, particularly through social media. His work has been published in academic journals such as Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Quantitative Finance, Journal of Financial Econometrics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, International Review of Financial Analysis, Financial Management and Economics Letters.
His research on mutual funds has been cited in regulatory proposals by the US Department of Labor and has been featured in the international media, including Forbes, FOXBusiness, Reuters, and MoneyWeek. His research on social media has been featured in Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times, among other media.
Javier's research has received the Best Paper Award at
the European Conference of the Financial Management Association, the Honorable Mention of the Moskowitz Prize for outstanding research in socially responsible investing, and the Spanish Stock
Exchange's Best Paper on Derivatives Award at the Annual Meeting of the Spanish Finance Association.
Javier has served as a referee for academic journals including Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Journal of Banking and Finance. He has been an Associate Editor of the Spanish Review of Financial Economics and a member of the scientific committee for the Annual Meeting of the European Finance Association, the European Conference of the Financial Management Association, and the Annual Meeting of the European Financial Management Association, among others. Javier has also served as an evaluator and committee member for research granting agencies in Spain, The Netherlands, and Hong Kong.
He has been an invited speaker at the Oxford-Man Machine Learning in Quantitative Finance Conference, Citi Global Quantitative Research Conference, FUNCAS workshop on Financial Analysis and Big Data, FMA's Doctoral Student Consortium, Bocconi's Conference on “Pricing and Competition in the Mutual Fund Industry,” and ESADE-Oikos Barcelona debate on Sustainable Finance.