Finance, Technology, Competitiveness
Author - Researcher - Speaker
Publications in Top Academic Journals
Bris, Arturo, William N. Goetzmann, and Ning Zhu (2007), “Efficiency and the bear: Short sales and markets around the world”, JOURNAL OF FINANCE 62-3, pp. 1029-1079.
Arturo Bris is Professor of Finance at IMD. Since January 2014 he is also leading the world-renowned IMD World Competitiveness Center.
At IMD he directed the Advanced Strategic Management program from 2009-2014. He has directed programs for senior executives in several industries and continents.
Prior to joining IMD, Professor Bris was the Robert B & Candice J. Haas Associate Professor of Corporate Finance at the Yale School of Management (USA). A Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute, and a member of the Yale International Institute for Corporate Governance, he has worked extensively on issues of Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation, and International Valuation.
His research and consulting activities focus on the international aspects of financial regulation, and in particular on the effects of bankruptcy, short sales, insider trading, and merger laws. Arturo Bris has also researched and lectured on the effects of the Euro on the corporate sector, as well as on the valuation impact of corporate governance changes.
Media & Articles
CNBC interview on UBS – Credit Suisse Merger
World Government Summit 2023
This paper presents strong evidence that existing studies overestimate the impact of CEOs on the performance of the firms they lead. Ours is a comprehensive study of more than 3,692 CEOs in 2,103 firms in 22 countries, and for the period 1991-2019. Our objective is to assess the direct impact of CEOs on firm results—measured as Total Shareholder Return and ROIC—after controlling for global, country, industry, and firm effects. L…
Globalization, already slowing before the COVID-19 pandemic, will likely take multiple hits in its wake. The pandemic and health emergency measures introduced may lead to a prolonged recession, which could be worse than the one experienced in 2009. But will the impact be strong enough to turn an already ongoing post-Global Financial Crisis (GFC) ‘slowbalization’ into outright deglobalization?
Our paper presents strong evidence of securities lending market anticipation of sovereign bond dowgrades in Europe during the period 2008-2012. We construct a sample of bonds from 18 European countries which includes members of the Euroland; EU, non-euro members, as well as non- EU countries. We find that, in the five days preceding a downgrade to speculative grade, securities lending demand and supply increase significantly with respect to…