Rui Silva

Assistant Professor of Finance

BA (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) MA PhD (Chicago)

Dr Rui Silva’s research interests are corporate finance, corporate governance and the interactions between labor economics and financial and organizational economics. As assistant professor in the finance unit of London Business School (LBS) he teaches the Advanced Corporate Finance elective.


Before joining LBS in 2012 he completed a BA in Economics at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (New University of Lisbon) and an MA and a PhD in Economics at The University of Chicago.


He has recently been exploring how the decision by firms to operate in multiple industries may affect their employee compensation policies and internal allocation of capital.

Research Awards


  • Research and Materials Development Grant, 2013-2014.

  • Esther and T.W. Schultz Endowment Fund Dissertation Fellowship, 2010-2012.

  • Highest Score in the Industrial Organization Field Exam, 2008.

  • Martin and Margaret Lee Prize for the Best Price Theory Core Exam, 2007.

  • University of Chicago Unendowed Fellowship, 2007-2010.

  • PhD Fellowship from the Portuguese Government, 2006-2010.

  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Organizational economics

2018

Financial market frictions and diversification

Matvos G; Seru A; Silva R C

Journal of Financial Economics 2018 Vol 127:1 p 21-50

2018

Teams and bankruptcy

Baghai R; Silva R; Ye L

CEPR Discussion Paper

2017

Bankruptcy, team-specific human capital, and innovation: evidence from U.S. inventors

Baghai R; Silva R; Ye L

Social Sciences Research Network

Do physiological and spiritual factors affect economic decisions?

Demiroglu C; Ozbas O; Silva R; Ulu M F

Social Sciences Research Network

2016

Can credit rating agencies affect election outcomes?

Cunha I; Ferreira M A; Silva R

Social Sciences Research Network

Do financial markets affect election outcomes? Evidence from municipal bond ratings

Cunha I; Ferreira M A; Silva R

Social Sciences Research Network

The impact of institutions on innovation

Donges A; Meier J-M A; Silva R

Social Sciences Research Network

2015

Financial market frictions and diversification

Matvos G; Seru A; Silva R

Working Paper

Talent in distressed firms: labor fragility and capital structure

Baghai R; Silva R; Thell V; Vig V

Social Sciences Research Network


Teaching portfolio

Our teaching offering is updated annually. Faculty and programme material are subject to change.