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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.


Teams and bankruptcy

Baghai R; Silva R; Ye L

CEPR Discussion Paper


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

Baghai R; Silva R; Ye L

Social Sciences Research Network


Can credit rating agencies affect election outcomes?

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


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


  • E236 Elective Course in Advanced Corporate Finance


  • Executive Education course in Advanced Corporate Finance

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.

Research Interests

  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Organizational economics