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Faculty | Armando R Gomes | WashU Olin Business School
Armando R Gomes

Associate Professor of Finance

Area of Expertise:

Corporate Governance, Law and Economics, Banking and Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, Negotiation, Banking and Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, Law and Economics, Negotiation

Research Interests:

Corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, economic theory

Selected Publications:

  • "Why Do Public Firms Issue Private and Public Securities?", Review of Financial Studies, with G. Phillips, 2007
  • "SEC Regulation Fair Disclosure, Information, and the Cost of Capital", Journal of Corporate Finance, 300-334, with G. Gorton, L. Madureira, 2007
  • "Dynamic Processes of Social & Economic Interactions: On the Persistence of Inefficiencies", Journal of Political Economy, Issue 3, 626-667, with P. Jehiel, 2005
  • "Going Public without Governance: Managerial Reputation Effects", Journal of Finance, Issue 2, 615-646, 2000
  • "Mergers & Acquisitions: An Experimental Analysis of Synergies, Externalities, and Dynamics", Review of Finance, Issue 4, 481-514, with R. Crososn, K. McGinn, M. Noth, 2004
  • "Contracting with Externalities and Outside Options", Journal of Economic Theory, with F. Bloch, 2005
  • "Multilateral Contracting with Externalities", Econometrica, Issue 4, 1329-1350, 2005

Academic/Professional Activities:

  • Member, American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, American Economic Association
  • Referee, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, and numerous other journals


  • Geewax, Terker & Company Prize for Financial Research, Geewax, Terker & Company, 2004
  • NASDAQ Educational Foundation Research Fellowship, 2004
  • International Research Grant, Wharton School, 1998
  • CAPES Grant, for doctoral studies in social sciences, 1994
  • CNPq Scholarship for Scientific Research, Ministry of Education, 1986
  • Rodney White Center for Financial Research, 1999-2003

Personal Interests:

Professor Gomes and his wife Ruth have two children, Giovani and Julia. He enjoys soccer, biking, swimming, and tennis. He is Brazilian by birth and fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Armando R Gomes

Professor Gomes' research program focuses on addressing questions in corporate finance and economics, applying game theory and economic tools to construct and evaluate models. Recurrent themes of his research are the study of asymmetric information and incentive problems and issues related to bargaining and contracting. His interest also lies in empirical research focusing on finance topics where synergies with theory are an important element in uncovering and understanding the questions.

Armando R Gomes' Home Page
Phone: (314) 935-4569

PhD 1997, Harvard University
MA 1992, Harvard University
MA 1990, Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada-IMPA
BS 1988, Instituto Militar de Engenharia-IME