João Cocco

Professor of Finance; Chair, Finance Faculty at London Business School


João Cocco is a Professor of Finance at London Business School, a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a Fellow of the Centre for Financial Studies, and a Founding Member of the CEPR Network on Household Finance.


He holds an MA and a PhD degree in economics from Harvard University.


João has carried out research on a wide range of topics, including household finance, banking, corporate governance, asset allocation, real estate finance, and pensions. His research has appeared in top finance and economics journals including the Journal of FinanceJournal of Financial EconomicsReview of Financial StudiesQuarterly Journal of EconomicsJournal of Monetary Economics, among others. His work has also been featured in leading newspapers and magazines, including Financial TimesThe Times,The Actuary, and Pensions Week, among others. João is an accomplished teacher, who has won a number of teaching awards. He currently teaches Corporate Finance and Real Estate Finance at London Business School. João has held several consulting posts. He is Editorial Board Member of Economic Policy, of The Review of Financial Studies, and of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance.