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Professor Maria Carapeto


The London Institute of Banking & Finance Faculty Profiles

 Maria is an experienced lecturer with a 30-year career in ten HE Institutions in Portugal and the UK. She has taught 60 different modules, ranging from Finance & Economics, Statistics & Econometrics, to Research Methods and Work-based Learning, at undergraduate, MSc, MBA, and PhD levels. Her previous employment was with Cass Business School, City, University of London.

Corporate Finance, Corporate Bankruptcy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring, Banking, Corporate Governance.


Cass Business School, City University of London, Various roles including Senior Teaching Fellow, Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, Director/Admissions Tutor, BSc Banking and International Finance, Co-Director, BSc Finance, Director, Exemptions for Finance and Business Degrees for the UG Programme, Year Tutor: 2000 – 2016.

Mergers & Acquisitions Research Centre (MARC), Cass Business School, City University of London, Deputy Director: 2008 – 2012.

Portuguese Catholic University (Lisbon), Invited Lecturer: 2001 – 2009.

CLT Conferences, Invited Lecturer: 2005 – 2007.

Lancaster University Management School, Invited Lecturer: 2006.

London Business School, University of London, Various positions including Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Tutor, Marker: 1995 – 2000.

Lisbon Naval College (Lisbon), Lecturer: 1992 – 1995.

Portuguese Catholic University (Leiria), Lecturer: 1993 – 1994.

Portuguese Catholic University (Lisbon), Teaching Fellow: 1989 – 1994.

Centre for Applied Studies, Portuguese Catholic University (Lisbon), Consultant for Lisbon Stock Exchange, Portuguese Association of Ceramics: 1989 – 1994.

Maria Ulrich Higher Institute of Education (Lisbon), Lecturer: 1991 – 1992.

Higher Technical Institute (Lisbon), Tutor, 1989.

Instituto Superior de Ciencias do Trabalho e da Empresa (ISCTE) (Lisbon), Teaching Fellow, 1988 – 1989.

Banco de Fomento e Exterior (Lisbon), Special Credit Operations Department, Credit Evaluation Technician: 1988.

Level 5 Award in Management Coaching and Mentoring – Coaching Practice and Theory, Chartered Management Institute: 2018 – 2019.

PhD, Finance, London Business School, University of London: 1995 – 2000.

MBA, International Management, Portuguese Catholic University (Lisbon): 1992 – 1994.

Postgraduate Diploma, Applied Mathematics in Economics and Management - Econometrics and Statistics, Higher Institute of Economics of the Technical University of Lisbon (Lisbon): 1989 – 1990.

‘Licenciatura’ (equivalent to MSc), Economics, Portuguese Catholic University (Lisbon) (completed one year early): 1984 – 1988.

Lisbon Stock Exchange, Portuguese Association of Ceramics, Ernst & Young, Bureau van Dijk.

Portuguese (fluent), English (fluent), French (intermediate - rusty), Spanish (basic), Italian (basic), Dutch (basic).

Carapeto, M, Acosta, M (2012) 'Why protect financial markets?'. Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets and Institutions 2(4), pp. 25-39. (by invitation)

Moeller, S, Carapeto, M (2012) 'Acquiring Distressed and Bankrupt Concerns'. In Faulkner, D; Teerikangas, S.; Joseph, R. (ed.), The Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp.272-284. (by invitation)

Carapeto M, Moeller, S, Faelten, A, Vitkova, V, Bortolotto, L (2011) ‘Distress classification measures in the banking sector’. Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets and Institutions 1(4), pp.19-30.

Carapeto, M, Gietzmann, MB, (2011) ‘Sell-side analyst bias when investment banks have privileged access to the board’. Financial Management 40(3), pp.757-784.

Carapeto, M, Moeller, S, Faelten, A, Vitkova, V, Bortolotto, L (2010) 'Distress resolution strategies in the banking sector: Implications for global financial crises'. In Kim, SJ, Mckenzie, MD (ed), International Finance Review 11 - International Banking in the New Era: Post-Crisis Challenges and Opportunities 11, pp.337-362. (by invitation)

Duarte, C, Esperança, J, Curto, D, Santos, M, Carapeto, M (2010) ‘The determinants of gender pay gap in Portuguese private firms’. Gender in Management: An International Journal 25(6), pp.438-461.

Duarte, C, Carapeto, M, Pereira, I (2010) ‘The fable paradigm of the gender pay gap: Evidence from Portuguese private firms’. Chinese Business Review 9(3), pp.1-13.

Duarte C, Santos, MC, Carapeto, M (2009) 'A perspectiva do género nas políticas de remuneração como requisito de governo justo das sociedades'. Revista Portuguesa e Brasileira de Gestão, 8(3), pp.35-45.

Carapeto, M (2007) ‘An examination of multiple plans in Chapter 11 reorganizations’. Journal of Financial Stability 3(3), pp.279-293.

Carapeto, M (2006) ‘Explaining deviations from absolute priority rules’. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 3(3), pp.543-560.

Carapeto, M (2005) ‘Emerging patterns in deviations from absolute priority rules in bankruptcy’. Journal of Restructuring Finance 2(2), pp.101-109. (by invitation)

Carapeto, M (2005) ‘Bankruptcy bargaining with outside options and strategic delay’. Journal of Corporate Finance 11(4), pp.736-746.

Carapeto, M, Shah, A, (2005) ‘Optimal capital structure in the Telecoms industry: Myth or reality?’. Journal of Restructuring Finance 2(2), pp.189-201.

Carapeto, M, Holt, W, Refenes, APN (2003) ‘On model complexity and selection’, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation 73(1), pp.45-57.

Carapeto M, Holt, W (2003) ‘Testing for heteroscedasticity in regression models’. Journal of Applied Statistics 30(1), pp.13-20.

Professional Activity
Financial Management Association (European), Scientific Committee: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011.

Richmond, The American International University in London, External Examiner, Chief External Examiner (last two years): 2003 – 2008.


Journal of Corporate Finance; Financial Review; Corporate Governance: An International Review; British Accounting Review; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; Journal of Empirical Finance; European Journal of Finance; Frontiers in Finance and Economics; Manchester School; Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management; Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal; Small Business Economics: An International Journal; International Journal of Economics and Business Research; Portuguese Economic Journal; Czech Journal of Economics and Finance; European Journal of Operational Research; Physics Letters A; Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation; International Review of Law and Economics; Elsevier; John Wiley & Sons; Blackwell Publishing; Oxford University Press; McGraw-Hill Education; Open University Press.


Financial Management Association.

City, University of London nominations for a Student Voice Award: 2012, 2011, 2009.

Cass Business School, City University of London, Teaching and Learning Prize for outstanding contribution as a Course Director: 2010, 2009.

Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry for Science, Technology, and Higher Education (Government), Portugal, Grant of €163.033 for the project: “Corporate Governance in Medium Income Countries: The Case of Portugal”.

Cass Business School, City University of London, Teaching and Learning Prize for excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching: 2005.

Cass Business School, City University of London, Teaching Excellence Commendation: 2003.

Foundation for Science and Technology, Ministry for Science, Technology, and Higher Education (Government), Portugal, PhD scholarship: 1995 – 1999.

London Business School, University of London, PhD scholarship: 1995 – 1996.

Portuguese Catholic University (Lisbon), MBA scholarship: 1992 – 1994.

Top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads.

See Maria's scholarly papers on SSRN

External invitations
European High Yield Association (EHYA) – Invited to discuss EHYA's proposal for a restructuring procedure in the UK: “Is now the time for the UK to adopt a formal proceeding for restructuring distressed companies?”

Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of Financial Stability, Financial Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance: An International Review.

Conference presentations
European Financial Management Association (EFMA): 2011, 2010, 2007, 2001, 2000, 1999.

Financial Management Association International (FMA): 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999.

Financial Management Association Europe (FMA): 2011 (short-listed for best conference paper), 2007, 2000, 1999.

Academy of International Business (AIB): 2010.

European Academy of Management (EURAM): 2010.

Portuguese Finance Network (PFN): 2008, 2006, 2004.

European Accounting Association (EAA): 2007.

Western Finance Association (WFA): 2001.

European Finance Association (EFA): 2000.