Professor Miguel Antón received a PhD in Finance from The London School of Economics, an MSc in Finance from CEMFI, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from University of Navarra. He teaches Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, and FinTech in MBA programs and Executive Education. He serves as team mentor in MBA and EMBA programs, and is Director of the PhD Committee in the Department of Finance.
Prof. Antón’s principal areas of academic and research activity lie in corporate finance, corporate governance, and FinTech. He is currently studying the impact of common ownership (i.e., investors holding sizeable ownership stakes in several companies in the same or in related industries) on executive compensation, innovation, and M&A activity.
Prof. Antón is recipient of several teaching and research prizes. He is Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carrera, Marie Curie CIG Fellow, and recently selected as Best 40 under 40 Professors in Poets & Quants in 2017. His research has been awarded in numerous occasions, such as nomination for the Smith Breeden Prize at the Journal of Finance in 2014, the BME Prize in the XIX Finance Forum in 2011, the UAM-Accenture First Prize in 2013, FEF First Prize in 2014 and in 2016, and Oliver E. Williamson Best Paper Award at SIOE in Columbia in 2017. He is also former Fundación Ramón Areces scholar, and recipient of the Yale Behavioral Finance Scholarship.
His research appears in leading academic journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Harvard Business Review. His research has been featured in the popular media, including The Economist, Wall Street Journal, El Pais, and has been cited in rulings by the European Competition Authority. Prof. Antón has presented his work at WFA, AEA, EFA, and other conferences, and given seminars in multiple institutions. He is also an investment advisor for a leading hedge fund in NY. Prior to his academic career, Professor Antón worked for The Bank of New York, and for BBVA in the research department.