José Albuquerque de Sousa was born on April 14, 1978 in Porto, Portugal. After obtaining a degree in Architecture at the University of Porto, Portugal, and an exchange at the Technical University in Berlin, Germany, he worked for 10 years as an architect in The Netherlands.
In 2012, he obtained his pre-Master degree in General Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, and one year later the Master degree in Finance and Investments from the same school. He received the “Best student award” and the Honours Class “Best essay award”. During his Master studies, he worked as a research assistant for Professor Mathijs van Dijk.
After an internship in the Real Estate department of ABN-AMRO bank, he started his doctoral studies under the supervision of Professors Mathijs van Dijk and Peter van Bergeijk in 2014, on the PhD project “Nascent markets: Understanding the success and failure of new stock markets.”
During his PhD studies, José went on a research visit to Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, hosted by Professor Gustavo Manso. He presented his work, among others, at the Annual Meeting of the European Finance Association (Oslo, 2016), the Annual Meeting of the American Economics Association (Chicago, 2017), and the Annual Meeting of the Financial Markets Association (Boston, 2017, New Orleans, 2019).
As of September 1, 2018, José is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), in Bergen, Norway. His research focuses on Financial Markets and Institutional Investors. He is also a consultant to the African Development Bank on the Africa Long-term Finance initiative.
2019-present: African Development Bank, Africa Long-Term Finance Initiative - Consultant
2019-present: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University - Master thesis supervision
2018-present: Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Assistant Professor of Finance
2016: Financial Sector Deepening Africa, Africa Long-Term Finance Initiative - Consultant
2013-2014: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University - Research Assistant
2013: ABN-AMRO Bank b.v., Amsterdam - Real Estate Sector Analyst
2011-2013: Freelance Architect
2003-2010: Döll Architecten b.v., Rotterdam - Senior Architect
2001-2003: Mecanoo Architecten b.v., Delft - Junior Architect
2014-2019: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University - Finance, PhD (Advisors: Mathijs van Dijk and Peter van Bergeijk)
2017: Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley - Visiting scholar (Host: Gustavo Manso)
2012: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University - Finance and Investments, MSc (Honors class, Cum Laude, Best Student Award)
2011: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University - General Management, Pre-master
2000: Faculty of Planning, Building and Environment, Technical University Berlin - Exchange
1998-2002: Architecture Faculty, Oporto University - Licenciatura