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).
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.