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Maria Céu Cortez
Ph.D in Business Administration (University of Minho)
Department of Management
  Full Professor
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Maria Céu Cortez is Full Professor at the Management Department – School of Economics and Management, University of Minho. She teaches several courses of Investments and her main areas of interest are socially responsible investments and portfolio performance evaluation. She was the Director of the PhD in Business Administration, Director of the Management Department, Director of the Masters in Finance, and Director of the Masters in Management. She was a member of several external evaluation committees of the Portuguese Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (A3ES).
Mutual funds
Portfolio performance evaluation
Socially responsible investments.
Selected publications
Brito-Ramos, S., Cortez, M. C., & Silva, F. (2024). Do Sustainability Signals Diverge? An Analysis of Labeling Schemes for Socially Responsible Investments. Business and Society, 63(6), 1380–1425. DOI
Silva, F., Ferreira, A., & Cortez, M. C. (2024). The performance of green bond portfolios under climate uncertainty: A comparative analysis with conventional and black bond portfolios. Research in International Business and Finance, 70(102354). DOI
Cortez, M. C., Andrade, N., & Silva, F. (2022). The environmental and financial performance of green energy investments: European evidence. Ecological Economics, 197, 107427. DOI
Badía, G., Ferruz, L., & Cortez, M. C. (2021). The performance of social responsible investing from retail investors' perspective: international evidence. International Journal of Finance and Economics, 26(4), 6074–6088. DOI
Adcock, C., Areal, N., Cortez, M. C., Oliveira, B., & Silva, F. (2020). Does the choice of fund performance measure matter? Investment Analysts Journal, 49(1), 53–77. DOI
Investments and Portfolio Management
Principles of Corporate Finance