Luis Ferruz Agudo

Luis Ferruz AgudoDr. Luis Ferruz obtained a Degree in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in June 1981, including a graduate exam in July that same year. He studied this degree course from 1976 to 1981, which culminated with the Final Degree Award.
In 1987 Dr. Luis Ferruz, earned his Ph. D. in Financial Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, University of Zaragoza. He is a full time professor in this University. He has given seminars at MBA and Ph. D. levels in several Spanish Business Schools. He has supervised six Doctoral Theses, three of them with Extraordinary Award in the Macro-area of Social Science.

Dr. Ferruz was appointed as PhD "Merton H. Miller" Doctoral Students Seminar Tutor at the European Financial Management Association 2006 annual meeting. His research interests include Financial Risk Management, Portfolio Management, Behavioural Finance, Performance Persistence and Style Analysis, specially applied to Investment Funds and Pension Funds.

He has published a large number of papers in the most important Spanish financial reviews and journals. He has also published in relevant international journals such as Omega, The International Journal of Management Science (JCR); Applied Economic Letters (JCR); El Trimestre Económico (JCR); Geneva Papers of Risk and Insurance (JCR); Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (JQL); Applied Financial Economics (JQL); Applied Financial Economic Letters; Journal of Asset Management; Pensions: An International Journal; Journal of Pension Economics and Finance; Frontiers in Finance and Economics; Advances in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management; Advances in Financial Planning and Forecasting; Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, and European Review of Economics and Finance, among others.

He is a blind referee for several important Spanish finance and economics journals and also at an international level.

Dr. Ferruz is the Scientific Director of the consolidated finance research group called GIECOFIN. He created and was Director during 9 non interrupted editions (1998-2007) of one of the more prestigious specialized courses in Finance Advising offered by the University of Zaragoza. As practitioner, he was Financial Analyst and Financial Supervisor of General Motors Spain from 1981 to 1985 with great evaluation and consideration of his performance by the Top Financial Management of the Multinational Firm.