Rasa Karapandza

Visiting Professor of Economics Affiliation: Visiting
Education: PhD University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Research Areas: Empirical Asset Pricing; Technology and development; Fintech; Machine Learning

Raša Karapandža is a professor of Finance at EBS Business School, Germany. He serves as a Vice Dean of Education as an academic director of the Master in Finance program, and head of the chair of Finance. He received a PhD in economics and Finance from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. He has been a visiting research scholar at New York University in New York and UC Berkeley. He also serves as a Visiting professor of Economics at New York University Abu Dhabi.

The general focus of Karapandža’s research and teaching activities is investments, empirical asset pricing, and portfolio management, as well as the application of blockchain technologies in Finance. In his recent papers, he studies the return predictability of equities, new methods to test return predictability, the role of information on return predictability, and the use of big data to generate robustly predictable portfolio alphas.

Karapandža’s work has been featured in top media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, and Der Spiegel. He advised members of the US congress on the topics of regulating cryptocurrencies and other blockchain-related technologies.

He was elected the favorite professor by the EBS business school’s student body for teaching eleven years in a row — from 2009 through 2020. What makes him proud is that he was elected an honorary member of the EBS student-body association.

Karapandža serves on the board of directors and as a member of the audit committee of www.rs2.com. RS2 is a publicly listed company, a Global Payments Managed Services Provider processing payments of more than 130 financial institutions, including Bank of America, Barclays, and First Data.

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