Visiting Professor of Economics
Education: BSc in Astophysics; PhD Economics, Graduate School of Economics Barcelona
Research Areas: investments, empirical asset pricing, portfolio management
Raša Karapandža (born January 4, 1978) is a professor of finance at EBS Business School. He serves as an academic director of Master in Finance program and head of chair of finance. He received a PhD degree in economics and finance from Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. He has been a visiting research scholar at NYU and at UC Berkeley.
The general focus of Karapandža's research and teaching activities is investments, empirical asset pricing, and portfolio management. In his recent papers, he studies 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, and Der Spiegel. He advised members of the US congress on the topics of regulating cryptocurrencies and other blockchain related technologies. He was elected favorite professor by the EBS business school’s student body for his teaching many years in a row — in 2009-2010 through 2016-2017. What makes him really proud is that he was elected an honorary member of the EBS student-body association.