Selected Publications

  • Alok, S., Cortes, F., & Gopalan, R. (2015). Stock Price Informativeness and the Mix of Long-Term and Short-Term Pay: Causal Evidence. Social Science Research Network.
  • Cortes, F., Gomes, A., & Gopalan, R. (2015). Corporate Inversions: A Case of Having the Cake and Eating it Too?. Social Science Research Network.
  • Cortes, F., & Thakor, A. V. (2015). Does Securitization Increase Risk: A Theory of Loan Securitization, Reputation, and Credit Screening. Social Science Research Network.
  • Cortes, F. (2013). How Do Informational Frictions Affect the Firm’s Choice of Asset Liquidity? The Effect of SOX Section 404. Social Science Research Network.

Education

  • PhD in Finance, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Master in Business Administration, Washington University in St. Louis
  • BA in Economics, Universidad de los Andes

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Cortes’s current research interest lie in the area of corporate finance and banking, with a particular focus on the determinants of corporate cash holdings and the effect of loan securitization on lenders’ screening incentives and systematic risk. He has primary teaching interests in corporate finance and investments, and has taught in the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining Northeastern University, Professor Cortes served as an Instructor for finance courses and as a Graduate Research Assistant at Washington University in St. Louis.

Awards & Recognition

  • Paris December 2014 Finance Meeting
  • Financial Intermediation Research Society, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2013
  • PhD Program Poster Presentation and Award Session Best Poster, 2012, Washington University in St. Louis