Associate Professor Breno   Schmidt
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Breno Schmidt

Business School
Sch of Bank & Fin

Breno Schmidt joined UNSW Business School in 2017. He received his PhD in Finance from the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. He holds an MS in Economics from the Graduate School of Economics at Fundação Getulio Vargas (EPGE/FGV), Brazil, and a BS in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Breno’s research focuses on the organisation and governance of corporations and mutual funds.

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  • Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Breno Schmidt
    Schmidt B, 2015, 'Costs and benefits of friendly boards during mergers and acquisitions', Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 117, pp. 424 - 447,
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Breno Schmidt
    Disatnik D; Duchin R; Schmidt B, 2014, 'Cash flow hedging and liquidity choices', Review of Finance, vol. 18, pp. 715 - 748,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Breno Schmidt
    Duchin R; Schmidt B, 2013, 'Riding the merger wave: Uncertainty, reduced monitoring, and bad acquisitions', Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 107, pp. 69 - 88,
    Journal articles | 2009
    Associate Professor Breno Schmidt
    Cohen L; Schmidt B, 2009, 'Attracting flows by attracting big clients', Journal of Finance, vol. 64, pp. 2125 - 2151,


  • Winner of the 2010 Teva Award in the name of Dan Suesskind for research in corporate finance and financial markets 2010
  • Winner of the Michael J. Barclay Award for the best Ph.D. student paper, Financial Research Association 2008
  • Winner of Society of Quantitative Analysts Award for best paper on quantitative investments, Western Finance Association 2007
  • Winner of BGI Best Paper Prize, Asset Allocation Symposium, European Finance Association 2006