Rodrigo Zeidan

Associate Professor of Practice of Business and Finance



Rodrigo Zeidan is currently Associate Professor of Practice of Business and Finance at New York University Shanghai and Visiting Professor at Fundação Dom Cabral and Copenhagen Business School. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment.

His research interests are diverse, and he has published in many fields in Economics and Finance. Some examples can be found in the Journal of Business Ethics, Economic Modelling, Economic Letters, International Journal of Production Economics, Review of Industrial Organization, Applied Financial Economics, and European Journal of Health Economics, as well as many book chapters, newspaper, and magazine articles. His more recent research focuses on Sustainable Finance, alongside issues in Corporate Finance and Industrial Economics.

Professor Zeidan has significant teaching experience at all levels from undergraduate to international MBAs in South America, Europe, and Asia. He has taught over 100 courses for undergraduates, 20 courses for post-graduates, and 2000 hours of Executive Education. He combines teaching excellence with skills in top-level research and consulting. Some of the companies he works or has worked with include Kraft Foods, Johnson & Johnson, Santander, Skanska, L’Oreal, RCI Banque, Vale, Queiroz Galvão, Itaú Bank, and Petrobras. His consulting jobs are in Valuation, M&A, Cash Conversion Cycle Management, Personal Finance and Trust Funds.

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Recent Publications

Fedoseeva, S.; ZEIDAN, R. (2017) How (a)symmetric is the response of import demand to changes in its determinants? Evidence from European energy imports, Energy Economics, forthcoming.

Whelan, T.; Zappa, B.; ZEIDAN, R.; Fishbein, G. (2017) How to Quantify Sustainability’s Impact on Your Bottom Line, Harvard Business Review, 9/13.

ZEIDAN, R.; Shapir, O. M. (2017). Cash conversion cycle and value-enhancing operations: Theory and evidence for a free lunch, Journal of Corporate Finance, 45, 203-219.‏

ZEIDAN, R.; Galil, K.; Shapir, O. M. (2017). Do ultimate owners follow the pecking order theory? The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.‏

Fedoseeva, S.; ZEIDAN, R. (2016) A Dead-End Tunnel or the Light at the End of It: The Role of BRICs in European Exports, Economic Modelling, 59, 237-48.

Resende, M.; ZEIDAN, R. (2016) Tacit Collusion under Imperfect Monitoring in the Canadian Manufacturing Industry: An Empirical StudyApplied Economics, 48(8) 701-711.

Torres Filho, E.; ZEIDAN, R. (2016) The Life-Cycle of National Development Banks: The Experience of Brazil’s BNDES, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 62, 97-104.

ZEIDAN, R.; Boechat, C.; Fleury, A. (2015). Developing a Sustainability Credit Score SystemJournal of Business Ethics, 127 (283-296).

Resende, M. and ZEIDAN, R. (2015) Psychological Biases and Economic Expectations: evidence on Industry Experts, Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics, 8(3) 162-170.

ZEIDAN, R.; Müllner, J. (2015) Firm, Market and Top Management Antecedents of Speculation: Lessons for Corporate Governance, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 32-33(4) 42-58.

ZEIDAN, R; Spitzeck, H. (2015) The Sustainability Delta: Considering Sustainability Opportunities in Firm Valuation, Sustainable Development, 23(6) 329-42.

ZEIDAN, R. (2015) The Displacement Effects of Chinese Exports on the U.S. Clothing MarketJournal of Chinese Economics and Business Studies, 13(3), 217-31.

Resende, M.; Ribeiro, E.; ZEIDAN, R. (2015). Dynamic Entry and Exit Linkages in the Brazilian Manufacturing Industry: an Econometric InvestigationInternational Journal of the Economics of Business, 22(3), 379-92.

ZEIDAN, R. (2014). Voluntary Corporate Governance with an Empirical ApplicationApplied Financial Economics, 24(12), 837-51.

Resende, M.; Strube, E.; ZEIDAN, R. (2014). Complementarity of Innovation Policies in Brazilian Industry: an Econometric StudyInternational Journal of Production Economics, 158(6), 9-14.

ZEIDAN, R.; Rodrigues, B. (2013). The Failure of Risk Management for Nonfinancial Companies in the Context of the Financial Crisis: Lessons from Aracruz Celulose and Hedging with DerivativesApplied Financial Economics, 23(3), 241-50.


Courses Taught

  • Economics of Global Business
  • Futures & Options



Ph.D., Economics
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 2005

M.Sc., Economics
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 2001

B.A., Economics
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 1998


Languages: English, Portuguese