José Julián Cao Alvira is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Business at Lehman College, where he lectures on Corporate Finance, Investments and Microeconomics. In 2006 he obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University under the supervision of professors Yi Wen, Tao Zhu and Karl Shell. Previous to his doctoral degree, he studied at the University of Puerto Rico, University of Barcelona, University of Texas at Austin, University of Vienna and Harvard University.
His current research interests are on financial econometrics, numerical methods, and banking in developing countries. His research has been published in a number of highly regarded scholarly journals; including Financial Management, Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting, and Computational Economics. His most recent publication is on the market performance of IPOs of Chinese Single-Listed ADRs.
For the 2016-2017 period, José Julián was selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar and as a Fellow at the ACR CUNY Graduate Center, where he will be further extending his research on microcredit and commercial banking in developing countries.
Previous to joining Lehman College, José Julián was an Associate Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business Administration of the University of Puerto Rico, where he held several administrative positions, including Chair of the Graduate School. He has served as a visiting professor at several academic research centers, and as an economic and financial advisor to numerous public and private enterprises.