Alejandro Balbás has a PhD in Mathematics and is a Professor of Financial Economics in the Department of Business Administration at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. His fields of interest have gradually evolved over time from mathematical issues to financial topics. Currently, Alejandro’s academic activity is devoted to Financial Markets, with a special focus on asset pricing, hedging and risk measurement in both perfect and imperfect (liquid or illiquid) markets.
Alejandro has been actively involved in the academic community. He has occupied several management-related positions at the University. He has been an anonymous referee for Spanish and North-American quality assessment agencies; for more than twenty international journals; and for various institutions, including the prestigious American Mathematical Society. He has also been a member of several editorial boards and committees of scientific conferences.