David Cardoso

Doctoral Candidate


Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


David Cardoso started his DPhil in Financial Economics in 2014.

He is a member of Christ Church College, and has been awarded the Saïd Business School Foundation (SBS-SBSF) DPhil Scholarship and the Economic and Social Research Council DPhil Grant.

Prior to beginning his DPhil degree at Saïd Business School, David received a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a MSc in Finance with honors from the University of Porto (School of Economics). His Masters' thesis was one of the three best thesis awarded in 2012 at the 'International Competition of Master Theses on Economics and Finance'.

David worked as a macroeconomic and equity consultant at portuguese Social Security Fund Management Agency where he contributed with research on economic recession forecasting and sovereign debt.

He was also an adjunct professor at the IPT for the graduate level course of Corporate Restructuring (Mergers and Acquisitions, and Assets, equity and debt restructuring). He was also a Teaching Assistant at the University of Porto for the graduate course of Mergers and Acquisitions, and tutored undergraduate statistics at the School of Economics (U. Porto).


Research Interests

David uses continuous time finance tools applied to fields as diverse as  banking regulation, contract theory or firm's investment decisions. Currently, he is working on the impact of bail-in interventions in capital structure decisions by financial institutions. His supervisors are Professor Thomas Noe and Professor Alan Morrison.

'A compensation scheme for optimal investment decisions' Original Research Article, Finance Research Letters, Volume 14, August 2015, Pages 150-159 David Cardoso, Paulo J. Pereira