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Maria Céu Cortez

Ph.D in Business Administration University of Minho


Maria Céu Cortez is Full Professor at the Management Department – School of Economics and Management, University of Minho. She teaches several courses of Investments and her main areas of interest are socially responsible investments and portfolio performance evaluation. She was the Director of the PhD in Business Administration, Director of the Management Department, Director of the Masters in Finance, and Director of the Masters in Management. She was a member of several external evaluation committees of the Portuguese Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (A3ES).



Areas of interest

Mutual funds
Portfolio performance evaluation
Socially responsible investments.


Cortez, M C , Andrade, N , & Silva, F (2022)

The environmental and financial performance of green energy investments: European evidence

Ecological Economics, 197, 107427 DOI
Badía, G , Ferruz, L , & Cortez, M C (2021)

The performance of social responsible investing from retail investors' perspective: international evidence

International Journal of Finance and Economics, 26(4), 6074–6088 DOI
Adcock, C , Areal, N , Cortez, M C , Oliveira, B , & Silva, F (2020)

Does the choice of fund performance measure matter?

Investment Analysts Journal, 49(1), 53–77 DOI
Badía, G , Cortez, M C , & Ferruz, L (2020)

Socially responsible investing worldwide: Do markets value corporate social responsibility?

Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 27(6), 2751–2764 DOI
Leite, P , & Cortez, M C (2020)

Investment and profitability factors in mutual fund performance evaluation: a conditional approach

Applied Economics Letters, 27(16), 1312–1315 DOI


Sustainability Labelling in Europe: governmental bodies versus private actors

Funding: Institut Louis Bachelier

Duration: 2022-01-14 - 2023-01-14

Governmental bodies versus private actors in sustainability labelling in the European Union

Funding: Labex MME-DII

Duration: 2021-12-01 - 2023-02-28

Information asymmetry, conflicts of interest, and securities regulation

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Duration: 2018-10-04 - 2021-10-03


Avaliação Financeira de Projectos Mestrado
Finanças Avançadas Doutoramento
Introdução à Gestão Financeira Licenciatura
Investimentos e Gestão de Carteiras Mestrado
Metodologia e Proposta de Investigação em Gestão Mestrado