Professor Da Rin holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Department of Economics of Stanford University and a BA in Economics (summa cum laude) from Bocconi University, Milano.
His research interest is focused on the various aspects of corporate finance and governance in the context of venture capital, entrepreneurship, and economic development. His articles have been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Journal of Public Economics, the Financial History Review and the Economic Policy.
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Professor Edelstein received an AB, AM, and PhD in Economics from Harvard University.
Research interest is focused on urban real estate economics and urban financial problems, property taxation and the role of the public sector, macroeconomic determinants of housing construction, inter-linkages, securitization and globalization of real estate asset markets, etc. His articles have been published in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, the Real Estate Economics and the Journal of Housing Economics.
Ranko Jelic is a Professor of Accounting and Finance at Birmingham Business School. He has experience in teaching, and curriculum development, on various BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD, and DBA programs in UK, France, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, and former Yugoslav republics. Acted as director of research, MBA program director, PhD admissions tutor, staff research seminars coordinator, and external examiner for a number of academic institutions. Membership in various international academic and professional affiliations (e.g. Financial Management Association - International, European Financial Management Association, Social Science Research Network, Association of Certified Chartered Accountants). Invited presentations given at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the World Federation of Stock Exchanges, and British Council programs.
Professor Jelic holds a PhD in Finance from University of Hull, MSc from London School of Economics and Belgrade University.
Research encompasses corporate finance and emerging financial markets, focusing on initial public offerings (IPOs), private equity (i.e. MBOs), performance of newly privatized enterprises, and warrants. Published, inter alia, in the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Accounting and Business Research, European Financial Management, Journal of Pacific Basin Finance, Multinational Finance Journal, Corporate Governance – An International Review. Research funds and scholarships obtained from: Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), the UK Institute for Quantitative Investment Research (INQUIRE), the World Bank (IBRD).
Branko Urošević is a professor of Financial Economics and Operations Research at the University of Belgrade. He is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of SECCF, the Director of the International Masters in Quantitative Finance (IMQF) program, and Chairman of the Dubrovnik Lectures in Banking and Finance (DBF) program. He spearheaded the creation of both the IMQF and DBF programs. In addition, he was the first program director of the Master in Finance program at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Branko has designed and taught a number of courses at the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. levels in Serbia, Spain, and the U.S. He participated in and led several multi-year academic research projects in the U.S., Spain, and Serbia including the RICAFE2, a Framework 6 European research program (Branko is in charge of the Belgrade node of the project). He is a visiting professor in Finance at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain. He is a member of several European and American professional societies (including AFA, AREAU, and PRMIA). He was a consultant to the National Bank of Serbia and one of the examination board members of the Serbian National Exams for Portfolio Managers. He also worked as a consultant at McKinsey and KPMG in Chicago, USA.
Professor Urošević holds B.Sc in Physics from Moscow State University, Russia, a Ph.D. in Physics from Brown University, USA, and a Ph.D. in Finance from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, USA.
His research is in the cross section of asset pricing and corporate finance. His particular focus is on the issues related to dynamic models of moral hazard in economies with one or more large shareholders, the role of informational asymmetry on the formation of share prices, and issues related to real estate finance and economics. He has published in the leading economics journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Economic Theory, Management Science and Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. He was an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. In his previous career, he published several noted papers in the area of superstring theory in the leading physics journals.