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Daniel Ferreira

London School of Economics and Political Science


Daniel Ferreira, known for his work on corporate governance, is Professor of Finance at LSE and a European Corporate Governance Institute Fellow.


English, Portuguese

Areas of expertise

  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Decentralised finance
  • Web3
  • Corporate boards
  • Corporate governance
  • Women on boards
  • Diversity in business and finance


Daniel Ferreira is Professor of Finance at LSE and a European Corporate Governance Institute Fellow. He is known for his work on corporate governance, especially on the workings of corporate boards, having written several influential articles on the topic. He is also an expert on the economics of blockchain, crypto, and decentralised finance.

His academic work is relevant to policy and has had a significant media impact, being covered by The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The Economist, amongst others. He has also offered expert advice to businesses, governments, and organisations, including the UK House of Commons, HM Treasury, the European Commission, the Bank of England, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Norges Bank Investment Management.

He is an experienced executive educator, having taught courses for executives at LSE and London Business School. Daniel is an expert in diversity issues in business and finance. He co-authored one of the most influential articles on women on corporate boards. He was an expert witness for the UK Treasury Select Committee inquiry on Women in the City.

Daniel has been at LSE since 2006, initially in the Department of Management and then in the Department of Finance, where he served as Head in 2020 – 2023. His previous academic positions were at Nova SBE (Lisbon), Stockholm School of Economics, and EPGE-FGV (Rio de Janeiro). He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

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