Ignacio Requejo
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Main Research Interests

Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Institutional Environment, Family Firms, Research Methods, Panel Data Methodology.

Main research interests include: ownership structure and its impact on firm value; determinants and effects of corporate financial policies (investment, capital structure, payout policy, R&D expenditure); family control of corporations and its consequences for economic growth; interactions between internal and external corporate governance mechanisms; influence of institutional factors on firm performance and financial decisions; effect of macroeconomic factors on corporate capital structure; differences between publicly listed corporations and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); research methodology in business economics.

Participation in Research Grants

Project Title: Corporate Governance. A Special Emphasis on Family Firms
Funding Body: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
Principal Investigator: Julio Pindado García

Project Title: Corporate Governance Mechanisms after the Financial Crisis
Funding Body: Regional Government of Castilla y León
Principal Investigator: Esther B. del Brío González

Project Title: Effects of Corporate Governance on Financial Decisions
Funding Body: Spanish Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Principal Investigator: Julio Pindado García

Project Title: Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance
Funding Body: Regional Government of Castilla y León
Principal Investigator: Alberto de Miguel Hidalgo

Conference Presentations

  • Conference on Challenges of Corporate Governance: 2013 (Bath, United Kingdom).
  • Annual International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA) Conference: 2012 (Bordeaux, France), 2011 (Palermo, Italy), 2010 (Lancaster, United Kingdom), 2008 (Breukelen, The Netherlands).
  • European Financial Management Association (EFMA) Annual Conference: 2012 (Barcelona, Spain), 2011 (Braga, Portugal), 2010 (Aarhus, Denmark), 2009 (Milan, Italy).
  • Financial Management Association (FMA) International Annual Meeting: 2012 (Atlanta, U.S.A.), 2011 (Denver, U.S.A.), 2009 (Reno, U.S.A.)
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Annual Conference: 2011 (Madrid, Spain).
  • International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium (IAFDS): 2010 (Prato, Italy), 2009 (Prato, Italy), 2008 (Prato, Italy).
  • Finance Forum (Foro de Finanzas): 2012 (Oviedo, Spain), 2009 (Madrid, Spain), 2008 (Barcelona, Spain).
  • European Academy of Management and Business Economics (AEDEM) Annual Conference: 2008 (Salamanca, Spain).

Invited Seminar Presentations

University of Strathclyde Business School (Glasgow, United Kingdom), Leeds University Business School (Leeds, United Kingdom), London Business School (London, United Kingdom), Saïd Business School (Oxford, United Kingdom).

Research Awards

  • Best Reviewer Award at 13th Annual IFERA Conference, July 2013, St. Gallen (Switzerland).
  • 2011 FFI Best Doctoral Dissertation Award co-sponsored by the Family Firm Institute (FFI) and Relative Solutions, presented at the Harvard Club in Boston (U.S.A.), October 2011, for the dissertation entitled “Corporate Governance in Family Firms: Effects of Family Control on Firm Value and Corporate Financial Decisions”.
  • Extraordinary PhD Award (“Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado”) in the academic year 2010/2011 (Field of Economics) for the Doctoral Thesis defended in November 2010 at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universidad de Salamanca (Spain).
  • “GEEF” Best Policy-oriented Research Paper Award at 10th Annual IFERA Conference, July 2010, Lancaster (United Kingdom), for the paper “Family control and the investment–cash flow sensitivity: Empirical evidence from the Euro zone”.
  • Acknowledgement as “Best Doctoral Student” at 2nd International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium, May 2009, Prato (Italy).
  • “University of Alberta” Best Family Business Research Paper Award at 8th Annual IFERA Conference, July 2008, Breukelen (The Netherlands), for the paper “Ownership concentration and firm value: Evidence from Western European family firms”.
  • Award for Best Paper presented at 1st International Accounting & Finance Doctoral Symposium, April 2008, Prato (Italy), for the paper “The effect of family control on corporate performance”.