Rodrigo Zeidan

Associate Professor of Practice of Business and Finance
Rodrigo Zeidan
Professor of Practice in Business and Finance and Chief Sustainability Liaison with NYU

Professor Zeidan is Professor of Practice of Business and Finance and Chief Sustainability Liaison with NYU at NYU Shanghai. He is also a Visiting Professor at Fundação Dom Cabral, Senior Scholar at the Center for Sustainable Business, NYU Stern, and a columnist at Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil’s leading newspaper.

Professor Zeidan is the author of Economics of Global Business (MIT Press), The General Model of Working Capital Management (Palgrave Macmillan), and five other books.

His more recent research focuses on Sustainable Finance alongside issues in Corporate Finance and Development Economics. He co-created the Sustainability Credit Score System, which may become the standard sustainability rating system globally. Alongside his article in Nature Sustainability, his research has been published in the Journal of Corporate Finance, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Economic Letters, International Journal of Production Economics, Economic Modelling, Energy Economics, European Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Cleaner Production among others. Rodrigo has written extensively for media outlets, including the New York Times, CNNWorld Economic ForumBloombergAmericas Quarterly, and Financial Times.

He has significant teaching experience at all levels, from undergraduate to international MBAs in South America, Europe, and Asia. He has taught over 100 courses for undergraduates, 20 courses for post-graduates, and 2000 hours of Executive Education. He combines teaching excellence with skills in top-level research and consulting. Some of the companies he works or has worked with include Kraft Foods, Johnson & Johnson, Santander, Skanska, L’Oreal, RCI Banque, Vale, Queiroz Galvão, Itaú Bank, and Petrobras. One of the works he has supervised created over USD 1 billion of shareholder value for a listed company in Brazil. His consulting jobs include Valuation, M&A, Cash Conversion Cycle Management, Personal Finance, and Trust Funds.

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  • PhD, Economics
    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • MsC, Economics
    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Courses Taught

  • Economics of Global Business
  • Futures and Options
  • The Political Economy of East Asia
  • Sustainable Business Practices and Development Economics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Equity Valuation
  • Portfolio Management
  • Advanced Futures and Options
  • Business Independent Study
  • Economics Independent Study
  • Social Science Honors Independent Study