Biography

Gonzalo Maturana joined the Goizueta Business School in 2015 after completing his PhD in Finance at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.

Professor Maturana’s primary research focuses are in corporate finance, household finance, real estate finance, and conflicts of interest. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), and Management Science. His research has also appeared in nonacademic outlets such as Bloomberg, MarketWatch, and the CFA digest. Among his awards are the Michael J. Brennan Award for best paper in the Review of Financial Studies in 2017 and the Rising Scholar Award for best paper by a young researcher in the Review of Financial Studies in 2020.

Prior to joining the faculty at Goizueta, Professor Maturana held positions at the University of Chile and IM Trust, a Chilean investment bank. At Goizueta, he has taught Corporate Finance (FIN 220/320) to undergraduate students, Banking and Financial Services (FIN 426/626) to undergraduate and MBA students, and Applied Corporate Finance (FIN 726A) to PhD students.

Education

  • PhD
    The University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business
  • MA
    University of Chile - Center for Applied Economics
  • BS
    University of Chile - School of Engineering

In the News

  • August 9, 2019
    Bloomberg
    Cheating on your spouse goes hand in hand with cheating in the workplace. That’s the conclusion of a provocative new academic study that found a strong correlation between adultery and workplace misconduct by corporate executives and financial advisers.
  • May 31, 2017
    Bloomberg
    Why didn’t the bankers with the closest ties to the pre-crisis fraud lose their jobs? In their line of thinking, the fraud was not a feature of the people, but a feature of the asset class.
  • June 4, 2015
    Market Watch
    Gonzalo Maturana, an assistant professor of finance at Emory University in Atlanta, combed through 3.1 million mortgages originated between 2002 and the end of 2007. More than one-quarter of these loans subsequently defaulted. While looking for inconsistencies in appraisal values and owner-occupancy status, the most interesting part of the investigation exposes how some mortgage securities were riddled with undisclosed second liens. These hidden debts reduced the borrowers’ incentive to repay their obligations. Griffin and his co-author found the gaps by comparing bank securities documents to county courthouse records.