Felipe Restrepo

Associate Professor of Finance
Expertise: Corporate Finance, Credit Ratings, Financial Intermediation, International Capital Markets

Felipe Restrepo

Felipe Restrepo is an Associate Professor of Finance and the Paul Desmarais/London Life Faculty Fellow in Finance at the Ivey Business School. Professor Restrepo holds a PhD and a Master of Science in Finance from Boston College, along with a BS in Economics from EAFIT University in Medellin, Colombia.

At Ivey, Dr. Restrepo has taught in the HBA and MSc programs, and he has been the recipient of the David G. Burgoyne Teaching Award (2019) and of Ivey’s Early Career Research Impact Award (2021). Before transitioning to academia, Dr. Restrepo spent five years working in the financial industry in Colombia. His roles included serving as a Project Manager in the Derivatives and Risk Management division at Bancolombia (NYSE: CIB), and as a Quantitative Analyst in the Economic Research Department at Valores Bancolombia.

Dr. Restrepo’s research expertise lies in the intersection of corporate finance and financial intermediation. His research focuses on the financial and real effects of bank transaction taxes, on the impact of credit rating policies on firms’ investment and financing decisions, and on the process that leads to the pricing of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). Professor Restrepo’s scholarly work has been published in leading finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Restrepo, a Fulbright Scholar, combines his industry experience with academic rigour, contributing to the field of finance both as a researcher and educator at the Ivey Business School.


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