João Granja’s research interests include analyzing the relationship between disclosure and financial development, with a focus on examining the way accounting information affects the stability and development of financial institutions. His papers have been published in the Journal of Accounting Research and the Journal of Finance.
Granja earned an undergraduate degree in economics from the Universidade do Porto in Portugal. He received an MSc in economics from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon and a PhD in accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Most recently, Granja was an assistant professor at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining academia, he consulted on several projects that involved the use of financial statements to evaluate the efficiency of regulated industries in Portugal.