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Felipe Bastos Gurgel Silva

Assistant Professor and CBIZ MHM Faculty Scholar
425 Cornell Hall
7:00 - 8:00 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday or by appointment (Zoom sessions)

Felipe B G Silva (PhD, Cornell University, ’2018) is an assistant professor, teaching the accounting and business strategy analysis capstone course of the School of Accountancy.

His research interests revolve around financial accounting, macroeconomics, banking and financial intermediation, and political economy. His work has been published in academic outlets such as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of International Money, and Finance, Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Annals of Finance, and Journal of Risk, and has been featured in the Washington Post, Bloomberg, and other media outlets in English, Portuguese, German, and Russian. His solo-authored paper, based on his doctoral dissertation, has been selected as a semifinalist for best paper award at the 2019 FMA Annual Meeting.

Prior to his graduate studies, Professor Silva worked for 5 years in the private sector, including a brief career in the aerospace sector (Embraer) and later joining the financial services industry at Itaú Unibanco (Market Risk Division) and Banco Santander (Quantitative Researcher). He was also a founding partner of a start-up enterprise in the telecommunications sector, later sold to a major retailer. He holds a bachelor´s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), Brazil, and an M.Eng. degree in Financial Engineering from Cornell´s Operations Research and Information Engineering Department. Outside of academia, Professor Silva enjoys spending time with his wife Anna and kids, Eric and George.


PhD, Finance, Cornell's Johnson School of Management;  M. Eng, Financial Engineering, Cornell University and B. Eng., Aeronautical Engineering, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica


Govindarajan, V., Ilyas, H., Silva, F. B. G., Srivastava, A., and Enache, L. 2022. "How Companies Can Prepare for a Long Run of High Inflation" Harvard Business Review, May 2022:

Govindarajan, V., Ilyas, H., Silva, F. B. G., Srivastava, A., and Enache, L. 2022. "The Rapid Rise and Fall of Biotech Stocks Adversely Impacts the Society" California Management Review, March 2022:

Cortes, G. S., Gao, G. P, Silva, F. B. G., and Song, Z. 2021. Unconventional Monetary Policy and Disaster Risk: Evidence from the Subprime and COVID-19 Crises. Journal of International Money and Finance, Volume 122, April 2022,102543.

Silva, F. B. G. 2021. Fiscal Deficits, Bank Credit Risk, and Loan Loss Provisions. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 56(5) 1537-1589. DOI:

Silva, F. B. G. and Volkova, E. 2018. Can VPIN Forecast Geopolitical Events? Evidence from the 2014 Crimean Crisis. Annals of Finance, 14(1) 125-141. DOI: