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Ricardo  Rodriguez

Ricardo Rodriguez

Associate Professor, Finance


Rodríguez earned his degree in electromechanical engineering from Universidad de El Salvador in 1974, graduating in first place. In 1977 he graduated with distinction from the MBA program at INCAE, Nicaragua. His doctoral degree in finance is from the University of Texas at Austin, where he ranked first in his class. He is currently an associate professor of finance at the University of Miami, where he teaches in the undergraduate, graduate, online, and executive programs.

Professor Rodríguez has published numerous articles in prestigious academic finance journals. His research has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, and other periodicals. In addition, professor Rodríguez has coauthored four finance textbooks.

Rodríguez has taught financial seminars to executives in 22 cities throughout the Americas from Washington, D.C. to Buenos Aires. He has also been a financial consultant for companies in Miami, Central America, and Colombia.

Research Interests

Capital budgeting techniques; option theory; and statistical applications in finance

Featured Publications

  • W. Brian Barrett, Thomas B. Sanders, and Ricardo J. Rodriguez, “Fairness of Bank Rules for Compensating Balances,” Commercial Lending Review, May 2007.

    Rodriguez, Ricardo J., “Finite Sequences of St. Petersburg Games: Inferences from a Simulation Study,” Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 76 (10), October 2006, 925-933.

    Rodriguez, Ricardo J., “Reducing False Alarms in the Detection of Human Influence on Data,” Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, 19 (2), Spring 2004, 141-158.

    Rodriguez, Ricardo J., “First Significant Digit Patterns from Mixtures of Uniform Distributions,” The American Statistician, 58 (1), February 2004, 64-71.

    Rodriguez, Ricardo J., “Option Pricing Bounds: Synthesis and Extension,” Journal of Financial Research, 26(2), Summer 2003, 149-164.

    Rodriguez, Ricardo J., “The Complete Set of Explicit Yield to Maturity Formulas,” Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 2(1), Summer 2003, 26-34.

    Rodriguez, Ricardo J., “Lognormal Option Pricing for Arbitrary Underlying Assets: A Synthesis,” Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol 42, 3, Summer 2002, 577-586.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Finance, Miami Herbert Business School, 1992 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Finance, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 1985 - 1992
  • Instructor, Finance, University of Texas at Austin, 1982 - 1985
  • Administrative Director, Auto Palace, 1979 - 1982


  • Corporate finance
  • Investment analysis
  • Relationship between risk and return


  • Ph.D., Finance, University of Texas at Austin, 1986
  • MBA, INCAE, 1977
  • B.S., Electromechanical Engineering, Universidad de El Salvador, 1974

Honors and Awards

  • Granted a perfect evaluation score (5.0), University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2016, 2013, 2008, 2004, 1998
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2010, 2000
  • Outstanding teacher award, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2001
  • Named class “godfather” by the students of the Executive MBA of INCAE in Guatemala, 1997
  • Named class “godfather” by the students of the Executive MBA of INCAE in El Salvador, 1996
  • Best Presentation Prize, Financial Management Association, 1986
Ricardo  Rodriguez


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