Laura Andreu

Associate Professor


Short bio

Laura Andreu is an Associate Professor of Finance and an Associate Researcher at the Institute on Employment, Digital Society and Sustainability (IEDIS) at the University of Zaragoza.
She started as a research fellowship at the University of Zaragoza in 2006. She received her doctorate from the University of Zaragoza in 2009 after the defense of the thesis “Financial Management of Spanish Pension Plans: Comparison to the UK Market”. The thesis produced four international publications indexed in JCR, published in Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance: Issues and Practice (2007), Spanish Journal of Finance and Accounting (2010), Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (2010) and Journal of Business Economics and Management (2015).
Laura Andreu has been visiting researcher at different international institutions such as the University of Exeter (UK), Erasmus University (The Netherlands), University of Cologne (Germany), Victoria University (Australia) and the University of Minho (Portugal).
Her research mainly focuses on Portfolio Management (mutual funds and pension plans) and Behavioural Finance (manager and investor behaviour). Her research has been published in International Review of Financial Analysis, Finance Research Letters, Research in International Business and Finance, Journal of Cleaner Production and European Journal of Operational Research.
She obtained the Inverco Award for the best paper in Asset Management from the 29th Finance Forum of the Spanish Finance Association (AEFIN) in 2022. She has collaborated with INVERCO (Asociación de Instituciones de Inversión Colectiva y Fondos de Pensiones) and with “Catedra Emprender”, among others.
Laura Andreu was Vice Dean of Social and Cultural projection of the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies of the University of Zaragoza for the 4-your period 2011-2015. Additionally, from 2016 to 2023, she has been the academic coordinator of the Finance and Accounting Degree at the University of Zaragoza.

Selected Publications