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Luis Cabral

Luis Cabral

Joined Stern 2000

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-70
New York, NY 10012

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Professor Cabral has been with NYU Stern since 2000. Before then, he was on the faculty at Nova (Portugal), LBS and, for short periods, Berkeley, Yale and IESE. He is also Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research.

At Stern, Professor Cabral teaches courses in microeconomics. His primary research area is the study of firm dynamics (innovation, platforms, reputation) with a focus on media and entertainment industries. He has written numerous papers and books, including Introduction to Industrial Organizations (MIT Press).

Research Interests

  • Firm dynamics
  • Innovation
  • Platforms
  • Reputation
  • Media and Entertainment

Courses Taught

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Economics of Media and Entertainment
  • Microeconomics
  • Public Policy and Business Strategy

Academic Background

Ph.D., Economics, 1989

M.Sc., Economics, 1985
Nova (Lisbon, Portugal)

B.A., Economics, 1983
Católica (Lisbon, Portugal)

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Stern Faculty Examine the Implications of “Brexit”

Stern Faculty Examine the Implications of “Brexit”

In an op-ed, Professor Luís Cabral argues that despite talk of a "Brexit," the European Union has brought multiple economic benefits to the region

Beyond the 'Brexit' hype: The EU is NOT a failed experiment

Professor Luís Cabral discusses Portugal's election results

The Future of European Monetary Union

The Future of European Monetary Union

Prof. Luis Cabral on Portugal's bailout exit

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Prof. Luis Cabral on the ongoing financial problems in Portugal

Prof. Luis Cabral on austerity in Portugal

Third Annual Faculty Excellence Dinner

Areas of Expertise


  • Antitrust & Regulatory Issues
  • Business Strategy
  • Industrial Organization
  • Microeconomics


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Corporate Reputation
  • Professional Development


  • Portugal