Rui runs the academic side of OUBEP. Rui is an Associate Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Prior to that he was a faculty member at the Economics Department at Oxford, and a Fellow and Tutor of Brasenose College. Before coming to Oxford, Rui held an academic appointment at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He was educated in the Universities of Porto and California, Berkeley. He is specialized in monetary and financial history, straddling the fields of international finance, institutional economics and public finance. His research provides perspective on the globalization of finance, financial crises, sovereign debt, financial market architecture, the choice of exchange rate regimes and emigrant remittances, as well as rent-seeking and corruption in public office.