Rui Albuquerque holds a B.A. (magna cum laude) in Economics from the Portuguese Catholic University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Rochester where he won the Kaplan Award for the best graduate student of the Department of Economics.

His research focus is on Capital Markets, Governance and International Finance. Professor Albuquerque has published in the top academic journals including The Review of Economic Studies, The Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies, The Journal of Economic Theory, and the Journal of International Economics.

In 2011 Professor Albuquerque received an R&D grant from the Foundation for Science and Technology and the Welcome II Programme grant from the Foundation for Science and Technology and Marie Curie Action Cofund. Professor Albuquerque's research was awarded the 2011 KPMG's Global Valuation Institute Research Grants, the 2011 Broderick Prize for Excellence in Research Scholarship, the 2008 Smith Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize. His research has won the 2008 Standard Life Investments Finance Prize by the ECGI and the 2013 ECGI Finance Best Paper Award. He was distinguished in 2003 by the European Central Bank with the Lamfalussy Fellowship. He has been keynote speaker at several conferences.