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Lucia Dalla Pellegrina is Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, Management and Statistics (DEMS) of the University of Milano-Bicocca. She is Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences (CISEPS), member of the Center for European Studies (CefES), University of Milano-Bicocca, Research Fellow of the Baffi-Carefin Center, Bocconi University, and Associate researcher at the Center for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi), Brussels. She received the Ph.D. in Economics from Bocconi University in 2005. Her research interests focus on credit, microfinance and empirical legal studies.


  • Dalla Pellegrina, L., De Michele, A., Di Maio, G., & Landoni, P. (2021). Fostering savings by commitment: Evidence from a quasi-natural experiment at The Small Enterprise Foundation in South Africa. WORLD DEVELOPMENT, 148(December 2021) [10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105660]. Detail
  • Dalla Pellegrina, L., Skully, M., Wanke, P., Walker, T., & Wijesiri, M. (2021). Does the ownership structure affect firm performance? Evidence from Indian bank efficiency before and after the global financial crisis. INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS IN OPERATIONAL RESEARCH. Detail
  • dalla Pellegrina, L., Di Maio, G., Masciandaro, D., & Saraceno, M. (2020). Organized crime, suspicious transaction reporting and anti-money laundering regulation. REGIONAL STUDIES, 54(12), 1761-1775 [10.1080/00343404.2020.1772963]. Detail
  • dalla Pellegrina, L., Frazzoni, S., Rotondi, Z., & Vezzulli, A. (2017). Does ICT adoption improve access to credit for small enterprises?. SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS, 48(3), 657-679 [10.1007/s11187-016-9794-x]. Detail
  • Dalla Pellegrina, L. (2011). Microfinance and Investment: A Comparison with Bank and Informal Lending. WORLD DEVELOPMENT, 39(6), 882-897 [10.1016/j.worlddev.2011.03.002]. Detail