I am full professor of finance at Bicocca University. I am director of the master in Statistics and Economics and vice-director of the research Center of European Studies CefES. After my undergraduate degree in Bocconi, I have obtained a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE). After my PhD, I have been post-doc scholar at IGIER (Bocconi), Human Capital Mobility scholar at IDEI (Toulouse) and visiting researcher at Financial Markets Group (LSE). More recently, I have visited the Bank for International Settlements (Basilea) to undertake a research project on bank CEOs’ compensation as well as the Bank of Finland (Helsinki). My research interests are in the area of banking regulation and corporate finance. I have published on international journals, among others, on the European Economic Review, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Financial Stability and Small Business Economics. I teach in Bicocca, Bocconi and in the PhD program in Catholic University. I am in the editorial board of the Italian Economic Journal. In the past, I have been elected member of the comittee that evaluates research in the area of economics and statistics in Bicocca. As for policy oriented activities, I have been involved in a study of the competitive conditions of the mortgage market for the European Parliament, I have written on mergers and competition in the banking industry and recently on bank CEOs compensation after the financial crisis (http://voxeu.org/article/post-crisis-regulation-and-ceo-bonuses).