I am the Professor of Law & Finance at the Amsterdam Law School and the Amsterdam Business School. At Amsterdam, I am Director of the LL.M. Master in Law & Finance and Director of the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE). I am also a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and a Fellow Academic Member of the European Banking Institute (EBI).
I graduated in economics from LUISS, Rome (cum laude, 1994). Moreover, I hold the LL.M. European Master in Law & Economics (EMLE, cum laude, 1995) and a PhD in Law & Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam (cum laude, 2008) where I first became a Professor (2012) and the Director of the EMLE (2014), having graduated from it 19 years earlier.
I am an internationally known scholar who has contributed to the burgeoning law & finance literature on the regulation of corporate control and of financial stability (particularly on shadow banking). My current research interests include sustainable corporate governance, institutional investors, control-enhancing mechanisms, Fintech, and empirical legal studies. Prior to entering academia, I was researcher at the Bank of Italy and at the Consob. I published over 50 pieces of scholarship as books, chapters, and articles in journals such as Harvard Business Law Review, Journal of Corporate Law Studies, International Review of Law & Economics and Sustainability, among others, and with houses such as Routledge, Cambridge Univesrity Press and and Oxford University Press, among others. I was invited to speak at several universities in Europe, Asia, Israel, and the United States of America and at policymakers such as the European Commission, the OECD, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Central Bank, among others. I had visiting positions at UC Berkeley, Columbia Law School, University of Haifa, and LUISS University in Rome, among others.
I teach Securities and Markets Regulation and Corporate Social Responsibility. Previously, I taught Business Organizations and Corporate Finance Law, Microeconomics for lawyers, Financial Regulation, and Law & Economics in the Courts. I supervised 12 PhD candidates to completion (2/3 placed in academia).
I firmly believe that education and research at the intersection between law, economics, and finance can make this world a better place to live in.
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