Full Professor at the Department of Finance, Bocconi University. Vice Rector and Dean for International Affairs from 2008 to 2012. Dean of Bocconi PhD School from 2004 to 2008. Prior to Bocconi: assistant professor at the Department of Finance and Business Economics of the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, from 1998 to 2002. Prior to that: assistant professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Università di Trieste, visiting assistant professor in the Finance and Economics Division, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, and visiting lecturer in the Department of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.