Central Banking Research Unit Director. Donato Masciandaro is Full Professor of Economics. From 2005 he holds the Chair in Economics of Financial Regulation, at Bocconi University. From 2013 he is Head of the Department of Economics; he was already Department Head from 2008 to 2010. From 2015 he is President of the BAFFI CAREFIN Centre for Applied Research on International Markets, Banking, Finance and Regulation; he was already Director of the Centre (2008-2014). He is member of the Management Board and Honorary Treasurer of the SUERF (Societé Universitaire Européenne de Recherches Financières). He served as Visiting Scholar at the IMF (International Monetary Fund), as well as Consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations. He is Associated Editor of the Journal of Financial Stability. His main research interests are in Financial Regulation and Supervision: a) General Issues; b) Illegal Financial Markets; Central Banking.
Director of the Financial Education research unit. Francesco Saita is Professor at the Finance Department of Bocconi University in Milan, where he has also been Head of the Department of Finance (2007-2010), Dean of the Graduate School (2010-2014). He has also been a member of the board of directors of different financial institutions. Professor Saita’s research interests include financial literacy and financial education, financial risk management, and derivatives. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Association of Italian Financial Industry Risk Managers (AIFIRM) and of the Fondazione per l’Educazione Finanziaria e al Risparmio (Foundation for Financial and Savings Education) created by the Italian Banking Association.
Research Unit Directors