Research Units Director
Globalization and Industry Dynamics
Research Unit Director. Associate Professor of Economics of European Integration. He is Program Director of World Bachelor in Business. SDA Professor of Macroeconomics and International Business Environment within the Executive MBA programs, for which he has been awarded the ‘Best MBA Teacher’ prize. Visiting Professor, among others, at the Paris School of Economics (Panthèon-Sorbonne, Paris, France), NYU (New York, USA), Korean Business School (Seoul, Korea), Keio University (Tokyo, Japan), Fudan University (Shanghai, China) and KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium)
Research Unit Director. PhD in Commercial Law. 1998-2007 Associate Professor of Law and Economics at University of Bologna. Board member for the following academic journals: Rivista delle Società; Rivista di diritto Societario. Fellow member of Baffi-Carefin Centre, Università Bocconi. Academic Board Member; European Banking Institute, Frankfurt; Member of the research Group - European Central Bank on "Judicial Review of Central Banks' Decisions" (2017); European Banking Institute, Frankfurt; Senior Member of the Training Team for the Creation of Astana Stock Exchange, Kazakhstan (2017). Referee for italian and International reviews. Professor at Università degli Studi di Milano - Course in Musicology.
Director of the Sovereign Investment Lab. Bernardo Bortolotti is Director of the Sovereign Investment Lab at the Paolo Baffi Center of Central Banking and Financial Regulation at Bocconi University and Professor in economics at the University of Turin. His research focuses on the complex relationships between state and markets, with special emphasis on state ownership of firms, regulation, and corporate governance. He is one the leading experts in privatization, state-assets management and divestiture, and sovereign wealth funds. His work appeared in major academic journals and he has published two books with Oxford University Press. He has been Executive Director of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei. He has advised the World Bank, the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, the Italian Ministry of the Economy as secretary of the Global Advisory Committee on Privatization, the Italian Audit Office, and major listed companies and financial institutions. He is member of the Investment Committee of Compagnia di San Paolo. He is the founder of the Privatization Barometer. He received his PhD in economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain.
Banking, Finance and Regulation
Research Unit Director. Elena Carletti (Ph.D. London School of Economics, 2000) is Professor of Finance at Bocconi University. She is also the Scientific Director of the Florence School of Banking and Finance at the European University Institute, and a member of the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board and of the Bank of Italy Committee for Paolo Baffi Lecture Series. Her main research areas are financial intermediation and regulation, corporate governance and sovereign debt. She has published numerous articles in leading academic journals, and has coedited various books. She participates regularly in policy debates and roundtables at central banks and international organizations, and has also organized numerous academic and policy-oriented events. She is Research Fellow at CEPR, Fellow of the Finance Theory Group and the Wharton Financial Institutions Center. Before joining Bocconi, she was Professor of Economics at the European University Institute. She has served in the review panel of the Irish Central Bank and the Riskbank; and has worked as consultant for the OECD and the World Bank. She has also been a board member of the Financial Intermediation Research Society and a review panel member for the creation of Financial Market Centres in Stockholm.
Observatory on insurance market
Research Unit Director. Patrizia Contaldo is the head of BAFFI Carefin Observatory on Insurance Market at Bocconi University and also cooperates with the Financial Education Unit. In the past, she has been a lecturer in the “Master on Assicurazioni Previdenza e Assistenza Sanitaria” (MAPA) at LIUC University. Her research is in insurance marketing with a focus on distribution and customer care. As a part of the activity of the Observatory on Insurance Market (and previously of the Pension and Insurance Division) of Baffi Carefin, she has coordinated research projects for ANIA (the Italian National Association of Insurance Companies) and COVIP (the Italian Supervisory Authority for Pension Funds).
Investment Banking and Structured Finance
Research Unit Director. Stefano Gatti is Director of the Full Time MBA at SDA Bocconi School of Management, where he’s been also Director of the International Teachers’ Programme. His main area of research is corporate finance and investment banking. He has published in these areas including publications in the Journal of Money, credit and banking, Financial Management, the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and the European Journal of Operational Research. Professor Gatti has published a variety of texts on banking and finance areas and has acted as a consultant to several financial and non-financial institutions and for the Italian Ministry of the Economy, the Financial Stability Board, The InterAmerican Development Bank, The Asian Development Bank and the OECD/Group of G20. He is financial advisor of the Pension Fund of Health care professions, member of the compliance risk committee of Deutsche Bank and member of the Board of Directors and board of auditors of Italian industrial and financial corporations.
Forecasting Financial Markets
Research Unit Director. Massimo Guidolin is a Professor of Finance at Bocconi University, where he teaches a number of courses in Econometrics (both at the Master’s and Ph.D. levels) and Asset Pricing. He also teaches Portfolio Management at SDA Bocconi. Massimo holds a Ph.D from University of California, San Diego and he has held senior positions with the Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Manchester Business School. His research interests are various and span from non-linear time series models, to asset pricing, and dynamic portfolio choice. Massimo’s research has published in top economics, econometrics, and finance outlets (such as the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Econometrics) and he serves on the editorial board of a number of journals, among them the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (Elsevier) and the International Journal of Forecasting (Elsevier).
Director of the Crime Law and Economic Analysis research unit. Paolo Pinotti is Associate Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management at Bocconi University. He received his Ph. D in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2009 and worked at the research department of the Bank of Italy between 2007 and 2011. He is mainly interested in organized crime, immigration, political economy, and labor economics.
Research Unit Director. Full professor of Constitutional Law and Media Law, Bocconi University, Editor in Chief: http://www.medialaws.eu/ Law and Policy of the new Media, http://www.diritticomparati.it/ Comparing fundamental rights in Europe; Elected associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (2017); Visiting Scholarship and Professorship: Oxford University, Law School (Institute of European and Comparative Law and Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy), Central European University (Budapest), Haifa Global Law Program, Haifa; Judge at final rounds at Monroe Price Moot Court in Media Law, Oxford University.
Financial Education research unit
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.