Italy Full Professor of Corporate Finance University of Bologna Core Faculty
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He is Full Professor of Corporate Finance at the University of Bologna. His main research interests focus on corporate governance, shareholders’ expropriations, and dual-class firms on which he has published some books and some articles on several international journals (among which, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, European Financial Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Research in International Business and Finance, Journal of Management and Governance and others.
He has been working in the finance department of IMI Bank Luxembourg, he has been teaching for the University of Paris XII, University of Lugano, University of Strathklide, and the Johns Hopkins University.
He has been the research coordinator of some national grants and winner of several best teacher awards in the Bologna Business School.
He sits in the board of directors of a local bank where he is also president of the risk committee. He acts as expert witness in relevant financial litigations.
PhD in Finance at the University of Bergamo (Italy), and visiting phd student at the University of Alberta (Canada).
Quite sportive, he plays in the University of Bologna tennis team.


Corporate finance is one of the closest areas to the strategic management of a company. It comes into play in investment and financing decisionmaking and in extraordinary operations. The course provides the basic theoretical and methodological tools necessary to evaluate investment decisions, to determine company capital costs, to optimize the choice of financial structures, to evaluate companies, operation of companies, how the principle tools to aquire risk capital work, the detection of the main areas for corporate governance and its implications vis-à-vis the company’s objectives, the main financial risks and the derivatives used to cover them.

Executive MBA

The Optimal Financial Structure: one of the key elements of Corporate Finance, and is aimed at identifying the optimal financial structure of the company, or how much a company should borrow and which debt ratio maximizes its value.

MBA Evening

Financial mathematics fundamentals for financial evaluations; evaluation of efficiency and profitability of an investment project; company valuation and criticalities of different methodologies; understanding of the different variables that make up the optimal financial structure of a company; firm corporate governance and the problems of firms with diffuse ownership and concentrated ownership; risk capital collection through venture capital, private equity and public listing of companies.

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