About

I am a financial economist with research interests in the fields of Market Microstructure, Banking, and Digitalisation of Financial Markets. In my actual research I investigate the impact of technological innovation on financial markets, the issue of price informativeness in markets for derivatives, and the financial stability in the banking sector. You can find information on my research papers here.

Working in the DG-Market Infrastructure and Payments of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, my main activity consists in policy-oriented research on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, collateral management, instant payments, and any topic of interest for the integration of European financial markets.

I love teaching and have built a considerable experience. Lately as Assistant Professor of Finance at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, teaching International Finance (2013-2015) and Corporate Finance (2013) in English. At University of London, Queen Mary College, I was course leader for Financial Econometrics (2015) Capital Markets (2012-2014) and Applied Econometrics (2011), winning the School prize for excellence in teaching and receiving teaching evaluations from 4.67/5 to 4.8/5.

I received my Ph.D. from University of London, where I completed my thesis in July 2013. My postgraduate education started with a 2-year MSc in International Economics at University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in 2006, followed by a M.Res. in Economic Theory and Econometrics at Toulouse School of Economics. I then worked for the Italian Antitrust Authority on the issues of the banking industry in the aftermath of the Subprime Crisis. That introduced me to the application of Economics to Financial Intermediation and made me enthusiastic about such line of research, leading to my Ph.D. studies on Financial Stability at University of London.