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Our faculty members have a strong commitment to academic research and publication. Their research interests, publications, and expertise are wide-ranging. Our current, active research interests lie within five main areas:

  • Corporate governance: finance, law, and regulation (in developed and developing countries)
  • Corporate finance: determinants of firms' capital structure
  • Finance and economic growth
  • Financial regulation, central banking and bank supervision
  • Management in China; Management in Japan; and Management in the Middle East and North Africa

The output of the department's research is accessible from the list of discussion papers below. From here you can also access a list of PhD theses, and recent publications by academic staff can be found on their respective staff pages.

Discussion papers

Angelica Sbardella, Andrea Zaccaria, Luciano Pietronero and Pasquale Scaramozzino

DP167 Behind the Italian Regional Divide: An Economic Fitness and Complexity Perspective

Leonardo Becchetti, Erminia Florio and Sara Mancini

DP165 Internet exposure and social capital

Federico Boffa, Alessandro Fedele and Alberto Iozzi

DP164 Congestion and incentives in the age of driverless fleets

Leonardo Becchetti, Gabriele Beccari, Gianluigi Conzo, Pierluigi Conzo, Davide De Santis and Francesco Salustri

DP162 The controversial environmental effects of COVID-19 lockdown on quality of air: evidence from Italian municipalities

Leonardo Becchetti, Gabriele Beccari, Gianluigi Conzo, Pierluigi Conzo, Davide De Santis and Francesco Salustri

DP161 Park municipalities and air quality

Leonardo Becchetti and Pasquale Scaramozzino

DP160 COVID-19 debt relief

Majlinda Joxhe, Pasquale Scaramozzino and Skerdilajda Zanaj

DP155 Fiscal effects of migrants in Europe: a quantile regression approach

Leonardo Becchetti, Francesco Colcerasa and Fabio Pisani

DP154 Regional inequality and subjective wellbeing

Leonardo Becchetti, Fabio Pisani, Francesco Salustri and Lorenzo Semplici

DP153 The frontier of Social Impact Finance: Theory and two case studies

Berkan Acar, Leonardo Becchetti and Stefano Manfredonia

DP150 Analysts’ Reaction to Media Coverage on Corporate Misconducts

Leonardo Becchetti, Stefano Manfredonia and Fabio Pisani

DP148 Social Capital and Loan Cost: the Role of Interpersonal Trust

Leonardo Becchetti and Davide Bellucci

DP144 Generativity and subjective wellbeing

Maurizio Fiaschetti, Giancarlo Marini and Pasquale Scaramozzino

DP143 Intertemporal Consumption and the Measurement of Inflation: A Dynamic Inertial Price Index

Leonardo Becchetti, Luca Corazzini and Vittorio Pelligra

DP140 We Can Be Heroes: Trust and Resilience in Corrupted Economic Environments

Konstantin Makrelov, Rob Davies and Laurence Harris

DP139 The Impact of Bank Leverage Regulations on the South African Economy

Leonardo Becchetti, Francesco Salustri and Pasquale Scaramozzino

DP137 Nudging and environmental corporate responsibility: A natural experiment

Leonardo Becchetti, Francesco Salustri and Pasquale Scaramozzino

DP135 Making information on CSR scores salient: a randomized field experiment

Rebecca Pietrelli and Pasquale Scaramozzino

DP133 Internal migration and vulnerability to poverty in Tanzania

Antra Bhatt Hakhu, Alessandro Piergallini and Pasquale Scaramozzino

DP123 Public Capital Expenditure and Debt Dynamics: Evidence from the European Union

Yothin Jinjarak, Paulo Jose Mutuc and Ganeshan Wignaraja

DP120 Does Finance Matter for the Participation of SMEs in International Trade?

Paolo Canofari, Giancarlo Marini and Giovanni Piersanti,

DP114 Expectations and Systemic Risk in EMU Government Bond Spreads

Paolo Canofari, Giancarlo Marini and Pasquale Scaramozzino

DP111 To Sleep, Perchance to Dream: Prices for Funeral Homes in US States

Aurora Murgea and Giancarlo Marini

DP103 Mood Misattribution and Investment Decisions

Hong Bo, Robert Lensink, Victor Murinde

DP95 Credit Ratings and Corporate Investment: UK Evidence

Michele Alessandrini, Tullio Buccellato, Pasquale Scaramozzino

DP90 Whither the Indian Federation? Regional Disparities and Economic Reforms

Anna Rita Germani and Pasquale Scaramozzino

DP83 Modeling Environmental Discretion through Randomized Strategies

Barbara Annicchiarico and Alessandro Piergallini

DP74 Country-Specific Risk Premium, Taylor Rules, and Exchange Rates

Barbara Annicchiarico, Giancarlo Marini and Giovanni Piersanti

DP73 Budget Deficits and Exchange-Rate Crises

Andrea Cipollini, Bassam Fattouh and Kostas Mouratidis

DP68 Fiscal Readjustments in the US: A Non-linear Time Series Analysis

Fabrizio Adriani and Luca G Deidda

DP66 The Monopolist's Blues

Laurence Harris, Tho Dinh Nguyen and Pasquale Scaramozzino

DP63 Uncertainty and Investment in an East Asian Economy: A Firm Level Study of Thailand

Fabrizio Adriani and Luca G Deidda

DP62 Competition and the signalling role of prices

Luca Deidda, Bassam Fattouh

DP59 Banks, Financial Markets and Growth

Pasquale Scaramozzino, Jonathan Temple, Nir Vulkan

DP56 Implementation Cycles in the New Economy

Giancarlo Marini, Alessandro Piergallini, Pasquale Scaramozzino

DP50 Inflation Bias after the Euro: Evidence from the UK and Italy

Bassam Fattouh, Laurence Harris and Pasquale Scaramozzino

DP43 Non-Linearity in the Determinants of Capital Structure: Evidence from UK Firms

Barbara Annicchiarico and Giancarlo Marini

DP42 Interest Rate Peg, Wealth Effects & Price Level Determinacy

Barbara Annicchiarico and Giancarlo Marini

DP34 Government Deficits, Consumption and the Price Level

Barbara Annicchiarico and Giancarlo Marini

DP33 Fiscal Policy and Price Stability

Fabio Cerina, Luca Deidda

DP26 Do We Need More Time for Leisure?

Giancarlo Marini, Giovanni Piersanti

DP20 Fiscal Deficits and Currency Crises

Bassam Fattouh, Pasquale Scaramozzino and Laurence Harris

DP19 Capital Structure in South Korea: A Quantile Regression Approach

Luca Deidda and Bassam Fattouh

DP16 Non linearity between finance and growth