Mariassunta Giannetti holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed her B.A. and M.Sc. at Bocconi University (Italy). She is a professor of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics; she is also a CEPR research fellow in the financial economics program and a research associate of the ECGI.
Professor Giannetti has broad research interests in corporate finance and financial intermediation. She studies both empirically and theoretically how formal institutions (such as investor protection) and informal institutions (such as culture and social norms) affect corporate finance, investor behavior, asset valuations, and economic and financial integration. Her publications have appeared in leading journals in Finance, Economics and Management, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Management Science.
Professor Giannetti has been serving as associate editor of several journals, including the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Finance, Financial Management and the Journal of Banking and Finance, and is a director of the European Finance Association. She has been honored as a rising star in finance in 2016 and has received numerous research awards including the Assar Lindbeck Medal, the Journal of Financial Intermediation best paper award, the European Central Bank Lamfalussy Research Fellowship, and the Stockholm School of Economics Annual Research award.
Education: Ph.D UCLA; BA, MA Bocconi