Thank you for visiting my webpage. I am a Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School in the campus of Nice and a CEPR research affiliate. Before moving to France, I worked as an Economist at the Bank For International Settlements (BIS) in Switzerland. I hold a PhD from the Swiss Finance Institute at the University of Lugano and I spent an extended period of my PhD at Harvard University. My research interests are in asset management, household finance, and corporate finance. You can contact me at [email protected] and download my CV here:




Published Papers

1) Trading Out of Sight: An Analysis of Cross-Trading in Mutual Fund Families with A. Eisele, T. Nefedova, and K. Peijnenburg Journal of Financial Economics 2020, Vol 135, Issue 2, Pages 359-378

2) Noncognitive Abilities and Financial Distress: Evidence from a Representative Household Panel with K. Peijnenburg Review of Financial Studies 2019, Vol 32, Issue 10, Pages 3884-3919

3) Threat of Entry and Debt Maturity: Evidence from Airlines Journal of Financial Economics 2018, Vol 127, Issue 2, Pages 226-247
WFA Cubist Systematic Strategies Award for Outstanding Research

Working Papers

4) Revisiting Family Firms
Main Conferences: FIRS and EFA

5) Debt De-risking
with J. Cutura and A. Schrimpf

6) Breaking Bad: How Health Shocks Prompt Crime
with K. Peijnenburg and S. Andersen

7) Do Underpriced Firms Innovate Less?

Work in Progress

8) Bad Loans For Sale with M. Bottero, S. Lenzu, and F. Mezzanotti

Selected Media Coverage

VOX EU The Effects of Health Shocks on Crime
Bloomberg All in the family
The Times Family ties leave business in a real bind
VOX EU Understanding household financial distress: The role of noncognitive abilities
Bloomberg More and More Bond Trading Is Being Done Under the Same Roof
Reuters When dark markets are unfair to mutual fund investors