Born October 4th, 1961. Degree in Economic and Social Sciences from Università Bocconi. Visiting scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the International Monetary Fund, the Nederlandsche Bank,. Economic Advisor of the United Nations, the Interamerican Development Bank, and the World Bank.
Full Professor of Economics, Chair in Economics of Financial Regulation.
Economics of financial regulation. Central banking. Economics of illegal financial markets.
The Handbook of Central Banking, Financial Regulation and Supervision after theCrisis, (con S. Eijffinger), Edward Elgar, 2011; Exploring Governance of the New European Banking Authority: a Case for Harmonization?, (con M. Nieto e M. Quintyn), Journal of Financial Stability, 2011; Organized Crime, Money Laundering and Legal Economy, European Journal of Law and Economics, (con R. Barone), 2011; The Risk Based Approach in the New European Anti-Money Laundering Law, Review of Law and Economics,(con L. Dalla Pellegrina), 2009; Designing Financial Supervision Institutions: Independence, Accountability and Governance, (con M. Quintyn), Edward Elgar, 2007; Black Finance. The Economics of Money Laundering, (with E. Takats and B. Unger), Edward Elgar,2007; Does Central Bank Independence still Matter?, (con J. de Haan eM. Quintyn), European Journal of Political Economy, 2008; Financial Supervision Unification and Central Bank Fragmentation Effect, European Journal of Political Economy, 2006; The Handbook of Central Banking and Financial Authorities in Europe, Edward Elgar,2005; Financial Intermediation in the New Europe, Edward Elgar, 2004; Global Financial Crime, Ashgate, 2004; In Offense of Usury Laws, European Journal of Law and Economics, 2001; Success or Failure of a Firm Under Different Financing Policies: A Dynamic Stochastic Model (con D.M. Cifarelli, L. Peccati, S. Salsa e A. Tagliani), European Journal of Operational Research, 2001; Money Laundering: The Economics of Regulation, European Journal of Law and Economics, 1999; Central Banks' Independence: Institutional Determinants, Rankings and Central Bankers' Views (con F. Spinelli), Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 1994; Political and Monetary Institutions and Public Financial Policies in the Industrial Countries" (con V. Grilli e G. Tabellini), Economic Policy, 1991.