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Associate Professor
Department of Finance

Courses a.y. 2022/2023


Courses previous a.y.

Biographical note

Laura is associate professor with tenure of corporate finance and is a Research Fellow within CAREFIN. Currently she is also the Director of the Bachelor of Economics and Finance. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Auditor in Italy. She published several books and articles on valuation, M&A, and industrial performance.

Academic CV

Former Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Graduated with honors in Business Economics from Università Bocconi.  Director of the Master of Science in Finance (2008-2010). Associate Professor with tenure of Corporate Finance. Carefin Research Fellow. Director of the Bachelor of Economics and Finance. 

Research areas

Corporate finance, valuation, corporate governance. Sustainable finance, ESG value drivers.




Corporate Valuation Workbook: Problems and Models (with A. Ghezzi), Egea, 2020.

Bank Valuation Using Multiples in US and Europe: An Historical Perspective (with Mario Massari - Christopher Difonzo - Gianfranco Gianfrate), in Business Valuation OIV Journal, Fall 2018.

Corporate Valuation: Measuring the Value of Companies in Turbulent Times (with M. Massari, G. Gianfrante), Wiley, 2016.

The Valuation of Financial Companies (with M. Massari e G. Gianfrate), Wiley, 2014.

The identification of the best value driver in the Asian market multiples (with G. Gianfrate and  A. Mac Donald ) La Valutazione delle Aziende, n.70 – September 2013

Internet Companies IPOs (with L. Guatri ), EGEA, 2012.

Private benefits of control in the banking industry. A cross country analysis (with  G. Gianfrate, E. Santangelo) Corporate Ownership & Control, 2012.

Bankrupcy costs and recovery rate: an empirical analysis  (with M. Fossarello and A.Nova ) La Valutazione delle Aziende, no.65 – June 2012.

Capital Market Access and Financing of Private Firms, with V. Goyal and A. Nova, International Review of Finance, 2-2011.

Pricing Rights Issues. An empirical analysis, with D. Di Vito, La Valutazione delle Aziende, 2011.

Target Price Accuracy in Equity Research, with R. Bianchini, S. Bonini, A. Salvi, Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting, 2010. 

Analysts recommendations and short terminism, La Valutazione delle Aziende, 2009.

Market reaction to lock-in expiration (with C. Arisi),La Valutazione delle Aziende, 2009. 

On the Equivalence Between the APV and the WACC Approach in a Growing Leveraged Firm, with Massari M., Roncaglio F., European Financial Management, 1-2008.

Business Valuation. Theoretical Foundation and Best Practice in the Industrial and Financial Sectors, with Massari M., Mc Graw Hill, 2008.

Partnership versus Corporation: Untangling the Governance Dilemma of Corporate Venture Capital, with Gianfrate G., Corporate Ownership & Control, vol. 5, 2008.

Shareholders’ Coalitions and Control Contestability: The Case of Italian Voting Trust Agreements, with Gianfrate G., Corporate Ownership & Control, vol. 4, 2007.

The Valuation of Private Equity Funds, La Valutazione delle Aziende, n.43 -2006.

Control Premium in Legally-Constrained Markets for Corporate Control: the Italian Case, with M. Massari and V. Monge, Journal of Management & Governance, 1-2006.

Business valuation: a financial approach, with M. Massari, Mc Graw Hill, 2004.

Leverage and value in growth scenarios, with M. Massari, La Valutazione delle Aziende, n.26-2002.
The valuation of acquisitions: synergies, risk, and  price (in italian), Bocconi University Press, 2000.

The non-monetary effects of the Far East financial crisis on European Union economies, with A. Ordanini, The European Union Review, 2/99.