Mariassunta Giannetti

Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR

Mariassunta Giannetti is a professor of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics, a CEPR research fellow in the financial economics program, and a research associate of the ECGI. She 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).

Professor Giannetti 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, firm  valuations, and economic and financial integration. All her contributions are driven by big economic questions, rather than specific theoretical models, institutional contexts or methodologies. She often relies on natural experiments to assess causality.

Her publications have appeared in leading journals in Finance (including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis), in Economics (including American Economic ReviewJournal of International Economics, and Economic Journal), and in Management (including Management Science and Journal of Economics and Management Strategy).

Professor Giannetti serves 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 awarded numerous research awards including the Assar Lindbeck Medal, the European Central Bank Lamfalussy Research Fellowship, and the Stockholm School of Economics Annual Research award.

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