I am a Senior Lecturer in Finance in the Finance and Accounting Group of the Alliance Manchester Business School that I joined as a Lecturer in Finance in September 2014. I previously held appointments as a Lecturer at Aston Business School (2008-2014) and at Manchester Business School (2007-2008).
In 2008, I was awarded a PhD in Finance from Manchester Business School. In my PhD thesis, I examined the determinants of Italian open market stock repurchases and the effects of these transactions on several measures of market quality. I also obtained an MSc in Finance from the University of Essex (Colchester, the United Kingdom) and a BA in Business Management from Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona, Italy).
Most of my research lies in the areas of corporate finance and corporate governance with a particular focus on dividend payments, stock repurchases, initial public offerings and executive compensation. My research papers have been published in reputable international journals such as the Journal of Corporate Finance.
I have acted as ad-hoc reviewer for several reputable journals including the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Financial Review, the Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting and the British Accounting Review.
Over the years, I have taught both Undergraduate and Postgraduate (including MBA) courses in Finance, Corporate Finance and Derivatives.