- Professor of Finance
- Area Chair of Finance
- PhD New York University 2003
- MPhil New York University 2002
- MBA New York University 1998
- LAUREA Universita' Commerciale Luigi Bocconi 1994
Paolo is a Professor of Finance at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Paolo's research interests are in the areas of information economics, international finance, and market microstructure. His research analyzes the impact of important features of trading (e.g., price manipulation, information asymmetry and heterogeneity, and imperfect competition among agents) and of human behavior (e.g., agency, short-termism, loss aversion, and risk seeking in losses) on the process of price formation in domestic and international equity, government and corporate bond, currency, and real estate markets. In recent studies, Paolo has examined strategic trading in stock and bond markets, government intervention in currency and bond markets, financial crises and contagion, financial market dislocations, and the relation between firm-level adverse selection and firms' capital structure decisions. His work has received numerous professional awards and has been published in several leading Finance, Economics, and Real Estate journals. Paolo is the Co-Editor of the Journal of Financial Markets (where he previously acted as an Associate Editor), and was one of the Associate Editors of the Review of Financial Studies. Paolo has professional experience as a portfolio manager in Italy, as a fixed income analyst for Goldman Sachs, and as a foreign exchange analyst for J.P. Morgan. Paolo holds a PhD and an MBA in Financial Economics from the Stern School of Business, New York University, and a BA in Monetary Economics from Bocconi University.