PAOLO COLLA

PAOLO COLLA
Associate Professor - L 230/05
Department of Finance

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Courses a.y. 2016/2017

11063 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
20258 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE
30177 FINANCIAL MODELLING
40217 FINANCE 4


Biographical note

Paolo Colla is Associate Professor of Finance at Bocconi University. He has published in the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Finance on the topics of asset pricing and corporate finance. He is also a member of the Group of Economic Adivsors (GEA) at the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).


Academic CV

Paolo Colla holds a PhD in Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an MSc in Economics and Finance from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and a BSc in Economics from Bocconi University. He has been Visiting Assistant Professor at Princeton University-Bendheim Center for Finance (2010-11), and Postdoctoral Fellow at Université Catholique de Louvain-CORE (2004-05). He has taught asset pricing and market microstructure courses at Princeton University, University of Lugano, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and IE Business School. 


Research areas

His research spans a variety of topics such as asymmetric information in financial markets and corporate financing decisions. He is currently involved in research projects on the pricing of contractual terms in sovereign bonds, the role of board connections in corporate financing decisions, and the interplay between market transparency and the disclosure of insider trades.


Selected publications

[7] Sovereign and corporate credit risk: Evidence from the Eurozone, with Mascia Bedendo, 2015, Journal of Corporate Finance 33:34-52.

[6] Debt specialization, with Filippo Ippolito and Kai Li, 2013, Journal of Finance 68(5):2117-2141.

[5] Which financial frictions? Parsing the evidence from the financial crisis of 2007-9, with Tobias Adrian and Hyun Song Shin, 2013, NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2012, Daron Acemoglu, Jonathan Parker and Michael Woodford editors, MIT Press, 159‐214.

[4] Leverage and pricing of debt in LBOs, with Filippo Ippolito and Hannes Wagner, 2012, Journal of Corporate Finance 18(1):124-137.  

[3] Environmental policy and speculation on markets for emission permits, with Marc Germain and Vincent van Steenberghe, 2012, Economica 79(313):152-182.

[2] Information linkages and correlated trading, with Antonio Mele, 2010, Review of Financial Studies 23(1):203-246.

[1] A portfolio based evaluation of affine term structure models, with Andrea Beltratti, 2007, Annals of Operations Research 151(1):193-222.