Courses a.y. 2023/2024

At Bocconi, I have been teaching courses in corporate finance, corporate valuation, and financial markets at both the graduate and undergraduate level, and also in the MBA and PhD programs. Prior to joining Bocconi, I have also thought various courses in mergers and acquisitions and private equity at the MBA and graduate level.

Biographical note

I am a Full Professor of Finance in the Finance Department at Bocconi University, where I hold the Generali Chair in Insurance and Risk Management. I am a Research Affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), an executive editor of the Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting, and an Associate Editor of European Financial Management.

Prior to joining Bocconi I have taught at the Stockholm School of Economics, Cornell University, Imperial College, and Purdue. I hold a BA and an MSc in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan; and a PhD in Finance from London Business School.


My research interests include corporate governance, bankruptcy and financial distress, debt financing, international finance, sovereign borrowing, financing of innovations, and quantitative trading. My research has been published in top peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies, The Journal of Monetary Economics, The Journal of Economic Theory, and The Review of Finance, and has been featured in publications such as The Financial Times and The Economist. My research on the evolution of ownership (with J. Franks and C. Mayer) was awarded two international prizes for Best Paper by the European Corporate Governance institute.

Working papers

Rossi, Stefano; Chen, Zhong; Liu, Yi
The Role of Lockups in Stock Mergers
January 2022

Rossi, Stefano; Liu, Yubo; Yun, Hayong
Insurance Companies and the Propagation of Liquidity Shocks to the Real Economy
June 2021

Rossi, Stefano; Gulen, Huseyin; Ion, Mihai
Credit Cycles, Expectations, and Corporate Investment
March 2021

Rossi, Stefano; Yun, Hayong
Financial Reform and Public Good Provision: Municipal Bankruptcy Law and the Financing of Hospitals
October 2021

Rossi, Stefano
Patents, Capital Structure and the Demand for Corporate Securities
January 2006

Selected Publications

Rossi, Stefano; Tinn, Katrin
Rational quantitative trading in efficient markets
Journal of Economic Theory, 2021

Michaely, Roni; Rossi, Stefano; Weber, Michael
Signaling safety
Journal of Financial Economics, 2021

Gennaioli, Nicola; Martin, Alberto; Rossi, Stefano
Banks, government bonds, and default: What do the data say?
Journal of Monetary Economics, 2018

Becht, Marco; Polo, Andrea; Rossi, Stefano
Does mandatory shareholder voting prevent bad acquisitions?
The Review of Financial Studies, 2016

Grinstein, Yaniv; Rossi, Stefano
Good monitoring, bad monitoring
Review of Finance, 2016

Gennaioli, Nicola; Martin, Alberto; Rossi, Stefano
Sovereign default, domestic banks, and financial institutions
The Journal of Finance, 2014

Gennaioli, Nicola; Stefano Rossi
Contractual resolutions of financial distress
The Review of Financial Studies, 2013

Gennaioli, Nicola; Rossi, Stefano
Judicial discretion in corporate bankruptcy
The Review of Financial Studies, 2010

Franks, Julian; Mayer, Colin; Rossi, Stefano
Ownership: evolution and regulation
The Review of Financial Studies, 2009

Becht, Marco; Franks, Julian; Mayer, Colin; Rossi, Stefano
Returns to shareholder activism: evidence from a clinical study of the Hermes UK Focus Fund
The Review of Financial Studies, 2009

Rossi, Stefano; Volpin, Paolo F.
Cross-country determinants of mergers and acquisitions
Journal of Financial Economics, 2004