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Professor Giovanna Nicodano

Professor of Financial Economics
Università di Torino
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Giovanna Nicodano, Professor of Financial Economics, Università di Torino
ECGI Research Associate (2009) :

Giovanna Nicodano is Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Torino and Research Fellow at Collegio Carlo Alberto and at Netspar.

Her research deals with corporate finance, asset pricing and portfolio choice, and has been published in the Journal of Finance, Annals of Finance, Review of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, European Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.

A recipient of the European Investment Bank Prize, she obtained her Ph.D. in Economics 1990 from Princeton University after beginning her career as assistant professor at Università Bocconi in 1988. In Torino she co-founded the Centre for Research on Pension (CeRP), where she initiated a research project on “Asset Classes for Long Run Investors”. She also served as scientific director of the Masters Program in Finance.

She was national coordinator of projects sponsored by the EU Commission and the European Science Foundation. She has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics, CEMFI Madrid, and the Universities of Amsterdam and Haifa.

Research Interests
Corporate finance
Incomplete capital markets
Portfolio choice

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
A Trade-off Theory of Ownership and Capital Structure ECGI Finance Working Paper 456/2015 June 2017
Leverage and Value Creation in Holding-Subsidiary Structures ECGI Finance Working Paper 268/2009 December 2009

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