Marco Pagano holds a B.A. in Economics from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. He is Professor of Finance at University of Naples Federico II, where he directs the Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), and is the President of the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF), Rome. From 2004 to 2011 he was managing editor of the Review of Finance. Currently he co-chairs the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB). His research focuses on banking, corporate finance and market microstructure, and in 2011 he received an ERC Advanced Grant.