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EDLE - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche Piazza Scaravilli 2
40126 Bologna

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Teaching Staff:
Prof. Luigi Franzoni
Prof. Marco Bigelli
Prof. Emanuela Carbonara
Prof. Vincenzo Denicolò
Prof. Marco Lamandini
Prof. Pietro Manzini
Prof. Francesco Parisi
Prof. Alessandro Pomelli

Dr. Elena Argentesi

Dr. Giulio Zanella

Riccardo Ghetti Ph.D.


luigi franzoni Prof. Luigi A. Franzoni is Full Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics of Bologna. He received his D.Phil. from the Nuffield College, Oxford, and has published in leading journals on the economic theory of settlements, law enforcement, tax amnesties and intellectual property. He is author of a well-received introduction to law and economics (Introduzione all'economia del diritto, Il Mulino, 2003).

Teaching Staff:
elena argentesi Dr. Elena Argentesi is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and the Faculty of Political Science (Forlì) of the University of Bologna. She gained her doctorate in Economics at the European University Institute, Florence with her Thesis on "Empirical analysis of a two-sided market: The case of the Italian newspapers industry" (Supervisor: Professor Massimo Motta) in 2005.
marcobigelli Prof. Marco Bigelli is full Professor of Corporate Finance at the University of Bologna. After working in the corporate finance department at Imi Bank Luxembourg he obtained a PhD in Finance at the University of Bergamo (Italy), being visiting at University of Alberta (Canada). He has been Professor at the Johns Hopkins University and he is Visiting Professor in several EU universities (USI, Paris XII and Strathclyde). He teaches in several Ex MBA programmes and he is an independent director in a local bank. His main research interests are on corporate governance, shareholders’ expropriations, dual-class firms and seasoned equity offerings, on which he has published some books and several national and international journals (among which, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, European Financial Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management and Governance).
emanuelacarbonara Dr. Emanuela Carbonara is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Bologna. She obtained a D.Phil. in Economics from the University of Oxford in 1999. Moreover, she was a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Oxford and the Johns Hopkins University. She has published on economic analysis of contracts and regulation. Her main research interests are the law and economics of contracts and market regulation. 
vincenzodenicolo Prof. Vincenzo Denicolò is Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna. He was Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge (1996-97) and Visiting Professor at the European University Institute (1998). His main fields of research are the theory of social choice and the theory of industrial organization. He has published extensively in respected economic journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Economic Theory and the RAND Journal of Economics.
marcolamandini Prof. Marco Lamandini is Full Professor of Commercial Law at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Bologna and Visiting Professor of Securities Law at the Faculty of Banking, Insurance and Financial Institutions of the Catholic University of Milan. Marco Lamandini is the author of three law books (Il "controllo". Nozioni e "tipo" nella legislazione economica, Giuffré, Milano, 1ed, 1994; Le concentrazioni bancarie, Il Mulino, Bologna, 1998; Struttura finanziaria e governo nelle società di capitali, Il Mulino., Bologna, 2001) and of many articles in his field of study. Since 2002 he has acted as Special Expert for the European Parliament in the field of securities law and corporate governance.
pietromanzini Prof. Pietro Manzini, Ph.D. on EU Law, is full Professor of EU Law and Competition and International Trade Law at the University of Bologna, Department of Legal Science. He has been Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, Legal Secretary at the EU General Court and Seconded National Expert at the Legal Service of the European Commission. He has served as external lawyer representing the European Commission before the EU Court of Justice.
francescoparisi Prof. Francesco Parisi is a Distinguished Professor of Law and Economics (Professore Ordinario per Chiara Fama) at the University of Milan and a Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota School of Law. He is Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review (Chicago University Press) and Co-Director of the Program in Economics and the Law at the J.M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy. Professor Parisi received his D.Jur. degree from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", an LL.M. and a J.S.D. and an M.A. degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University. Professor Parisi is a member of the board of editors of the International Review of Law and Economics, the American Journal of Comparative Law, and the Social Sciences Research Network.
alessandropomelli Dr. Alessandro Pomelli is Research Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna Faculty of Economics, where he teaches business law. After graduating with honours from the University of Bologna Faculty of Law in 2000, he earned a Ph.D. degree in corporate law from Bocconi University in 2004 and an LL.M. degree from Columbia University School of Law in 2006 together with the academic title of Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He also teaches courses in basic concepts of law and economics, comparative law and economics, corporation law and economics and corporate governance on the EMLE and EDLE programmes, the course in international mergers and acquisitions on the Loyola Law School and University of Bologna international LL.M. programme as well as he holds lectures on corporate law in the postgraduate program of the School of Specialisation in Legal Professions in Bologna. Author of numerous articles on corporate and takeover laws and securities regulation published in Italian law reviews, his main field of interest is the law and economics of corporations and capital markets.
giuliozanella Dr. Giulio Zanella is an applied economist working primarily in the areas of labor economics and social economics. He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Siena in 2005, and a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. He is currently Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna
Ghetti Dr. Riccardo Ghetti is Research Fellow and Tutor in Commercial Law at the University of Bologna and Academic Visitor to the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford.
He graduated with honours from the University of Bologna (2009), holds an LL.M. in International Commercial Law from King's College London (2009) and a Ph.D. in Company Law and Financial Market Regulation from the University of Bologna (2014). His research focuses on company law and financial market regulation, including corporate directors conflict of interests, takeover law, shareholder activism, European company law and the law of financial market intermediaries.
He is admitted to the Italian Bar and worked as an associate in a first tier Italian law firm.
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