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Professor of Finance, Bocconi University

Elena Carletti is Professor of Finance at Bocconi University, a member of Board of Directors of Unicredit SpA, where she is the Chairwoman of the Internal Controls and Risk Committee, and a member of the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB). In addition, she is currently vice-President of the European Finance Association, of which she will be President in 2022, and director of the Unit “Banking, Finance and Regulation” at the Baffi Carefin Centre of Bocconi University.

Ms. Carletti is also the founder Director of the Florence School of Banking and Finance at the European University Institute, where she now serves as scientific advisor. Furthermore, she is research professor at the Bundesbank, a member of the Expert Panel on banking supervision for the European Parliament, a member of Bruegel Scientific Committee, Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Fellow of the Finance Theory Group, CESifo, IGIER, and Wharton Financial Institutions Center.

Before joining Bocconi University in 2013, Ms Carletti was Professor of Economics at the European University Institute from 2008 to 2013, holding a joint chair in the Economics Department and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. Prior to that, she was Associate Professor at Goethe University in Frankfurt and Assistant Professor at the University of Mannheim.

Among other duties, Ms Carletti has been consultant for the OECD for matters of competition policy in the banking sector, and for the Word Bank. In addition, she has been a member of the review panel of the Irish Central Bank and of Riksbank, of the executive committee of the Financial Intermediation Research Society as well as of the Board of Directors of the Fondazione della Cassa di Risparmio di La Spezia.

Ms Carletti holds a Laurea from Bocconi University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics. She has published extensively in the most prestigious international journals on topics concerning Financial Intermediation, Financial Crises and Regulation, Competition Policy, Corporate Governance and Sovereign Debt.


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    Professor of Finance, Bocconi University