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Laura Bottazzi

Professoressa ordinaria

Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche

Settore scientifico disciplinare: SECS-P/01 ECONOMIA POLITICA

Coordinatrice del Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Economia e politica economica

Curriculum vitae

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Economic Department Phone: +39 02 58363326

Bologna University email:

Department of Economics

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IGIER, Università Bocconi

Via Salasco 5 ,

20136 Milano, Italy

Academic position

2005-present : Full Professor, Department of Economics, Bologna University, Bologna

2005-present: Professor (contract) at Bocconi University and IGIER

2001-2003: Associate Professor (Tenured), Department of Economics, Bocconi University,Milan

2003-2006: Professor of International Finance, Bruxelles ULB

2001-2004: Professor of International Finance, Venice University

2001-today: Professor of International Economics,PhD in Economics, Bocconi University

1996-2001: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Bocconi University,Milan

1993-today: Research Fellow, Innocenzo Gasparini Institute of Economic Research, Milan

1992-1993: Lecturer of International Economics at L.Bocconi University

Other Affiliations

IGIER- Bocconi University

European Economic Association

Fondation Banque de France, Fellow

Royal Economic Society, Member

Econometric Society, Member

American Economic Association, Member

American Women in Economics, Member



1992, September: Ph.D. in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

1987, February: B.S. in Economics and Social Sciences (Laurea in Discipline Economiche e Sociali), Bocconi University, Milano.

Visiting Positions:

2017-march-april: EIEF-Rome

2014-summer NBER and MIT

2010-summer NBER

2009,summer NBER

2007,summer: NBER and MIT

2005,summer: Capital Markets, World Bank, Washington DC, USA

2001-02 Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, MIT

1998-1999: Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, UCL, London.

1996: Visiting Professor Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam

Other Activities:

2009: Italian Ministry of Research, Project Evaluator

2008: Austrian Ministry ofResearch. Project Evaluator

2004-2005 Faculty Recruiting Committee (geography network)

2001-2004 Local coordinator of the European Network of Research, sponsored by the European Commission, " The Economic Geography of Europe: Measurement, Testing and Policy Simulations" in collaboration with Victor Norman, Philip Martin, Richard Baldwin, Anthony Venables, Konrad Stahl, Andre Sapir, Peter Neary

2002 External Examiner for the European doctorate program in Spain,Universitat Cardena Herrera, Elche Alicante)

2000-2004 Local Coordinator for the resarch project on financed by the Italian Ministry of Research

2000-2001 Faculty Recruiting Committee (geography network)

1998-1999 Faculty Recruiting Committee (geography network)

Honors and Awards

2005- present Member of the rsearch Valuation committee Bologna University

2015: Member of the VQA Bologna University

2013: Member of the VQR Panel-ANVUR

2010 Consiglio di Presidenza della Società Italiana degli Economisti

2008: Fellow Foundation Banque de France

2007 Fellow RCEA

2006: Nasdaq Award for best paper on Capital Formation 2006

2000: Invited session on Technology and Growth at the European Economic Association

1999: Hicks-Tinbergen medal in Economics, jointly with paolo Pesenti and Eric VanWincoop

1998: Marie Curie TMR fellowship (European Commission)

1996: Prize for research activity- Bocconi

1995: IGIER Post-Doctoral Fellowship Bocconi University

1992: Assicurazioni Generali post-doctoral fellowship

1988-1990: Fellowship of the Italian National Research Fundation for doctoral study

1987: Highest Honors, Undergraduate dissertation thesis, Universita’ Bocconi, Milano, Italy

Research Grants

2012-2015 Italian Ministry of Research- Research Grant

2007-2009: Italian Ministry of Research- Research Grant

2005-2007: Italian Ministry of Research- Research Grant

2004-05: Bocconi University Research Grant :10,000 ε.

2003-today : Grants for Excellence in Research from the Italian Ministry of Research 50000ε.

2003-04: Bocconi University Research Grant :10,000 ε.

2002-04: Reserach Grant offered by SIEMENS for the Research “Financing Innovation and Venture Capital” :25000 ε.

2002-03: Research Grant offered by CISCO for a research project on IBS ijn Italy:27000ε.

2002-03: Bocconi University Research Grant :10,000 ε.

2000-04: TMR Research Grant on “ The Economic Geography of Europe: Measurement, Testing and Policy Simulations" together with Victor Norman, Philip Martin, Richard Baldwin, Anthony Venables, Konrad Stahl, Andre Sapir, Peter Neary :150,000 ε

2001-02: European Investment Fund: Research Grant :12000 ε.

2001-03: Italian Ministry of Research- Research Grant to study: “ Transaction Costs and Economic Efficiency: the listing of innovative Firms”: 45,000 ε.

1999-01: Italian Ministry of Research- Research Grant to study “Innovation and Knowledge Spillovers in Italy and Europe”: 15,000 ε

2001 : National Research Council Research Grant: “ Italy in Europe: Governance and Economic Choices for the Domestic Development “ : 5000 ε

2000: Research Grant offered by the Central Bank of France for the project Financing Innovation through Equity Finance, (with Marco Da Rin) : 15000 ε

1999 : Research Grant from CNR for the project “Italy in Europe. Innovation Policies” 5000 ε

1999: Research Grant from MURST for the project “Information Spillovers, Firms Decisions and Technological Diffusion in Italy and Europe. Determinants and Effects. Local Coordinator . National coordinator: Luigi Guiso. : 40000 ε

1999: Research Grant offered by CARIPLO for the research project " Financing Growth 45000 ε

1999 : Research Grant from EEC for the project:" Change of Portfolio Structure under EMU" with the University of Lausanne and LBS

1996-99: Research Grant Universita’ Bocconi : 5000 ε

1997 : Research Grant MURST for the project : “Employment, Finance, Development and Institution. Coordinator Guido Tabellini, IGIER

Specific Research Interests

Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship

Real effect of liquidity crisis

Financial literacy

The economics of trust and culture in finance

Financing Innovation

Diffusion and Adoption of Technological Innovation

Technology and Growth

Concentration / deconcentration of the economic activity

Exchange Rate Theory,

International Diversification of Portfolios

Interests Rates and Speculative Attacks Theory


European Economic Association

Fondation Banque de France, Fellow

Royal Economic Society, Member

Econometric Society, Member

American Economic Association, Member

American Women in Economics, Member



Macroeconomia”, with Andrew Abel, Ben Bernanke, Dean Croushore, 2016 ISEDI

Published Articles in Refereed Journals

(in inverse chronological order)

The Importance of Trust for Investment: Evidence from Venture Capital”, 2016,with Thomas Hellmann and Marco Da Rin, Review of Financial Studies and Nasdaq Award for best paper on Capital Formation 2006

” Underpricing and Voluntary Disclosure: The Case of Mining IPOs in Australia”,2014, International Journal of Economics, vol. 1, p. 65-77, ISSN: 2331-5903

“The aftermath of the financial crisis. The effect of deleveraging on the real economy” with Anastasia Girshina, 2014, GSTF Journal of Business Review, 2014, vol. 3, p. 17-22, ISSN: 2010-4804, doi: 10.5176/2251-2012_QQE14.13

What Role of Legal Systems in Financial Intermediation? Theory and Evidence” with Thomas Hellmann and Marco Da Rin, 2009, Journal of Financial Intermediation, vol.18 (3), 559-598, October

"Who are the active investors? Evidence from Venture Capital [],", with Thomas Hellmann and Marco Da Rin 2008 Journal of Financial Economics , vol.89, issue 3, September

“The Dynamics of R&D and Innovation in the Short Run and in the Long Run” (with Giovanni Peri) mimeo University of California, Davis, march 2007. Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 117(518), pages 486-511, 03.

“Financing European Entrepreneurial Firms: Facts, Issues and Research Agenda” (2005) with Marco Da Rin, “Venture Capital, Entrepreneurial and Public Policy”, MIT Press, (eds. Vesa Kannanien CES-Ifo)

“The Changing Face of the European Venture Capital Industry: Facts and Analysis” the Journal of Private Equity, 7(2) Spring 26-53

"Asymmetric Information and Monetary Policy in Common Currency Areas []," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking [], Blackwell Publishing, vol. 37(4), pages 603-21, August.

“Credibility and Seignorage in a Common Currency Area” with Paolo Manasse, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, (2002) Volume 34, Number 4, November 2002

" Innovation and Spillovers in Regions: Evidence from European Patent Data", con Giovanni Peri,(2003) European Economic Review, vol.47/4 pag. 687-710 August

” Venture Capital in Europe: Euro.nm and the Financing of European Innovative Firms” (2002) with Marco Da Rin, ECONOMIC POLICY, vol.34, 229-69, April

"Globalization and Local Proximity in Innovation: A Dynamic Process" (2001) European Economic Review, vol. 45, N.4-6 May 2001

“Wages, Profits and the International Portfolio Puzzle” ( joint with Paolo Pesenti and Eric van Wincoop), European Economic Review n.2,volume 40 (1996) winner of Hicks-Tinbergen prize

"Analyzing the Risk Premium in the Italian Stock Market” (with Valentina Corradi), Applied Economics, 23 (1991)

"La liberalizzazione dei movimenti di capitali in una economia ad alto debito pubblico” Rivista di Scienze Economiche e Commerciali,Anno XXXVI, ottobre-Novembre 1989

Publications in refereed Books/Volumnes

“ Private Equity in Europe” in Cumming, D.J., 2010. Private Equity: Fund Types, Risks and Returns, and Regulation , Wiley, May 2010 pag. 437-463

The role of venture capital in alleviating financial constraints of innovative firms”, 2009, volume 14, European Investment Bank

“Quanto e’ Importante la Conoscenza locale nella produzione di nuove idee?” (in Italian) in

Governance for Italy in Europe, Luigi Paganetto Editor, CNR Rome, 2003

“Venture Capital and the Growth of Innovative Firms in Europe” ( with Marco Da Rin) (2003) in "Crossroads of Entrepreneurship” Kluwer Publisher

"Innovation and R&D Spillovers: Evidence from European Regions" in Real Effects of Regional Integration in the European Union and Mercosur: inter-continental views on intra-continental experiences", G. Basevi, V. Donato, A. O’Connell Eds. page 93-106, Universidad de Bologna en Buenos Aires Editor, Buenos Aires, 2003.

Policy Papers

“The euro and the European financial industry “(2004) with F.Giavazzi prepared for the conference “Euro adoption in the accession countries: opportunities and challenges”, IMF

“Research, Patents and the Financing of Ideas: Why is the EU Growth Potential so Low?” ( with Francesco Giavazzi and Marco Da Rin), presented at the first meeting of the “Group of Economic Advisers to the President of the European Commission, December 2001

"EMU and the Portfolio Adjustment", joint with K.Adjuoute, J_P Danthine, , A.Fisher, R.Hamaui, R. Portes and M.Wikers, (2000) edited CEPR, Policy Report 5

Work in progress

“Financial Literacy: the case of Italy” with AnnaMaria Lusardi accepted AEA 2016 san Francisco

"Dynamic corporate capital structure behavior: empirical assessment in the light of heterogeneity and non stationarity []," with Bontempi and Golinelli 2015

“Trust and immigration” mimeo 2014with Giovanni Peri

“ Venture Capital and Risk Sharing”, with Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan

”Information disclosure and post-IPO corporate performance” 2015 mimeo (with Marco Da Rin).

"Banks as Catalysts for Industrialization: An Empirical Analysis of Corporate Finance in the Italian Economic Development," (joint with Marco da Rin and Fabio Braggion).

"Banks and Economic Geography: Evidence from the Industrialization of Italy and Germany," (joint with Marco da Rin).



Referee for the following Journals:

American Economic review, Canadian Journal of Economics, Econometrica,Economic Enquire, Economic Journal , European Economic Review, Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Growth, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Review ofFinancial Economics, Research Policy, Scandinavian Journal, Applied Economics.