Stefano Caselli

Vice Rector for International Affairs, Full Professor of Banking and Finance and Algebris Chair in “Long-Term Investment and Absolute Return”. Department of Finance Linkedin ›

Main areas of expertise

Private Equity, Venture Capital, Investment Banking, Corporate Lending, Corporate Governance for Financial Institutions

Short biography

Stefano Caselli is Vice Rector for International Affairs at Bocconi University since 2012 whereas is a Full Professor of Banking and Finance at Department of Finance and Algebris Chair in “Long-Term Investment and Absolute return”. He is also member of the board of SDA Bocconi School of Management since 2006.
For the international activity of Bocconi, he covers several roles within the most relevant academic networks: he is member of the Steering Committee of CIVICA, the University of Social Sciences ( and he is member of the management board of CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education ( He is also member of the External Advisory Board of the School of Transnational Governance at EUI, the European University Institute in Firenze and he is member of the International Advisory Board of SSE – The Stockholm School of Economics.
He is the author of numerous books and articles on the subject. He acts as columnist on “L’Economia del Corriere della Sera” and he is member of the advisory board of “Rivista di Politica Economica”. He has got a long experience as independent director in several boards of corporations and financial institutions as well as advisor of investment committees.


The last books and papers are the following:

“A survival analysis of public guaranteed loans: does financial intermediary matter?” (with Guido Corbetta, Doriana Cuccinelli, Monica Rossololini), in Journal of Financial Stability, vol. 54, June 2021.

“Money, privacy, anonymity: What do experiments tell us?” (with Emanuele Borgonovo, , Alessandra Cillo, Donato Masciandaro, Giovanni Rabitti), in Journal of Financial Stability, 2021, vol. 56.

“Banche e mercati: perché sono strumenti di politica economica”, in Economia & Management, n.2, 2021.

“Corporate and Investment Banking. A Hands-On Approach”, (with Gimede Gigante and Andrea Tortoroglio), Bocconi University Press, 2021.

“Private Equity and Venture Capital in Europe: Markets, Techniques, and Deals” Third Edition, (with Giulia Negri), preface by Josh Lerner (Harvard Business School), Elsevier Academic Press, 2021.

“La grande tentazione. Perché non possiamo rinunciare a banche e mercati”, (con prefazione di Ferruccio de Bortoli), Università Bocconi Editore..

“Il debito pubblico e le conseguenze sul finanziamento alle imprese”, in Rivista di Politica Economica, n.1 2019.

“L’Unione Bancaria e il coraggio della crescita”, in Economia & Management, n.1 2019.

“Public credit guarantee Schemes and SMEs’ profitability: evidence from Italy”, (with Corbetta G., Rossolini M., Vecchi V.), Journal of Small Business Management, n. 2 2019.

“Nuovi strumenti di politica industriale per lo sviluppo e la quotazione delle PMI”, (con Alvaro S., D’Eramo D.), in Quaderni Giuridici della Consob, n.18 2018.

“Da start-up a scale-up: è tempo di cambiare narrativa”, in Economia & Management, n.2 2018.

“Public Private Partnerships for infrastructure and enterprise funding. Principles, Practices and Perspectives”, (Editor with Corbetta G., Vecchi V), New York, Palgrave, 2015.

“Return of the state? An appraisal of policies to enhance access to credit for infrastructure-based public private partnerships”, (with Hellowell M., Vecchi V.), Public Money and Management, n.1, vol. 35, 2015.

“L’Unione Bancaria: ambizioni, certezze, rischi”, (con A. Sironi), in Economia & Management, n.3 2015.

“Per amore o per forza: i destini incrociati di banche e imprese in Italia” Università Bocconi Editore, Milano, 2014.

“Explaining returns in private equity investments”, (with E. Garcia Appendini, F. Ippolito), Journal of Financial Intermediation, n.1 2013.

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