Marco Pagano is Professor of Finance at the University of Naples Federico II, where he directs the Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), and President of the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and a B.A. in Economics from Cambridge University. He has also been a professor at Bocconi University, the University of Salerno and Imperial College. From 1997 to 2005 he directed the Research Program in Financial Economics of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and from 2004 to 2011 he was the managing editor of the Review of Finance, together with Josef Zechner. His research spans the areas of market microstructure, corporate finance, banking, and financial regulation. He is also interested in the interactions between finance and macroeconomics, as well as between finance and labor.