Paolo Colla is Associate Professor of Finance at Bocconi University. He has published in the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Finance on the topics of asset pricing and corporate finance. He is also a member of the Group of Economic Adivsors (GEA) at the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).
Paolo Colla holds a PhD in Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an MSc in Economics and Finance from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and a BSc in Economics from Bocconi University. He has been Visiting Assistant Professor at Princeton University-Bendheim Center for Finance (2010-11), and Postdoctoral Fellow at Université Catholique de Louvain-CORE (2004-05). He has taught asset pricing and market microstructure courses at Princeton University, University of Lugano, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and IE Business School.
His research spans a variety of topics such as asymmetric information in financial markets and corporate financing decisions. He is currently involved in research projects on the pricing of contractual terms in sovereign bonds, the role of board connections in corporate financing decisions, and the interplay between market transparency and the disclosure of insider trades.