Research

MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS

Bank management, Bank accounting, Lending, Economics of financial instruments, Financial innovation, Risk management, Financial regulation.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Financial Innovation and the Evolution of Business Models of Banks, University of Palermo and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid (Spain), 2015.

Resources and Knowledge in the Economics of Strategic Networks of Firms (Scientific Director: Prof. Arabella Mocciaro Li Destri), University of Palermo, 2012-2014.

Real and Financial Integration in the Mediterranean Countries, PRIN Research Project (Scientific Coordinator: Prof. Vincenzo Fazio), University of Palermo, 2007-2010.

Basel II and New Corporate Laws: Strategic and Financial Decisions of Small and Medium Firms, Faculty of Economics, University of Palermo, 2006-2007.

Financial and Economical Sustainability of Micro Finance Institutions and Micro Finance Projects, Faculty of Economics (University of Palermo) and Faculty of Economics (University of Rome “La Sapienza”), 2005-2006.

Technological Innovations and Financial Intermediation: How Technology is Changing the Economics of Banks, University of Palermo and Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Boston (USA), 2005.

Internal Ratings in the Credit Risk Management, University of Palermo, 2003.

Venture Capital and Private Equity in the development of SMEs, University of Palermo, 2007.

Institutional Investors and Equity Market, University of Palermo, 2006.

The Effects of International Accounting Standards on Banking Industry, University of Palermo, 2005.

The Adoption of International Accounting Standards and the Financial Disclosure of Banks, University of Palermo, 2004.

The New Regulation of Bank Capital Adequacy, University of Palermo, 2003.

Internal Rating and Credit Risk Management, University of Palermo, 2002.

Credit Risk Regulation in Bank Management, University of Palermo, 2001

Internet Banking: the New Frontiers of Production and Distribution of Banking Services, University of Palermo, 2000.

Asset Management: Financial and Regulatory Issues, University of Palermo, 1999.

Institutional and Competitive Innovation in the Italian Banking Industry, University of Palermo, 1998.

CONFERENCES

How Banks Disclose Market Risk Information: an Empirical Analysis on a Sample of Italian Banks, Wolpertinger Conference 2017, European Association of University Teachers of Banking and Finance, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain, 30 August-2 September, 2017.

Il credito bancario alle imprese in Sicilia e nel contesto nazionale: tendenze in atto, scelte organizzative e sfide competitive, relazione alla presentazione del Rapporto “Economie Regionali. L’Economia della Sicilia”, Bank of Italy, Palermo, 20 June 2016.

Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Workshop on Risk Management, Financial Regulation, and Governance in Banking: Perspectives and Challenges of the European Banking Union, organized by the University of Palermo (Department of Economics, Business, and Statistics), the Autonoma University of Madrid (Department of Finance), the Regent’s University London (Centre for Banking and Finance) and the Santander Financial Institute (SANFI), with the patronage of ADEIMF (Associazione dei Docenti di Economia degli Intermediari e dei Mercati Finanziari), Palermo (Italy), May 2016.

European Banking Union and Bank Supervision, paper for the Conference “European Regulation and Surpervision: a New European Regulatory Framework“, in collaboration with Gruppo Bancario Banco Popolare, Department of Economics, Business, and Statistics, University of Palermo, 26 November 2015.

Member of the Scientific Commitee of the International Conference Governing Business Systems: Theories and Challenges for Systems Thinking in Practice, University of Vilnius, Lithuania, 2015-2016.

Chair of the Conference Session Financial Management: New Perspectives on Risk Management and Financial Innovation, International Conference “Advances in Business Management. Towards Systemic Approach”, University for Foreigners of Perugia, Italy, 2015.

Member of the Scientific Commitee of the International Conference Advances in Business Management. Towards Systemic Approach, University for Foreigners of Perugia, Italy, 2014-2015.

Chair of the Conference Session Finance in the Time of Crisis, International Conference Systems Thinking for a Sustainable Economy. Advancements in Economic and Managerial Theory and Practice, Rome, 2014.

Member of the Scientific Commitee of the International Conference Systems Thinking for a Sustainable Economy. Advancements in Economic and Managerial Theory and Practice, Rome, 2014.

Chair of the Conference Session Financial Systems and the Economic Crisis. Challenges and Solutions Proposals, International Conference The Economic Crisis: Time for a Paradigm Shift. Towards a Systems Approach, Faculty of Economics, University of València, Spain, 2013.

Member of the Scientific Commitee of the International Conference The Economic Crisis: Time for a Paradigm Shift. Towards a Systems Approach, University of València, Spain, 2012-2013.

Il credito alle imprese nell’attuale congiuntura economico-finanziaria, paper for the Conference “Il credito alle imprese nell’attuale congiuntura economico-finanziaria: politiche, strumenti e regolamentazione”, in collaboration with Gruppo Bancario Banco Popolare, Facolty of Economics, University of Palermo, 23 Ottober, 2013.

Financial Crisis and the Changing Structure of Banking Firms and Industry: a Cross Country Analysis, paper for the International Symposium “The Economic Crisis: Time for a Paradigm Shift: Towards a Systems Approach”, Universitat de València, Facultat d’Economia, Valencia, Spain, 24-25 January, 2013.

Using Project Finance to Fund Long-term Investments in the Energy Industry, International Conference “Complexity Systemic Sciences and the Global Energy Agenda”, World Complexity Science Academy Conference, Palermo, 26-27 September, 2011.

Member of the Scientific Commitee of the International Conference Complexity Systemic Sciences and the Global Energy Agenda, University of Palermo, 2011.

Ph.D. PROGRAMS

Faculty member of the Ph.D. Program in “Economics, Business and Statistics” (Director: Prof. Marcello Chiodi), Department of Economics, Business and Statistics, Polytecnic School, University of Palermo, Italy.

Faculty member of the Ph.D. Program in “Economics and Local Development”, (Director: Prof. Fabio Mazzola), Department of Economics, Business and Statistics, University of Palermo, Italy.

Faculty member of the Ph.D. Program in “Economic Analysis, Tecnological Innovation and Local Development” (Director: Prof. Vincenzo Fazio), Department of Economics, Business and Finance, University of Palermo, Italy.