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Sapienza Named Merrill Lynch Professor

Professor’s research focuses on banking and financial institutions

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September 7, 2011 | by Jasmine Rangel

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Paola Sapienza, professor of finance in the Kellogg School of Management, has been named the Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Research Professor.

Sapienza serves as a faculty fellow for the Zell Center for Risk Research, a research affiliate of the Center for Economic Policy Research and as a faculty research fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s program on corporate finance. Her articles have been published in several academic journals, and she currently serves as an associate editor of Management Science.

Sapienza is an independent board member of the Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., the largest insurance company in Italy. She also was elected director of the American Finance Association in January 2011.

As a byproduct of her research on trust and financial markets, Sapienza launched the Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index with a colleague at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Her research focuses on banking and financial institutions, behavioral economics, behavioral finance, corporate finance, emerging markets and regulation of financial markets, private equity and venture capital.