On August 1, 2021, Francesco Celentano joined the Department of Finance at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne. His research topics are corporate finance and corporate governance.
What are the main factors affecting the corporate governance choice of a firm? And how does the governance of a firm affect its decisions such as how much to pay the CEO or whether to fire the CEO? Using a mix of theoretical and empirical methods, Prof. Celentano tries to address these highly debated questions.
Prof. Celentano’s current research focuses on corporate finance and corporate governance topics. His research interests broadly relate to how contracts, markets, and regulations affect firm valuations and policies.
Besides his academic activities, he has been a short-term consultant at the World Bank and a dissertation fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Beforehand, he earned his Master and Bachelor degrees from the University of Naples Federico II.