Nicolas Serrano-Velarde enters the Department of Finance as assistant professor, leaving the position of post-doctoral researcher at Oxford University, where he was affiliated to the Centre for Business Taxation and an associate member of Nuffield College.
A graduate in International Economics from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris), Serrano-Velarde obtained his PhD in Economics under the supervision of Luigi Guiso at the European University Institute. His dissertation was entitled Ownership Structures and Firm Performance. During his PhD he was also visiting student at Toulouse School of Economics.
His current research interests and activity focus on the way ownership structures impact firm performance, cost of finance and innovation incentives. Methodologically, his works combine various identification strategies from public policy evaluation to structural estimation methods. One of these papers is forthcoming in Journal of Financial Economics.