Dr. Barbara Luppi


Barbara Luppi is an Assistant Professor in Political Economics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Bologna and from the London School of Economics and Political Science (discussion to be held within the current academic year).She has held a visiting position at the Eitan Berglas School of Economics at Tel Aviv University, Israel receiving the Marie Curie Fellowship grant.

Luppi´s recent research has focused on two main topics: applications of behavioral economics and finance. Regarding the first one, she has written on the presence of loss aversion in horserace betting market and in experimentation settings. One the second topic, she has written contributions on the impact of Basel II for SMEs and the role of institutional factors on the empirical assessment of firm solvency. Her current projects include the following: a) the role of relationship banking for Italian cooperative banks; b) the diversification strategy of portfolios for cooperative banks; c) the role of institutional factors for cooperative firms.

CURRENT POSITION

2007- Assistant Professor of Political Economics, Dipartimento di Economia Politica, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

 
EDUCATION

2007 Ph.D in Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom. Supervisor: John Sutton and Michele Piccione (expected viva: March 2008)

2005 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Bologna, “Essays on economic applications of human cognitive limitations”. Supervisor: Prof. Elettra Agliardi

2001 M.Sc. in Economics (with distinction), London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.

2000 Laurea in Economics (cum laude), University of Bologna. Dissertation: “Real Options and Irreversibile  investments”, Supervisor:  Elettra Agliardi.

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