About me

Who I am

In few words, I am a young academic, with a deep passion for fitness, travels, and political matters. I am a Doctor in Finance. I have obtained the Ph.D. at Cass Business School in London, and I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Torino. In my professional life, I combine academic research in financial economics, and teaching in several Universities. I have obtained my Bachelor (in 2008) and my first Master degree in Economics (2011) at the University of Tor Vergata in Roma, and my second Master degree in Finance at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Torino (2012).

After that, I moved to London where I have started the doctorate in Finance, with the aim of pursuing an academic career in a prestigious institution. I have presented my works in several conferences and seminars around the world: New York, San Antonio, Oslo, Venice, Lubjiana, Roma, Torino, Pavia, Bruxelles. For three years, since 2014, I have taught at the Master in Finance of the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Torino. Moreover, twice a year, since 2014, I have travelled to Kortrijk (Flandres, Belgium), to teach Statistics&Business to Erasmus students. In 2016, I have spent six months in Singapore, to work in the Risk Management Institute of the National University of Singapore.

Before moving abroad, I have been deeply engaged in politics. It has always been one of the biggest passions of my life, since I was at the high school. I have been local and regional representative for the youth organization of the Democratic Party, and I have organised many activities such as seminars, conferences, demonstrations, and schools of politics.  

I love to take care of my brain and my body, at the same time. Do not believe people who say that one subtracts time to the other, it is the fakest news ever! I train, if I can, every day! I became first level Personal Trainer and I am a natural bodybuilder, that means that my body benefits only of training and good food, without any kind of artificial substance.


Curriculum Vitae

Current Position:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Economics and Statistics – University of Torino
Research Fellow CERP (Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies – Collegio Carlo Alberto)


Ph.D. in Finance, Cass Business School – City University London, 2019
Committee: L. Sarno (internal examiner), J. Zechner (external examiner), G. Fusai and E. Schroth (supervisors)
Dissertation Title: “Essays on Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance”
M.Sc. in Finance, Collegio Carlo Alberto & University of Torino – University of Torino, 2012
M.Sc. in Economics, University of Tor Vergata (Roma), Summa Cum Laude, 2011
B.A. in Economics, University of Tor Vergata (Roma), 2008

Academic Positions:

Visiting Researcher, Collegio Carlo Alberto – University of Torino, 2017
Visiting Ph.D. Scholar, Risk Management Institute – National University of Singapore, 2016

Teaching Positions:

2019, Econometrics and Programming (MSc), Collegio Carlo Alberto
2018, Portfolio Theory and Investment Valuation (undergraduate), Cass Business School
2014 – 2017, Asset Pricing and Portfolio Theory (MSc), Collegio Carlo Alberto
2014 – 2018, Statistics and Application to Business (undergraduate), Vives University
2017, Financial Econometrics (undergraduate), Mathematical Finance (undergraduate), Cass Business School (Teaching Assistant)
2014 – 2016 Statistics and Business (undergraduate), Investment Markets (undergraduate), Cass Business School (Teaching Assistant)

Conferences Presentations:

2019, International Association of Applied Econometrics (Nicosia, Cyprus), Association of Italian Labor Economists (Novara, Italy), European Economic Association (Manchester, UK), Money, Banking and Finance workshop (Collegio Carlo Alberto, Torino), Financial Management Association (New Orleans, USA), Paris Finance meeting – EUROFIDAI (forthcoming), Paris Financial Management conference (forthcoming),

2018, Midwest Finance Association (San Antonio, USA)
2016, European Finance Association (Oslo, Norway), GRETA Credit Risk (Venice, Italy), World Finance Conference (New York, USA)
2015, Money, Banking and Finance workshop (Pavia, Italy), SOFIE Summer School of Econometrics (Bank of Belgium, Bruxelles)
2014, Young Finance Scholars Conference (Sussex, UK)
2012, Quantitative Finance Workshop (L’Aquila, Italy)

2012 to present, Seminar Presentations at Cass Business School, City University London, National University of Singapore, LUISS University, London School of Mathematical Finance, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Ca’ Foscari University, University of Bristol, NEOMA Business School, CUNEF Madrid

Working Papers:

“Dynamic Ownership, Private Benefits, and Stock Prices”
(FMA 2019, MBF 2019)
“Default Risk Premium and Asset Prices” (with G. Fusai)
(EFA 2016, Greta 2016, WFC 2016, SoFiE 2015)
“The Relative Pricing of Sovereign Credit Risk After the Eurozone Crisis” (with F. Ruggiero)
(MFA 2018, PFMC 2019)
“Hedging Labor Income Risk over the Life-Cycle” (with F. Bagliano, C: Fugazza, and G. Nicodano)
(IAAE 2019, EEA 2019, AIEL 2019, EUROFIDAI 2019)

Work in Progress:

“Corporate Acquisitions and Default Risk: A Structural Approach” (with S.Sacchetto)

Awards and Grants:

2014, Cass Business School, Best PhD Paper
2013, Cass Business School, Master of Research – Distinction
2011, University of Tor Vergata, Outstanding University record

RAFFAELE CORVINO, 25/12/1987, Italian
Personal Website: www.raffaelecorvino.com
Phone Number:  +39 3465316931