Oliviero Roggi is professor of Finance and Risk Management at Fundação Dom Cabral – FDC, Brazil. He is also full professor of Corporate Finance, Valuation, Management and Risk Governance at the University of Catania, Italy. He was professor and researcher at NYU Stern School of Business, USA, and at EAESP / FGV, Brazil, the latter being responsible for the NURPE Research Unit on Country Risk (Sovereign) and Business Risk. Visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark, and lecturer in the Doctorate and Master’s courses at the University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Brazil and associate professor of Corporate Finance at the University of Florence.
He earned his Ph.D in Management and Finance at University of Bologna and City University Business School European Joint Ph.D program in 1998. He has specialization in Corporate Finance, Company Valuation, Risk Management, Governance and Corporate Strategy.
Founder of the Finanza Firenze Research Center in 2007. In 2008, together with Edward Altman – NYU Stern Salomon Center, he also founded the International Risk Management Conference. In 2008- 2009 he served as Visiting professor in Accounting Masters Program at Universidade de Fortaleza (Brasil). Consultant at European Commission, Regione Toscana (Italy) and other public owned entities is acting and doing research in the area of Enterprise Risk Management, and in particular Credit Risk since 2004. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Country Risk Forum of Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI – Italian Bankers Association).
He has published papers and books on SME rating and on rating models generally speaking. In 2009, he published a book on “Risk Value and Company Default”. He is Co-author of Aswath Damodaran, NYU STERN, for the forthcoming 3° Italian edition of Applied Corporate Finance and he is NYU Stern Visiting Scholar since 2009 and consultant at IFC World Bank group since 2010.
Celso Brunetti is an assistant director in the Division of Research and Statistics at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. His current responsibilities include, among other things, conducting economic research and policy analysis on financial stability as it relates to systemically important financial institutions. His research agenda mainly covers network analysis of financial markets, climate risks and financial stability, market microstructure, and commodity markets. Before joining the FED, Celso spent his professional career in academia with appointments at Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Edinburgh where he taught Statistics, Corporate Finance, Derivatives and Financial Risk Management. From 2008 to 2011, he was a consultant at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He spent the 2017 fall semester at Bocconi University as visiting professor.
His publications appeared in a variety of journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Econometrics, Econometrics Journal, and Journal of Financial Markets. Dr. Brunetti received a B.A. degree in economics and banking from the Catholic University in Milan, Italy, and a Master of Science degree in economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. In 1999 he completed his PhD in economics at Queen Mary University of London.
Chiara Scotti was recently appointed senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where she leads the Research and Statistic department and advises President Logan on monetary policy. Prior to this role, she worked at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, which she joined in 2005. From 2020 to 2022 she served as Special Adviser to Vice Chair Clarida. She spent the 2017 fall semester at Bocconi University as visiting professor.
Her expertise spans deliberation and evaluation of conventional and unconventional monetary policy; assessment of financial stability risks, with particular emphasis on asset managers, interconnectedness of the financial system, and digital assets; monitoring of domestic and international financial markets; and LIBOR transition. Her research explores a variety of topics in applied macroeconomics and finance, including real-time data and measurement of business conditions, macroeconomic surprises, and uncertainty as well as unconventional monetary policy and financial stability.
She has published in a variety of refereed journals such as the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. Dr. Scotti holds a B.A. in economics (summa cum laude) from Bocconi University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Before obtaining her Ph.D., she worked as an analyst for Credit Suisse in London and as a Ph.D. intern for the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.