Professor Franco Fiordelisi

EBS - Finance
Professor Franco Fiordelisi



Franco Fiordelisi is a Professor of Banking and Finance at Essex Business School of the University of Essex and director of the Financial Technology Centre EsseX (FinteX). He is also the President of the Financial Intermediation Network of European Studies (FINEST). He previously held positions or taught at the Durham Business School, Bocconi University, and University of Rome Tor Vergata. Franco has received many honors and awards for his scientific outputs and his university teaching skills. IDEAS/RePEc ranks his research in the top 5% in the world (last 10 years) and top 10% in the Fields of "Banking", and "Corporate Finance". A study in 2023 ( ranked him among the 350 most prolific researchers in finance from 1946 to 2020. His research revolves around different aspects of bank management, financial risk management, and Fintech. His work has been published in international academic journals (such as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Journal of Corporate Finance) and presented to primary international conferences (e.g., NBER SI, American Economic Association, American Finance Association, Westen Finance Association, European Finance Association, Financial Intermediation Research Society, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation). He is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Stability, European Journal of Finance, and Economic Modelling. In the past, Franco was associate editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance (2012 -2015). He is currently a fellow of the Wells Fargo Advisors Center for Finance & Accounting Research (WFA CFAR) at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, U.S., where he was also a Fulbright senior scholar in 2011. He has been a visiting researcher and consultant for important institutions, such as the European Central Bank, World Bank, and Federal Reserve of New York. Accepting Ph.D. students in Financial Intermediation (empirical) and Fintech.


  • Ph.D. Economics Bangor University,

  • MA Banking and Finance Bangor University,

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Financial Risk Management

Open to supervise

Banking Regulation and Supervision

Open to supervise

Structure and performance in banking

Open to supervise

Bank Corporate Governance

Open to supervise

Bank risk culture

Open to supervise

Conferences and presentations

Pandemic Lending: Micro and Macro Effects of Model-Based Regulation

Workshop - Financial Frictions, Zombie Firms and the Macroeconomy, Wadham College, Oxford, United Kingdom, 13/3/2023

2nd Research Workshop: The Future of Financial Mutuals

Bayes Business School, London, 7/9/2022

Central Bank Research Association

Central Bank Research Association, 2022 annual meeting, 28/8/2022

Wolpertinger 2021 Conference in Banking and Finance

Invited presentation, Keynote presentation, Cracow University of Economics and Narodowy Bank Polski NBP, 2/9/2021

NBER Summer Institute, SI 2021 Capital Markets and the Economy, 13/7/2021

Western Finance Association, 16/6/2021

European Finance Association 2019

Carcavelos, Portugal, 24/8/2019

“New Frontiers in Banking: from Corporate Governance to Risk Management"

Milan, Italy, 29/3/2019

American Finance Association, 2019

Atlanta, United States, 6/1/2019

American Economic Association, 2018

Philadelphia, United States, 5/1/2018

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Financial Technology and Innovation (Fintech) (BE370)

Previous supervision

Merve Demirbas Ozbekler
Merve Demirbas Ozbekler
Thesis title: Essays on Credit Risk, Information Environment and Uncertainty
Degree subject: Finance
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 15/5/2023


Journal articles (10)

Fiordelisi, F., Galloppo, G., Lattanzio, G. and Paimanova, V., (2023). Looking at Socially Responsible Investment Strategies Through the Lenses of the Global ETF Industry. Journal of International Money and Finance. 137, 102917-102917

Baltas, K., Fiordelisi, F. and Mare, DS., (2022). Alternative Finance after Natural Disasters. British Journal of Management. 33 (1), 117-137

Andreou, PC., Fiordelisi, F., Harris, T. and Philip, D., (2022). Institutional Ownership and Firms’ Thrust to Compete. British Journal of Management. 33 (3), 1346-1370

Fiordelisi, F. and Scardozzi, G., (2022). Bank Funding Strategy After the Bail-in Announcement. Journal of Corporate Finance. 74, 102215-102215

Fiordelisi, F., Grimaldi, S., Lopez, JS., Mazzilis, MC. and Ricci, O., (2022). The Beauty of Being Involved: The Case of Cooperative Banks. British Journal of Management. 34 (4), 2290-2311

Fiordelisi, F., Pennacchi, G. and Ricci, O., (2020). Are contingent convertibles going-concern capital?. Journal of Financial Intermediation. 43, 100822-100822

Fiordelisi, F., Girardone, C., Minnucci, F. and Ricci, O., (2020). On the Nexus between Sovereign Risk and Banking Crises. Journal of Corporate Finance. 65, 101717-101717

Fiordelisi, F., Ricci, O. and Stentella Lopes, FS., (2017). The Unintended Consequences of the Launch of the Single Supervisory Mechanism in Europe. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. 52 (6), 2809-2836

Fiordelisi, F. and Ricci, O., (2016). “Whatever it takes”: An Empirical Assessment of the Value of Policy Actions in Banking. Review of Finance. 20 (6), 2321-2347

Fiordelisi, F. and Ricci, O., (2014). Corporate culture and CEO turnover. Journal of Corporate Finance. 28 (C), 66-82

Books (3)

Previati, DA. and Fiordelisi, F., (2021). Foreword. 9783030761271

Carretta, A., Fiordelisi, F. and Schwizer, P., (2017). Risk Culture in Banking. Springer. 3319575929. 9783319575926

Fiordelisi, F., (2009). Mergers and Acquisitions in European Banking. Springer. 0230245404. 9780230245402

Reports and Papers (1)

Fiordelisi, F., fusi, GIULIA., Maddaloni, A. and Marques-Ibanez, D., (2022). Pandemic Lending: Micro and Macro Effects of Model-Based Regulation

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