Alberto Allegrucci

PhD candidate in finance

Stockholm School of Economics

About me

Welcome! I’m a PhD candidate in Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics. My research interests lie in empirical corporate finance in a broad sense and I enjoy working with large and new datasets to answer interesting questions that are policy-relevant. I have an interest in data science as well, which I have developed further through using Python and SQL for my research projects.

My Job Market Paper looks at conflicts of interests between mutual fund families and passive funds sponsored by them. I also investigated the corporate governance issue of informational disadvantage of independent directors; and, moreover, how access to bond markets may improve firms’ prospects during a crisis.

I am on the job market in 2019-2020, and will be available for interviews at the European Job Market in Rotterdam and the ASSA meetings in San Diego.


  • Corporate finance
  • Mutual Funds
  • Credit markets
  • Governance


  • PhD in Finance, 2020 (Expected)

    Stockholm School of Economics

  • MSc in Finance, 2012

    Bocconi University

  • BSc Economics and Finance, 2009

    University of Bologna


Working papers:

Keep it in the family: how passive funds are used to bolster active funds’ performance   (Job Market Paper)

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Cost of information acquisition and board independence: evidence from a change in accounting standard [PDF coming soon!]

Work in progress:

Zombie restructuring joint with Bo Becker and Per Strömberg
Public debt markets and real effects of credit supply shocks: evidence from Europe


Teaching assistant, Stockholm School of Economics

  • Finance II: Corporate Finance. Course director: Ramin Baghai, (2015-2019)
  • International Financial Management. Course director: Mariassunta Giannetti (2018)
  • Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital. Course director: Daniel Metzger (2016)

KPMG advisory Financial Risk Management Consultant, Milan, Italy (2013-2014)

Mediobanca Spa Capital Market Division Intern, Milan, Italy (2011)