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 also have an interest in causal inference, machine learning applied to Economics and Finance and data science, which I have developed further by using Python, R and SQL for my research projects.

My Job Market Paper examines 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 bank crisis.


  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Mutual Funds
  • Credit Markets
  • Causal Inference and Machine Learning applied to Economics and Finance


  • 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  

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Cost of information acquisition and board independence: Evidence from a change in an accounting standard  

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

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