Pierluigi Balduzzi is professor of Finance and coordinator of the Ph.D. in finance program. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics (DES) from Bocconi University, Milan, and a Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA. Prior to joining Boston College, he was assistant professor of Finance at NYU-Stern. His main area of research is empirical asset pricing. His research has appeared in leading finance and economics journals, such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the American Economic Review. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.
His professional experiences include an internship at the International Monetary Fund, consulting for the Social Security Administration, executive teaching at Credit Suisse-First Boston, and serving on the board of advisors of Polaris Investments.
He has presented his research at leading academic conferences as well as non-academic institutions, such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and the European Central Bank.