Alberto Plazzi is tenured associate professor of Finance at the Faculty of Economics, USI, since September 2016. He holds a PhD in Finance from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. His research interests include Empirical Asset Pricing, Real Estate, Institutional Investors, and Financial Econometrics. Prof. Plazzi’s research has been published in leading finance journals. He has taught asset pricing, corporate finance, and risk management for the master, executive master, or doctoral programs of various universities. At USI, he holds classes of Risk Management (Master), Quantitative Methods for Finance and Empirical Asset Pricing (PhD). In 2014, he has been awarded the Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching at USI.