Antonio Mele is a Professor of Finance at the University of Lugano since 2011, and also holds a Senior Chair with the Swiss Finance Institute after having served at the London School of Economics and Political Science for a decade. He is also a Research Fellow in the Financial Economics program of CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy and Research) in London. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris, and his expertise covers capital market volatility, the interlinks between financial markets and business cycles, and the microstructure of financial markets.
He contributed to the creation of new instruments to standardize the volatility of interest rate markets and the American and Japanese public debt. He has consulted or advised central banks and regulatory bodies on issues related to capital market volatility, securitization, and regulatory aspects of credit markets. Between 2015 and 2017, he acted as a member of the Securities and Market Stakeholder Group di ESMA (European Securities Markets Authority).