Alberto Plazzi is Full Professor of Finance at the Faculty of Economics, USI. 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. In 2014, he was awarded the Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching at USI.