Franco Fiordelisi holds a chair in Banking and Finance at the University of Rome III. He is also senior affiliated Faculty Member at the Bocconi Business School in Milan. Franco is also the President of the Financial Intermediation Network of European Studies (FINEST). Prior to this, he was Professor of Finance at the Durham Business School (UK). He previously held positions or taught at the Bocconi University (Italy), Essex Business School (UK), and University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy).
Franco has received many honours and awards for his scientific outputs and his university teaching skills. His research revolves around different aspects of bank management and financial risk management. He is included by IDEAS in the top 10% of economists in the world authors in the field of Banking. His work has been published in international academic journals such as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Journal of International Money and Finance. He is currently associate editor of the European Journal of Finance, and member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Banking Accounting and Finance. In the past, Franco was associate editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance (2012 -2015). He was visiting research scholar at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, U.S. (in 2011, Fulbright Scholarship) and at the European Central Bank (in 2010).
He obtained his B.A. at University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy) and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Banking and Finance at Bangor University (U.K.)