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Andrea is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. He joined BU in 2012 after completing a PhD in Finance at London Business School. His research interests include asset pricing with frictions, financial institutions, contract theory, and information economics. Andrea is the recipient of the 2013 Best Young Researcher Award by the Multinational Finance Society and the 2015 SFS Cavalcade Award for the best paper in asset pricing by the Society for Financial Studies. His recent work on the impact of asset management contracts on asset prices has received the attention of The Economist, the Financial Times, and Bloomber Businessweek. 

  • EDUCATION Open or Close

    PH D, London Business School, Finance, 2012.

    MRES, London Business School, Finance, 2009.

    MSC, London School of Economics, Finance and Economics, 2007.

    MSC, CORIPE Piemonte, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Economics, 2005.

    BA, University of Turin, Economics, 2004.

  • CURRENT COURSESOpen or Close

    SMG FE449 B1 Corporate Financial Management

    SMG FE449 C1 Corporate Financial Management

    SMG FE449 E1 Corporate Financial Management

  • PUBLICATIONSOpen or Close


      Buffa, A. M., & Nicodano, G. (2008). Should Insider Trading be Prohibited when Share Repurchases are Allowed?. Review of Finance, 12(4), 735-765.

      Buffa, A. M. (2004). Strategic Insider Trading with Imperfect Information: A Trading Volume Analysis. Rivista di Politica Economica, 11(4), 101-143.


      Buffa, A. M., & Basak, S. A Theory of Operational Risk.

      Buffa, A. M., Vayanos, D., & Woolley, P. Asset Management Contracts and Equilibrium Prices.

      Buffa, A. M., & Hodor, I. Asset Pricing with Heterogeneous Benchmarking.

      Buffa, A. M. Systemic Risk Management.

      Buffa, A. M. Unintended Consequences of Post-Trade Transparency.

  • AWARDS AND HONORSOpen or Close

    SFS Finance Cavalcade Award for the Best Paper in Asset Pricing, The Society for Financial Studies, Research. (May 19, 2015).

    Award for the paper "Asset Management Contracts and Equilibrium Prices"

    Press Coverage, Bloomberg Businessweek, Research. (December 3, 2014).

    Press Coverage, Financial Times, Research. (November 5, 2014).

    Press Coverage, The Economist, Research. (September 13, 2014).

    Best Young Researcher Award, Multinational Finance Society, Research. (June 30, 2013).
    Award for the paper "Strategic Risk Taking with Systemic Externalities"

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