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Marco Da Rin is an Associate Professor at the Department Finance of Tilburg University and a Fellow of IGIER, Bocconi University, Milano. He has been a Marie Curie Fellow at the Financial Markets Group of the London School of Economics and an Assistant Professor at Turin University and at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

He is a co-editor of European Economics Abstracts, and also co-leads the RICAFE2 Project on Regional Comparative Advantage and Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship,undertaken for the European Commission by the London School of Economics and other leading finance and economics schools.

He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Department of Economics of Stanford University and a BA in Economics (summa cum laude) from Bocconi University, Milano.

His research looks at various aspects of corporate finance and governance in the context of venture capital, entrepreneurship, and economic development.

In 2006, he won the NASDAQ Award for the best paper on capital formation presented at the 2006 meetings of the Western Finance Association. for his paper (with Laura Bottazzi and Thomas Hellmann) 'The Role of Trust for investment: Evidence from Venture Capital'.

In 2003, he won the Journal of Financial Intermediation's 2002 Best Paper Prize for his paper (with Thomas Hellmann) 'Banks as Catalyts for Industrialization'. See abstract.

Research Interests

Venture capital, Financing of innovative companies, Private equity, Public policy

Working Papers

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