Marco Pagano is Professor of Finance at the University of Naples Federico II and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), of the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) of the centre of Economic Policy Resaerch (CEPR) and of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and a B.A. in Economics from Cambridge University. He has also been a professor at Bocconi University, the University of Salerno and Imperial College. From 1997 to 2005 he directed the Research Program in Financial Economics of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and from 2004 to 2011 he was the managing editor of the Review of Finance, together with Josef Zechner. His research spans the areas of market microstructure, corporate finance, banking, and financial regulation.
He is also interested in the interactions between finance and macroeconomics, as well as between finance and labor. His work has been published in the JF, RFS, AER, ReStud, QJE and RAND, among others. In 2013 he published the book Market Liquidity: Theory, Evidence and Policy.