Joshua Aizenman joined the faculty at USC in 2013, where he serves as the Dockson Chair in Economics and International Relations. His research covers a range of issues in open economy including commercial and financial policies, crises in emerging markets, foreign direct investment, capital controls, and exchange rate regimes. A common thread of Joshua’s work has been applying a generalized public finance, cost benefit approach to international economics and economic development, recognizing political economy goals and constraints. Joshua also serves as a Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, and co-editor of the Journal of International Money and Finance. Other affiliations have included teaching and research positions at UC Santa Cruz (served as a Presidential Chair of Economics), Dartmouth (served as the Champion Professor of International Economics), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Chicago GSB, and University of Pennsylvania. Consulting relationships include the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.


Matteo Arpe is Founding Partner of Sator Group, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sator S.p.A.. He is Chairman of Arepo PV S.p.A., Arepo LC S.p.A. and Tinaba S.r.l.. He is also Deputy Chairman of Centro Europa Ricerche S.r.l.. Chairman of Banca Profilo S.p.A. and of Arepo BP S.p.A. from June 2009 to December 2014, he was formerly CEO of the Capitalia Group, from July 2003 to May 2007. Mr. Arpe entered the Banca di Roma Group as CEO of Mediocredito Centrale and as designated General Manager of the establishing holding company in October 2001. In 2002 he was appointed General Manager of Capitalia S.p.A., and in July 2003 he became CEO of the Capitalia Group, one of the youngest ever CEOs of a major Italian bank, maintaining the CEO position in Mediocredito Centrale until September 1, 2005. Before joining Capitalia, in 2000, Matteo Arpe worked at Lehman Brothers in London, with responsibility for the European strategic equity activity. He was also named member of Lehman Brothers’ European Investment Banking Executive Committee. Prior to this, he worked in Mediobanca’s Corporate Finance Department from 1987 to 1999, and in 1995 he assumed the coordination of Mediobanca’s equity and bond syndicate underwriting as well as M&A activity. In 1997, he was nominated Central Man... more


Marcello Minenna is Head of Quants at Consob, PhD Lecturer at London Graduate School of Mathematical Finance and adjunct professor of Quantitative Finance at the Bocconi University. He worked out pioneering results in the field of quantitative methods applied to the surveillance of financial markets focused on insider trading analysis, market abuse detection and risk disclosure of structured productsthrough synthetic indicators. In several public consultations these indicators have received the support of distinguished members of the international academia. For his work he has been cited as Quant Enforcer and Quant Regulator by Risk magazine. Minenna is one of the European economists that propose a radical change of ECB policy, from an inflation target to an interest rate target, in order to achieve a substantial levelling of the real interest rates among the Eurozone countries (the zero spread strategy). This would imply also the use of unconventional monetary measures, up to a partial debt monetization by the ECB. This idea had some resonance in the national press and abroad.

Elisa Scarpa

Elisa Scarpa is Head of Market Analysis, Forecasting and Structuring at Edison Trading S.P.A since 2007. Her activities concern the development of trading strategies on power, oil, gas and CO2 markets and the implementation of pricing models for structured energy products. Before joining Edison Trading, Elisa has been involved for four years in several projects at Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei in the International Energy Market Unit. She holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University (Milan) and a master’s degree in Energy Finance and Trading from Politecnico of Milan. She is the author of papers on commodity finance and price forecasting.
She conjugates the activity at Edison Trading with lectures on Energy economics and Energy fondamentals at Università Statale and Politecnico in Milan.


Marti G. Subrahmanyam is the Charles E. Merrill Professor of Finance and Economics in the Stern School of Business at New York University. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a post-graduate diploma in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Both institutions conferred on him their Distinguished Alumnus Award. He earned a doctorate in finance and economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Subrahmanyam has published over one hundred articles in leading academic journals and several books in the areas of corporate finance, capital markets and international finance. He has served on over sixty doctoral dissertation committees and has chaired over thirty five of them. He has been a visiting professor at leading academic institutions around the world. Professor Subrahmanyam currently serves on the editorial boards of many academic journals and was the founding editor of the Review of Derivatives Research. He has won many teaching awards including New York University’s Distinguished Teaching Medal. He has served as a consultant to several institutions around the world. He also sits on the boards of several companies, in Asia, Europe and North America, and has ser... more

Stavros Zenios

Stavros Zenios is Professor of Finance and Management Science at University of Cyprus, Adjunct Professor with the Norwegian School of Economics and Senior Fellow at The Wharton School Financial Institutions Center. He is currently holder of a Maria Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship. He served as vice-chairman of the Cyprus Council of Economic Advisors and on the Board of the Central Bank of Cyprus. He published more than 130 articles in leading international journals in risk management, financial engineering and management science. He authored two books and edited several more. He received awards for his work on the performance of financial institutions and for his book «Parallel Optimization». He was recipient of the 2006 EURO Excellence in Practice Award for work on personal financial planning. His book with Patrick Harker on the «Performance of Financial Institutions» was translated in Chinese.