Maria Lucia Passador

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I am an Assistant Professor of Corporate Law and Financial Markets Regulation, and I also attained the National Qualification as Associate Professor in the IUS/04 (Corporate Law) field in May 2022. I hold a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School, a Ph.D. in Business Law and a Combined Bachelor and Master of Science in Law summa cum laude from Bocconi. Throughout my academic career, inter alia, I served as a John M. Olin Fellow in Empirical Law and Finance at Harvard, a Fellow in the Harvard Law School’s Program in Corporate Governance, and a Postdoc Researcher at the University of Luxembourg.

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I serve as a member of the editorial boards of Rivista delle Società and Giurisprudenza Italiana.

Research interests

My research interests span several areas, including corporate law, corporate governance, comparative corporate law, empirical corporate finance, and financial markets law. My research activity has been recognized with several accolades, as the Dean’s Scholar Prize in Comparative Corporate Governance and Finance at Harvard Law School, the Felice Gianani Award from the Italian Banking Association, the Fondazione Confalonieri Scholarship for the best Ph.D. thesis in the legal field, the Franco Bonelli Scholarship for the monography related to the Chairman of the board of directors of joint stock companies, and a postdoc merit scholarship from the Bocconi Ph.D. School, awarded to the top student across all programs in the year of the thesis defense.

Selected Publications