PhD Student

PhD program:: XXXII
phone: 3283548053

Francesco Alfani
11, via Nepi - 00191 – Rome, Italy
mobile: +39328 3548053

Nationality: Italian Date of birth: 20-07-1981


Mar. ’12 – Assilea – Associazione Italiana Leasing –Rome, Italy. Consultant.
cooperating with the economics, statistics and prudential supervision department within the Italian Association of Leasing companies.
- Data mining and development of financial and economic indexes:
leasing Annual Report 2011-2015; Credit Risk benchmarking for the members of the Association 2012, 2013 and 2014 (this includes analysis of PD and LGD for leasing exposures); accounting and financial benchmarking for the members of the Association 2014 and 2015.
- monitoring, advising and reporting on EU and international initiatives (incl. EC, EBA, BCBS, FSB, ECB) in the field of prudential supervision that may impact on the activities of leasing companies. This includes: drafting and delivery of position papers, reports and briefings; monitoring and taking part in relevant Italian and European institution work streams; Carrying out surveys and comparative analyses on prudential issues and presenting findings thereof to members of the Association).

May. ’10 – Nov. ’10 Il Tempo s.r.l. – società editrice –Rome, Italy. Intern
National news: cooperated with the economic desk, wrote articles for business columns, cooperated with editing desk.

Apr. '09 – Jun. ‘09 University of Rome “La Sapienza”– New York. Scholar.
Cooperated with Stefano Galiani, former Executive Director - Senior Credit Derivatives Trader (Bespoke Tranche Trader for Investment Grade and High Yield Corporate Credit Portfolios) at Morgan Stanley & Co. Investment bank, New York, in order to submit the final dissertation for the Master degree in Financial Analysis.

May. '08 – Nov. ‘08 Confindustria – Association of Italian industries - HR, management and brand area - Rome, Italy. Intern.
Teamwork development of the InGioCo project (managing postgraduate internship in the Association/Companies associated);
Teamwork redefinition of the organizational chart of the association, particularly focusing on the relationships and relative ranks of its parts and positions/jobs;
Teamwork realization of the SMEs’ managerial skills development Project sponsored by Interprofessional Funds.


Oct. ’16 – University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Faculty of Economics. Ph.D. candidate in Economics – Doctoral School of Economics.
(main courses: Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics, Math, Microeconometrics, Econometrics, Game Theory).

Feb. ’11 – Dec. ‘11 University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. Faculty of Economics. - Center for Economic and International Studies (CEIS).
Postgraduate in Economic Regulation and Competition.
(main courses: Economics of Regulation, Economics of Competition, Competition Law, Applied Competition Policy ,Quantitative Techniques for Regulation and Competition, Sectoral Regulation and Competition).

Oct. '07 – Jul. ‘09 University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Faculty of Economics.
Master’s Degree, Economics – Financial Analysis, received summa cum laude (main courses: Quantitative finance, Time Series Analysis, Italian and European Banking Law, Advanced Monetary Economics, Computational environments for finance and insurance, International Tax Law).

Sep. '04 - Oct. '07 University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Faculty of Economics.
Bachelor of Arts, Economics, received summa cum laude
(main courses: Accounting, Mathematics for Finance, Monetary Economics, Political Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Commercial Law, Private Law).

Language skills

May '09 – Jun. ‘09 Columbia University in the city of New York. School of continuing education - American Language Program. Summer part time English course, level 8b (achieved).

English: Obtained an IELTS overall score of 7.5 at British Council, Rome, Italy, March 6th 2010.

French: Attestation de niveau A2 par l’Alliance Francaise Paris Ile-de-France, Paris, France, August 14th 2018.

Computer skills

Operating Systems
Windows XP - 7
MacOS 10.12 Microsoft Office (advanced);
VBA (intermediate);
Main statistical and econometric software packages - R, eViews (intermediate)

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