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Buffa, Andrea

Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • Andrea‚Äôs research interests include asset pricing with frictions, financial institutions, contract theory, and information economics. His work on the impact of asset management contracts on asset prices has been published in the Journal of Political Economy and has received the attention of The Economist, the Financial Times, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Other articles have been published in the Journal of Financial Economics and Review of Finance. Andrea is the recipient of the 2013 Best Young Researcher Award by the Multinational Finance Society, and of the 2015 SFS Cavalcade Award for the Best Paper in Asset Pricing by the Society for Financial Studies. Andrea has been awarded a LTI Senior Fellowship by the Collegio Carlo Alberto.


  • Asset Management Industry, Financial Institutions, Asset Markets, Compensation Contracts



courses taught

  • FNCE 3010 - Corporate Finance
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Covers the theory and practices governing the management of capital in a business firm. Examines the determinants of capital requirements, methods of obtaining capital, problems of internal financial management and methods of financial analysis.
  • FNCE 4040 - Derivative Securities
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Develops the modern theory of contingent claims in a mathematical framework oriented toward applications. Examines how to use derivatives for risk management and to tailor portfolio payoffs. Provides an in-depth analysis of the properties of options.
  • FNCE 7020 - Financial Economics and Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Studies both theoretical models at the intersection of information economics and finance, as well as natural language processing techniques, focused on financial and accounting documents.


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