Andrea Carosi

Andrea Carosi

Adjunct Professor of International Economics

SAIS Europe


  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance and Financial Markets
  • International Finance
  • French
  • Italian

Background and Education

Professor Carosi is Associate Professor of Corporate Finance at the University of Sassari. Prior to his appointment at the University of Sassari he held the positons of Adjunct Professor of Corporate Finance, University of Bologna (2011-2016); Associate Lecturer, Westminster Business School (2008-2009); Post-doc Research Fellow in Corporate Finance, University of Bologna (2008-2011). He earned his PhD in Finance, Catholic University of Milan (2008) and was an Exchange Ph.D. Student in Finance, Krannert School of Management Purdue University (2006). He received his MA in Political Economy, University of Bologna (2004).

"Retirement Saving in the UK: a Life-Cycle Analysis," in Studies in Economics and Finance (2018); "Family Firm Local Involvement and the Local Home Bias Phenomenon," in Long Range Planning (2017); "Do Local Causations Matter? The Effect of Firm Location on the Relations of ROE, R&D, and Firm Size with Market-to-Book," in Journal of Corporate Finance (2016); "Does the Earnings Quality Matter? Evidence from a Quasi-Experimental Setting," in Finance Research Letter (2016); "Local IPOs, Local Delistings, and the Firm Location Premium," in Journal of Banking and Finance (2015).

2018-06-27 00:00:00 
Fall 2018 
This course is ...
This course is a graduate level introductory level course in finance. It serves two purposes. First it is an introduction to corporate finance and provides a framework for understanding and analyzing investment and financial decisions of corporations. Second, it introduces topics in the investments area of finance that are important for the understanding of how prices are set and markets behave. Lectures, readings and problem sets/cases will provide an introduction to simple accounting concepts and financial statement analysis, present value techniques, risk and return trade offs, portfolio theory, capital budgeting, financial market efficiency, capital structure decisions, corporate cost of capital issues, financial planning, option theory, and risk management. The focus of the course is on fundamental principles and quantitative tools of finance, so the approach of the course is rigorous and analytical. The goal is to provide students with a solid conceptual understanding of the basic ideas of modern financial theory as well as the quantitative tools necessary to participate in the modern financial world. (Cross listed International Economics/International Development)
Prerequisite: Microeconomics