My main research interests lie in the fields of financial constraints, banking, and their impact on firms’ growth strategies (investment, hiring decisions, R&D activity, innovation, internationalization, etc). I am currently examining the effects of banks' financial market volatility on the real decisions of their client companies. My future research plans are to provide further evidence on the relationship among expectations, rollover-risk, and bank-debt issuance  during the financial and sovereign-debt crises.


Applied economics, financial constraints, banking, financial and sovereign-debt crises, financial volatility, investment, R&D, innovation, internationalization, global value chains, productivity, industrial and regional studies.