My main research interests lie in the fields of financial constraints 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 existence of a banking channel affecting firms' behaviors during the financial and sovereign-debt crises.

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