Massimiliano Barbi is a Professor of Corporate Finance at the Department of Management, University of Bologna. He received a BA (with distinction) in Financial Economics (2003) from the University of Bologna, an MA (with distinction) in Finance (2005) also from the University of Bologna, and a PhD in Banking and Finance (2009) from the Catholic University of Milan, with a dissertation on equity warrant pricing, awarded as the Department best PhD thesis of the year. He was visiting PhD candidate at Birkbeck, University of London (2006-2007), and Associate Lecturer of Risk Management at the Leeds University Business School (2010). His research interests are in the fields of risk management and financial derivatives, corporate governance and valuation, entrepreneurial finance, and household finance. He has been teaching several introductory and intermediate corporate finance, corporate valuation, and risk management courses. He also has experience in graduate, MBA, and PhD-level courses on the same topics. In addition to teaching, he also collaborated as an expert consultant in the area of corporate valuation.