Experiences from past editions
Francesco Paolo Conteduca - XVI MEF
"My personal experience in the MEF XVI Edition was really positive." I had the opportunity to face increasing challenges day by day and to acquire a set of theoretical
and technical skills, constituting a fundamental ingredient in my store of knowledge. But MEF is not all about studying and taking exams, it gave me the chance to make friends in a multicultural environment with people sharing my same interests. Now that I have started a PhD programme at the University of Mannheim (Germany) all
I have learnt during that experience is proving very helpful for my career.
Giuseppe Cascarino - XVI MEF
After attending the MEF, he obtained a Master of Research in Economics at the University College of London. After a traineeship at the European Investment Fund
(EIF) and at European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) he served as Financial Stability Expert at the European Central Bank. Now he is expert at the Bank of Italy –
Eurosystem (DG Economics and Statistics - Financial Stability Directorate).
Jan Bicanic - XV MEF
After a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics at the Boston University, he continued his study in Naples, attending the XV MEF. Then, he worked at the Management
Consulting Department of KPMG Croatia for 4 years. Actually he is Project Manager at Hrvatski Telekom, Business Development and Innovation Centre.
Giuseppe De Marco - X MEF
Assistant Professor in Mathematics for Economics and Finance at the University of Naples Parthenope.
He received the Ph.D. in Mathematics for Economics and Finance, the Master in Economics and Finance and the Degree in Mathematics at the University of Naples
Federico II. He has taught courses in mathematics for economics and finance, financial mathematics and game theory. His research focuses on game theory and
Marco Sorge - X MEF
Assistant Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Naples Federico II, affiliate Professor at the University of Göttingen and Reserach Fellow of CSEF.
After the MEF, he received the Ph.D. in Public Economics at the University of Salerno (Italy) and the Ph.D. in Quantitative Economics at Bonn Graduate School
of Economics. His reaserch focuses on Computational economics, Dynamic macroeconomics and Political economy.
Giovanni Walter Puopolo - VIII MEF
Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Naples Federico II. After the MEF, he received a Ph.D. in Finance at the Universty of Lausanne and Swiss
Finance Institute and a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Naples Federico II. Professor of Finance at the Bocconi University from 2010 up to 2015. His
research activity focuses on investment-nased asset pricing and portfolio theory with transaction costs.
Angelo Esposito - VIII MEF
He is Head of Portfolio Management at Dir.ne Crediti Speciali - BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas. After the MEF, he started his professional Career in the banking sector,
working for two years at Unicredit spa and then moving to BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas where he served also as Portfolio Risk Manager and Credit Impairment referent.
Giuliano Palumbo - VII MEF
After the MEF I continued my study with a PhD in Advanced Econometrics at Bocconi University. I worked in the Research & Strategy office at Pioneer Investments
(Unicredit Group), where I dealt with the analysis of the asset management industry. I have also done research on issues like the investors’ behavior and the efficiency
of financial portfolios. Now I am Fixed Income Portfolio Strategist at Euromobiliare Asset Management SGR.
Roberto Mosca - VII MEF
After the Master, I continued my studies with a PhD at the University of Naples “Parthenope” and spent a period of research at the Kelley School of Business of Indiana University. Now I work for the Bank of Italy as a co-auditor and I am developing a research project with members of the faculty of the Kelley School.
Salvatore Piccolo - IV MEF
After attending the MEF, I obtained a Masters in Mathematical Economics from the University of Toulouse in 2001 and then a PhD in Economics at Northwestern University, in the US. In 2005 I became Assistant Professor in the Economics department of the University of Salerno. In 2008 I moved to the Department of Economics at the University of Naples Federico II. I am now Fulll Professor of Economics at the University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan).
Maria Grazia Romano - IV MEF
I attended the MEF in 1999-2000. After that, I obtained the Master in Marchés et Intermédiaires Financiers from the University of Toulouse, and in 2005 the PhD in Mathematics for Economic Analysis and Finance from the University of Naples “Federico II”. Since 2004 I have been a Research Fellow at the Centre for Studies in
Economics and Finance (CSEF). Since 2008 I am Assistant Professor in the Economics department of the University of Salerno. My relationship with the MEF continued during the years, as I have taught classes in asset pricing and corporate finance courses.
Carlo Altavilla - III MEF
He is Adviser for the Directorate Monetary Policy at the European Central Bank, where he served also as Economist and Researcher. After the MEF he received
the Ph.D. in Economics at the “Catholic University of Leuven” (Belgium) and the Ph.D. in Public Economics at the “University of Salerno”. He was Associate
Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Naples “Parthenope” up to 2012. His research interests are: Monetary Economics, International finance, Labour,
Giovanna della Palma - I MEF
After the Mef , she worked in several companies covering highly responsible positions: Financial Statement Expert for Enel, Senior Controller for Fastweb Spa,
Management Consultant and Head Hunter for Sin&rgetica. Now she is Head of Management Control, Head of Procurement for Sara Assicurazioni Spa and Board
Member & Director at ReValuta S.p.A. (Tecnoinvestimenti Group).
Alessandra Losito - I MEF
During my year at MEF I had the opportunity to strengthen my background in Economics and Finance so that I could successfully attend a course on derivates at the London School of Economics in 2001 and to complete the CFA Program in 2002. After a short experience in auditing, I started working for the Borsa Italiana SpA as a business analyst in the derivates division. Then, in 2000, I joined Citigroup to work as a private banker in Milan and in 2003 in Rome. Finally, since 2005, I have been working at Pictet & C. SIM SpA as a private banker and responsible for the Rome office.