Mariassunta Giannetti is the Katarina Martinson Professor of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics, a CEPR research fellow, and a research associate of the ECGI. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed her B.A. and M.Sc. at Bocconi University (Italy). Professor Giannetti has broad research interests in corporate finance and financial intermediation. She has published highly-cited research in leading journals in Finance, Economics, and Management. She has been honored with a number of prestigious international awards including the Journal of Financial Intermediation best paper award, the ECB Lamfalussy Research Fellowship, and the ECB Duisenberg Fellowship. Professor Giannetti has been serving as associate editor of several journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and many more. She is also an advisory board member of the Academic Female Finance Committee (AFFECT) of the American Finance Association and a frequent visitor and advisor to central banks around the world.