Giovanni Cocco

Giovanni Cocco

E building E2-30

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50

3062 PA Rotterdam



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Please, call me Gio!

I am a PostDoc Researcher at the Erasmus School of Economics.

My research interests lie at the intersections of contract theory, corporate finance, market microstructure, and Private equity investment. In particular, I try to understand how manager incentives translate into market prices and the motivations behind the rise of short-term-oriented corporate policies.  

I hold a Ph.D. in Finance from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.  I received a B.S. in Economics from Napoli University, an M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance from Bocconi University, and a Master in Economics and Finance (MEF) from Napoli School of Economics. I also participated in an exchange program with ULB Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Belgium) and with the Rotterdam School of Management (The Netherlands).

I served as Senior Associate for the Quantitative Research Group at Ares Management Corporation. Before joining Ares Management Secondary Quantitative Research Group, I served Landmark Partners, an Ares Company, in the role of Quant Research Senior Associate. Prior to my Ph.D., I worked in the Asset Management team of Axis Realty Partners, a Real Estate Investment company headquartered in Miami Beach, as an Adjunct Lecturer in Microeconomics and Mathematics at Naples School of Economics and I contributed as a Research Assistant on several projects in Health Economics at CSEF

Outside of research, my passions include traveling, art, photography, and design. I spend my free time playing guitar and listening to music, drawing, and reading, as well as trying new food and exploring new places.