Giovanni Cocco

Giovanni Cocco

McColl 5251, 300 Kenan Center Drive

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490


☎︎ +1 (919) 579-4848

Please, call me Gio!

I hold a Ph.D. in Finance from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

My research interests lie at the intersections of contract theory, corporate finance, and market microstructure. 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 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).

Before joining the Kenan-Flager Ph.D. program, I worked in the Asset Management team of Axis Realty Partners, a Real Estate Investment company headquartered in Miami Beach.

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.