Massimiliano Barbi is an Associate Professor of Corporate Finance at the Department of Management, University of Bologna. He received a BA in Financial Economics (2003) from the University of Bologna, a master 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 the 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 corporate finance, risk management and derivatives, corporate valuation and governance, entrepreneurial finance, and household finance. His studies have been published in finance journals such as the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the European Journal of Finance, Quantitative Finance, and the Journal of Futures Markets. 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.