Filippo Mezzanotti

Filippo Mezzanotti is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. His research interests include empirical corporate finance, banking, and entrepreneurship. Read more→

  • Title Filippo Mezzanotti is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. His research interests include empirical corporate finance, banking, and entrepreneurship. Read more→

Filippo Mezzanotti is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. His research interests are in empirical corporate finance, banking and entrepreneurship. His current projects cover a variety of topics. In one strand of his work, he has examined how financial frictions affect real economic activity.  For instance, he has shown how the economic costs of large credit shock may be concentrated in small businesses, even when these firms are not targeted by the credit contraction. He has also shown how private equity investors had a positive impact on the way their portfolio companies have weathered the recent financial crisis. In another strand of his work, he has been interested the importance of innovation policy in the economy, and has analyzed how the risk of patent litigation can have a detrimental effect on US corporate innovation.

Filippo joined the Finance Department at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management in August 2016 as a Donald P. Jacobs Scholar. Filippo grew up in Italy and he received a B.A. and a M.Sc. in Economics from Bocconi University. After moving to the US, he obtained a MA and Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University.

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