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Adriano A. Rampini

William and Sue Gross Professor of Financial Economics
of Finance and Economics
Ph.D., University of Chicago


Working Papers

Risk management in financial institutions, with S. Viswanathan and Guillaume Vuillemey, revise and resubmit. [Paper] [Slides]

Financing insurance, with S. Viswanathan. [Previously titled: Household risk management.] [Paper] [NBER WP 22293] [Slides]

Renting for development, with Robert M. Townsend. [Work in progress]


Financing durable assets, American Economic Review 109 (2019) 664-701. [Paper] [Published Article] [NBER WP 22324] [Video of Presentation] [Slides]

Financial intermediary capital, with S. Viswanathan, Review of Economic Studies 86 (2019) 413-455. [Paper] [Published Article] [NBER WP 23302] [Slides]

Dynamic risk management, with Amir Sufi and S. Viswanathan, Journal of Financial Economics 111 (2014) 271-296. [Paper] [Published Article] [Video of Presentation] [Slides] [Lead article.]

Collateral and capital structure, with S. Viswanathan, Journal of Financial Economics 109 (2013) 466-492. [Paper] [Published Article] [Slides]

Collateral, risk management, and the distribution of debt capacity, with S. Viswanathan, Journal of Finance 65 (2010) 2293-2322. [Paper] [Published Article] [Slides]

Leasing, ability to repossess, and debt capacity, with Andrea L. Eisfeldt, Review of Financial Studies 22 (2009) 1621-1657. [Paper] [Published Article]

Managerial hedging and portfolio monitoring, with Alberto Bisin and Piero Gottardi, Journal of the European Economic Association 6 (2008) 158-209. [Paper] [Published Article]

Managerial incentives, capital reallocation, and the business cycle, with Andrea L. Eisfeldt, Journal of Financial Economics 87 (2008) 177-199. [Paper] [Published Article] [Jensen Prize for Corporate Finance and Organizations 2008 Second Prize.]

New or used? Investment with credit constraints, with Andrea L. Eisfeldt, Journal of Monetary Economics 54 (2007) 2656-2681. [Paper] [Appendix] [Published Article]

Markets as beneficial constraints on the government, with Alberto Bisin, Journal of Public Economics 90 (2006) 601-629. [Paper] [Published Article]

Capital reallocation and liquidity, with Andrea L. Eisfeldt, Journal of Monetary Economics 53 (2006) 369-399. [Paper] [Published Article] [Lead article.]

Exclusive contracts and the institution of bankruptcy, with Alberto Bisin, Economic Theory 27 (2006) 277-304. [Paper] [Published Article] [Lead article.]

Default and aggregate income, Journal of Economic Theory 122 (2005) 225-253. [Paper] [Published Article]

Entrepreneurial activity, risk, and the business cycle, Journal of Monetary Economics 51 (2004) 555-573. [Paper] [Published Article] [Reprinted in: Simon C. Parker, ed. (2011): Entrepreneurship in Recession, The International Library of Entrepreneurship Series 20 (Edward Elgar, Williston, VT).]

Published Discussion

Discussion of "From search to match: When loan contracts are too long," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 43 Supplement (2011) 413-417. [Paper] [Published Discussion]

Lecture Notes

Graduate lecture notes, FTG Summer School 2017. [Lecture Syllabus] [Lecture Notes on Collateral and Intermediation in Equilibrium] [Video of Lecture]

Graduate lecture notes, FTG Summer School 2015. [Lecture Syllabus] [Lecture Notes on Dynamic Collateralized Finance] [Video of Lecture]

Undergraduate lecture notes, Econ 1760, Harvard University. [Lecture Notes on Collateral and Rental Markets], [Lecture Notes on Risk Management].

Other Working Papers and Work in Progress

Financing shortfalls and the value of aggregate liquidity, with Andrea L. Eisfeldt. [Paper]

A government failure theory of government, with Alberto Bisin.

A Mirrleesian theory of Ramsey taxation, with Alberto Bisin.

Selected Professional Service

Associate Editor, Journal of Finance, 2018-present.

President, Foundation for Advancement of Research in Financial Economics, 2018-present, and Director, 2016-present.

President, Finance Theory Group, 2013-2014, and Board Member, 2011-2014.

Director, Western Finance Association, 2013-2016.

Organizer, NBER Corporate Finance Program Meeting, Spring 2017, Chicago, IL (with Martin Oehmke, LSE).

Organizer, CEPR European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets Corporate Finance Week, 2012 & 2013, Gerzensee, Switzerland.