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Adriano A. Rampini

John D. Forsyth Professor of Finance and Economics
Ph.D., University of Chicago


Working Papers

Financial intermediary capital, with S. Viswanathan. [Paper]

Household risk management, with S. Viswanathan. [Paper]

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


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

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

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

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

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

Managerial incentives, capital reallocation, and the business cycle, with Andrea L. Eisfeldt, Journal of Financial Economics 87 (2008) 177–199. [Paper] [Published Article via ScienceDirect] [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 via ScienceDirect]

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

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

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

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

Entrepreneurial activity, risk, and the business cycle, Journal of Monetary Economics 51 (2004) 555–573. [Paper] [Published Article via ScienceDirect] [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 via Wiley Online]

Work in Progress

A government failure theory of government, with Alberto Bisin.

A Mirrleesian theory of Ramsey taxation, with Alberto Bisin.

Current Professional Service

Associate Editor, Management Science.

Director, Western Finance Association.

Past President, Finance Theory Group.

Past Organizer, CEPR European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets Corporate Finance Week in Gerzensee, Switzerland: 2013 Program with focus sessions on "Shareholder Activism" organized by Patrick Bolton (Columbia University) and on "Information and Organizational Design" organized by Amit Seru (University of Chicago); 2012 Program with focus sessions on "Dynamic Agency Models of Firm Financing" organized by Peter DeMarzo (Stanford University) and on "Banking and Government Policy" organized by Daniel Paravisini (LSE).