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Adriano A. Rampini

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


Working Papers

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

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

Financing durable assets. [Paper] [NBER WP 22324] [Slides]

Household risk management, with S. Viswanathan. [Paper] [NBER WP 22293] [Slides]

Financial intermediary capital, with S. Viswanathan, revise and resubmit. [Paper] [Slides]

Lecture Notes

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].


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

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. Lead article. [Paper] [Published Article]

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

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, Management Science, 2009-present.

Director, Western Finance Association, 2013-2016.

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

Organizer, CEPR European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets Corporate Finance Week, 2013 & 2014, 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).