Research Economist - Stress Testing Strategy Division
Caterina holds a PhD in financial economics from Imperial College London, an MSc in economics and quantitative finance from LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome and a BSc in mathematics from the University of Perugia in Italy. During her PhD she has mainly worked on dynamic contract theory, and its applications to corporate finance, executive compensation and prudential regulation. This latter research interest prompted her to pursue a career in central banking. In the last year of her PhD she has worked as a PhD intern in the Financial Stability Surveillance division of the ECB and in the Prudential Policy division of the Bank of England. Afterwards, in June 2016, Caterina undertook her current position as a research economist in the Stress Testing Strategy division of the Bank. Her current research interests include micro and macroprudential policies, and feedback and amplification mechanisms, in particular fire sales.