Paola Bongini, PhD, is Full Professor of Banking and Finance at the Department of Business and Law, University of Milano- Bicocca. She leads the BSc and MSc in Banking, Economics and Finance and is a member of the University Research
Quality Committee. Her research interests include banking systems and financial regulation, financial institutions and financial literacy. She is the author of numerous books and articles on the subject. Her works have been published in Journal of Banking and Finance, Sustainability, Economic Notes, International Journal of Business and Social Science, and Journal of Financial Management, Market and Institutions, among others. She has been involved in several national and international research projects and in relevant outreach activities both in the financial and nonprofit sector. Paola earned an MSc in Banking and Finance from the Catholic University of Milan, an MSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Warwick, and a Ph.D. in Financial Markets and Institutions from the University of Bergamo, Italy.