Francesco D'Acunto

Assistant Professor of Finance at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, James A. Clark Chair and Associate Professor of Finance at Georgetown University

Francesco D’Acunto is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Carroll School of Management, Boston College, and a Junior Faculty Fellow of the Kauffman Foundation. He obtained a Phd in Finance at the University of California, Berkeley and a MSc. in Economics and Business Law from Tor Vergata University (Rome). His fields of interest are cultural finance, behavioral economics, FinTech, and entrepreneurship. His work focuses on understanding the cultural and cognitive drivers of biased beliefs and choice, as well as studying the private interventions (robo-advising) and public interventions (fiscal and monetary policy communication) that can correct households' biased beliefs and suboptimal choices. His work has been published in top outlets such as the Review of Economic Studies, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics and covered by top internetional media outlets such as The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Daily Mail, Globe and Mail, Handlesblatt, Die Welt, La Stampa, Haaretz, Kommersant, and CNN business.