Pierluigi Balduzzi holds an undergraduate degree in Economics (DES) from Bocconi University, Milan, and a Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA. Prior to joining Boston College, he was Assistant Professor of Finance at NYU-Stern. His main area of research is empirical asset pricing. His research appears in leading Finance and Economics journals, such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and American Economic Review. From 2006 until 2017, he served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. His professional experiences include an internship at the International Monetary Fund, consulting for the Social Security Administration, executive teaching at Credit Suisse-First Boston, and serving on the board of advisors of Polaris Investments. His research has been presented at leading academic conferences, such as the American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, European Finance Association, and the NBER Summer Institute, as well as non-academic institutions, such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and the European Central Bank.