PSE Job Market Candidate attending the 2018 ASSA Meetings
Paris School of Economics / Ehess
Campus Jourdan – 48, boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris
Bâtiment PSE, 4e étage, bureau 49
- Économie financière
- Histoire des institutions et marchés monétaires et financiers
- Risques, marchés financiers et assurance
Stefano Ungaro est sur le marché du travail
Stefano Ungaro est aux journées ASSA 2018
Directeur de thèse : HAUTCOEUR Pierre-Cyrille
Année académique d'inscription : 2012/2013
Titre de la thèse : The relationship between money and financial markets in France: 1880-1914
Année de la soutenance de thèse : 2017/2018
Date de la soutenance de thèse : 30 mai 2018
I am an economist specialized in quantitative financial and monetary history.
I hold a M.Sc. from Paris School of Economics and a M.Sc. from Bocconi University.
I will defend my PhD thesis at Paris School of Economics in May 2018 (supervisor: Pierre-Cyrille Hautcoeur).
My main theme of interest is credit. I therefore study the multiple interactions among money, the financial instruments that substitute money, and the financial institutions that provide money.
My research can be declined in three branches:
- My PhD thesis is dedicated to the interactions between money and financial markets in France in the period between 1880 and 1914. In particular, I study in detail the functioning of the markets for collateralized borrowing. There were two main types of borrowing against securities in France: advances on securities, granted by the central bank and the banking sector, and reports or repos, happening inside the stock exchange. In my thesis I study both markets, and the plurality of actors and institutions that interacted in this setting. I study both the long run evolution of these instruments, and some moments of freeze in the money market.
- A new project on which I am currently working on deals with the banking crisis of the 1930s in France. This is a joint project with Angelo Riva (PSE and EBS), Eric Monnet (Bank of France, PSE and CEPR), and Patrice Baubeau (University Paris 10 Nanterre). We constructed a new database of banks’ balance sheets during the interwar period, and we are currently studying the 1930s crisis in France from an original and quantitative point of view.
- Since 2011, I work in projects of data collection and database building. High-quality historical financial data are essential to both economists and historians. To financial economists, because long-run high-quality data allow to test both theories and policies. To economic historians, because quality of historical research is strictly dependent on quality of historical data. I have two publications summarizing the work I have done together with my colleagues in building DFIH, a historical financial database collecting high-quality data on Paris Stock Exchange stocks, bonds and issuers from 1795 to 1976. See my CV for details.
Last but not least, I teach and I love to do so. This year I am a teaching and research fellow (ATER) at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. During the fall semester, I was TA for the Monetary and Financial Economics course (Pr. Jézabel Couppey-Soubeyran). During the spring semester, I am TA for the International Monetary Relations course (Pr. Agnès Bénassy-Quéré).
In the past I was an adjunct professor at European Business School in Paris, where I taught Financial Regulations in English and in French to fourth-year students from 2015 to 2017.
Before that, I worked as a TA at Sciences Po Paris.