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Vito Gala

BA (Bocconi) PhD (Chicago)
Assistant Professor of Finance

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Issues related to asset pricing and investments. In his recent work he relates the properties of corporate investments to the performance of stock returns


“Government Spending, Political Cycles and the Cross Section of Stock Returns”, Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming; “Cash Flow Risk, Discounting Risk, and the Equity Premium Puzzle: Comment”, Handbook of the Equity Risk Premium, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2008; “Information Induced Liquidity Crises” (working paper, 2011); “Convergence in Corporate Investments” (working paper, 2010); “Investment and Returns” (PhD Dissertation, 2006).

Research interest

Theoretical and empirical asset pricing; investment strategies; corporate investments; information theory.

Other activities

Referee: Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics


University of Chicago, Booth School of Business; Financial Institution Group, Credit Suisse First Boston; Bain & Company.

Contact Details

Email: vgala@london.edu

tel: +44 (0)20 7000 8262
fax: +44 (0)20 7000 7001

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