"I really enjoy the multinational working and research environment with highly qualified and open-minded fellow students from all over the world." Behnaz Gholami, CDSB


Mattia Colombo

Mattia Colombo

Mattia Colombo was born on October 9, 1990 in Milan, Italy. He holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of Milan-Bicocca, where he graduated top of his class (Summa cum Laude). During his studies he spent one semester at the University of Vaasa (Finland) and three months at the University of Heidelberg, where he wrote his Master's thesis under the supervision of Pr. Dr. Christian Conrad. Moreover, he worked one year as research assistant in the Financial Research division of the European Central Bank, focusing on the relationship between financial stress and the macroeconomy.

Research Interests

  • Banking
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Asset Pricing

Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS

My career goal is to acquire a PhD and pursue my research in academia. The University of Mannheim has a distinguished Finance faculty and its Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) offers a very broad spectrum of courses and seminars.