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ePortfolio of Simone Traini

Research Interest

Market-based research in Accounting. Areas of expertise:

  • Ownership structures;
  • Corporate governance;
  • Corporate Taxation;
  • Geographic Segment Disclosure.

Research methods:

  • Quantitative analysis.


"I examine the effect of institutional investors on corporate policies exploiting the exogenous variation of instrumental variables and quasi-experimental settings; such as changes in financial and tax regulation and inclusion in stock market indexes. I lead my analyses at both firm- and country-level to increase understanding of the role played by institutional investors around the world."

Working Papers

Foreign Institutional Ownership and Corporate Tax Planning, with Georgios Voulgaris (WBS) and April Klein (NYU)

The Effect of Indexed Institutional Investors on Geographic Segment Disclosure, with Georgios Voulgaris (WBS)


Business Analysis & Valuation (MSc - Business - Accounting & Finance)

  • Ph. D. (full-time current-2019): Accounting

University of Warwick, Warwick Business School (UK)

  • MSc (full-time 2014-2015): Economics

University of Bath, Department of Economics (UK)

  • MSc (full-time 2011-2013): Economics and Business Management – Accounting major

LUISS Guido Carli University, Faculty of Business and Management (Italy)

  • BSc (full-time 2008-2011): Economics and Business Administration – Accounting major

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Faculty of Economics G. Fuà (Italy).

  • ESRC full-time studentship:
“27 postgraduate studentships are awarded annually from a large number of outstanding applicants.”
(Warwick ESRC Doctoral Training Centre – University of Warwick, 2016)

  • Studentship enhancement for research in Economics and Advanced Quantitative Analysis:

“The ESRC has identified two disciplines/fields that experience specific challenges in attracting and retaining high-quality students. These are Economics and Advanced Quantitative Methods.

(ESRC Postgraduate Funding Guide, 2015, p.19)

  • Chancellor’s awards:

“Each year Warwick awards around 25 Chancellor's Scholarships to the best international applicants from amongst those who have been accepted for doctoral study at the University of Warwick. (…) The awards are made strictly on the basis of academic merit, taking account of the previous academic record, and relevant extracurricular achievements but without regard to financial means”.

(University of Warwick – Chancellor’s Scholarship, 2015)


Simone Traini

Accounting Group

Warwick Business School

Scarman Road