Simone Lenzu

Simone Lenzu

Joined Stern 2018

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 9-54
New York, NY 10012

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Simone Lenzu is Assistant Professor of Finance. He received his BS and MS in Finance and Economics from Bocconi University in Milan and his MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Professor Lenzu’s research interests lie at the intersection between corporate finance, industrial organization and banking. His interests include real effects of credit market frictions, resource allocation and productivity. Two recent papers look at the economic costs of the recent European sovereign crisis terms of reduction of capital investments and employment by firms, and estimate the aggregate losses due to a suboptimal allocation of resources across producers.

Research Interests

  • Corporate finance
  • Industrial organization and productivity
  • Banking

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Finance

Academic Background

Ph.D., Economics
University of Chicago

M.A., Economics
University of Chicago

M.S., Economics
Bocconi University

B.S., Finance
Bocconi University

Areas of Expertise


  • Industrial Organization
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics


  • Corporate Finance
  • Credit Risk/Default Risk
  • Financial Intermediation