Francesco Mazzola

Francesco Mazzola

PhD Candidate
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Francesco Mazzola is a PhD Candidate at Rotterdam School of Management, Department of Finance. Under the supervision of Prof. Wolf Wagner and Dr. Dion Bongaerts, Francesco is working on research that covers banking theory, financial regulation, and financial intermediation mechanisms.

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Professional experience

PhD Candidate

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Finance


Scholarly Publications

  • D.G.J. Bongaerts, F. Mazzola & W.B. Wagner (2021). Closed For Business: the mortality impact of business closures during the Covid-19 pandemic. PLoS One (online), 16 (5). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0251373


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Corporate Finance

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BM02FI
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master


  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BT1210
  • Level: Bachelor 1, Bachelor 1

Past courses

FI master thesis

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BMMTFI
  • ECTS: 16

Research Training & Bachelor Thesis

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BAD10
  • ECTS: 12 Level: Bachelor 3, Pre-master, Pre-master, Pre-master Business Administration (English Language), Pre-master Business Administration (English Language)