Giovanna Nicodano is Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Torino, Research Fellow at Collegio Carlo Alberto and Netspar (the Netherlands) and research associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (Belgium).

Her research deals with corporate finance, asset pricing and portfolio choice, and has been published in the Journal of Finance, Annals of Finance, Review of Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, European Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.

A recipient of the European Investment Bank Prize, she obtained her Ph.D. in Economics 1990 from Princeton University after beginning her career as assistant professor at Università Bocconi in 1988. In Torino she co-founded the Centre for Research on Pension (CeRP), where she initiated a research project on "Asset Classes for Long Run Investors". She currently chairs the Two-Year Masters in Economics and Finance of the Faculty of Economics, after serving as scientific director of the postgraduate Masters Program in Finance.

She was national coordinator of projects sponsored by the EU Commission and the European Science Foundation. She has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics, CEMFI Madrid, and the Universities of Amsterdam, Freiburg and Haifa.