Pietro holds a Ph.D. in Economics (with a specialization in Accounting) from the University of Padova, and a M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Bologna.
After graduation, he spent three years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.
His research interests focus on the economic consequences of disclosure and financial regulation and the role of accounting information in debt contracting, as well as corporate governance and international accounting.