Massimo Guidolin holds a Ph.D. from University of California, San Diego (year 2000). His curriculum lists employment positions with the University of Virginia as an assistant professor in financial economics, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis at first as a senior economist and then as an Assistant Vice-President (Financial Markets), and the Accounting and Finance department of Manchester Business School as a chaired full professor in Finance. Massimo has also taught courses or held short-term positions at a variety of institutions around the world, such as Collegio Carlo Alberto (University of Turin), Olin Business School (Washington University in St. Louis), the Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare (CERP, University of Turin), and Universite' de Montreal in Canada. His teaching has spanned asset management, asset pricing theory, empirical finance, derivative pricing, and of course, econometrics both the undergraduate and graduate (MSc. and doctoral) levels. Massimo has published in top economics, econometrics, and finance outlets such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Econometrics, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Economic Journal. He serves on the editorial board of a number of journals, among them the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (Elsevier Press), the Journal of Financial Econometrics (Oxford University Press), and the International Journal of Forecasting (Elsevier). Between 2013 and 2019 Massimo has been directing Bocconi's FT-ranked (8th) MSc. in Finance. His research spans a number of topics, going from applied asset management, non-linear time series models in finance and macroeconomics, and methods and models in forecasting.