Flavia Cortelezzi is Associate Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Law, Economics and Culture, at Insubria University Como (Italy) and Deputy Director of the Research Center “Religions, Rights and Economies in the Mediterranean Space” (REDESM) at the same university. Besides Insubria University, she is currently teaching at the Catholic University of Milan. 

After receiving a Laurea Degree summa cum laude in Economics at the Catholic University of Milan she received a Master of Arts in Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain la Neuve and Ph.D degree in Economics from the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna. During her PhD, she had been MPhil research student at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)  

She is currently leading international projects, such as the economic area of PRIMED 

Her  research  interests  relate  to  the  theory  of  the  firm,  focusing  on  such  topics  as  

innovation, investments, financial decisions, capital structure and strategies of firms in local economic systems. Actually, she is looking at these topics in Mediterranean areas. She has a broad range of publications both in national  and international  journals.  She is the editor  of  several  international  books.   

In 2021 she has been positively evaluated to serve as Full Professor.