Valeria Miceli is Lecturer in Economics at Università Cattolica, Milan, where she teaches Economics of Financial Markets. She is a Member of the scientific committee at CRANEC (Research Center in Economic Analysis and International Development) - Università Cattolica. She graduated at Bocconi University and she got her PhD from Università Cattolica. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK (2011-2012). Before starting the academic career, she worked as senior consultant (1998-2004) in the field of corporate finance for leading consultancy firms such as Ernst & Young and Capgemini in many projects both in Italy and abroad (India, Egypt, China, South Africa) with a particular focus on the automotive sector. Her main research interests lie with international finance and in particular with sovereign wealth funds. In this field she published two books (2009 and 2010) and several articles and she is collaborating in writing internal reports with the Bank of Italy. She also studied the role of public and private finance for innovation with a special focus on innovative clusters (in this topic she published a book in 2010). She is currently involved in an international project with the European Environment Agency on the financing of renewable energy and the green economy. She published several articles in various national and international journals. She acts as referee for scientific journals and for Princeton University Press. She is a member of Aspen Institute Italia (Aspen Junior Fellow in 2009; Former Aspen Junior Fellow since 2010).