School of Economics and Finance

Luca Larcher


PhD Student

Telephone: +44 20 7882 8843
Room Number: GC526


Research keywords: Financial markets, Macroeconomics
Research supervisors: Prof. Hjalmarsson, Prof. Breedon

Luca holds a Bachelor in Finance from Bocconi University and a Master in Economics (with distinction) from the same university. His master’s thesis focused on credit clearing systems, which led him to work as a research assistant on the subject at the department of policy analysis at Bocconi. After a brief spell as a translator, Luca moved to London to start his PhD at Queen Mary.

He is working mainly on corporate finance and his current research aims at establishing how investors cope with valuing UK companies’ defined benefit pension schemes. For this project he is collaborating with an economic consulting firm and a leading pension insurance company, keeping a close connection with practitioners in the field.