Short Bio

GianDomenico Sarolli  joined drew in the Fall of 2010, from Washington and Lee University. He has a B.A. in Economics and Finance from the College of William and Mary, a M.S. in Quantitative Finance from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia. His research is primarily in Financial Economics, particularly the study of asset markets and asset trading volume. He has presented papers at the Southern Economic Association Meetings, the Eastern Economic Association Meetings and the Virginia Social Science Association Meetings. He has also written a case study on Netflix Inc. that is widely used in Business School first year Marketing courses. He is the co-director of the Wall Street Semester and teaches Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, and Experimental Economics. In his spare time, he loves working on his family vineyard in Italy.

Research Interests

GianDomenico’s primary research field is in financial economics and computational macroeconomics. In particular he looks at models of asset trading volume and portfolio choice. He is also interested in experimental economics, particularly experiments that look at agent decisions under risk and uncertainty.

Selected Publications/Working Papers

  • Cleaning the gears: Counter-cyclical asset trading with financial transactions taxes (Forthcoming: The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance)
  • Pump up the Volume: Income Risk and counter-cyclical asset trading (Forthcoming: The Eastern Economic Journal)
  • Catalina Marketing Corporation: Developing a Retailer Value proposition (TN), UVA-M-0764TN, (2009) with R. Venkatesan
  • DVD Wars: Netflix versus Blockbuster, UVA-M-0763, Darden Business Pub.(2008) with R. Venkatesan
  • The Southern Question: Declining Stock Ownership Puzzle and geographic factors with Miao Chi (working paper)
  • The Great Moderation through equity trading with Michael Clark (working paper)
  • Laboratory Experiments and financial markets (working paper)