Federica Zeni is an Economist in the Finance and Private Sector Development Team of the World Bank's Development Research Group. Her research interests include corporate finance, sustainable finance, and financial economics. Prior to joining the Bank she worked as a researcher at the Bank of Italy and as a quantitative analyst at British Petroleum. She holds a B.A. and a M.A. in Mathematical Engineering from University of Rome Tor Vergata and Politecnico di Milano in Italy, a M.A. in Quantitative Finance from University Pierre et Marie Curie in France, and a Ph.D. in Finance from Imperial College London.