Corruption Perception Index
During my bachelor experience at Ca' Foscari University in Venice I had the chance to deepen my interest in financial markets and investment products.
The bachelor culminated in my final project, that had as main topic of discussion the Corruption Perception Index (or CPI) developed by Transparency International. I connected this index with the products used by national governments for finance their short and long term debt. Specifically for Italy the "Buoni del Tesoro Poliennali" (or BTP). The correlation analysis between the CPIs and the BTPs of different European Governments revealed that the cost of the debt is inclined to increase with the perception of corruption level.
The final project presented represents only a scratch on the surface of the complex topic of national debt and government finance. Several limitations as well can be underlined in the short research.
The final project has been written in Italian, if you are interested in it you can find it here