Stefano  Battiston

Stefano Battiston

Associate Professor, University of Zurich

Stefano Battiston is Associate Professor in Sustainable Finance and Networks at the University of Zurich. He is a leading scholar in the field of network models of systemic risk and sustainable finance. He also holds a part-time position as Associate Professor at Ca' Foscari, University of Venice, Italy, since February 2020. He has made advances in the scientific understanding of the relationship between financial interconnectedness, complexity, and risk. He has also directed a new and growing stream of research on climate-related financial risk. He has co-authored 50+ publications, including in top journals such as PNAS, Nature Communications, Nature Climate Change, and Management Science. His scientific background in complex systems, combined with 15 years of research in economics and finance, put him in a unique position to understand policy issues from a quantitative and holistic perspective. He has also coordinated several EU and Swiss projects on finance and sustainability. In particular, between 2014 and 2018, he was the coordinator of the EU Future Emerging Technologies projects SIMPOL and DOLFINS, investigating how to improve financial stability and better channel finance toward sustainability in a networked economy.