Department of Finance

University of Zurich

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I research:

i) whether the environment is significant for financial markets.

ii) how the environment is measured.

I have a First Class joint degree in Economics and Geography (Glasgow) where I won the economics dissertation prize. I spent a year abroad in Helsinki. I have a PhD from the Environmental Economics & Policy cluster at LSE. I have been a Postdoc in Finance (UZH) since 2023. 

I have worked for Carbon Cap Management, an environmental hedge fund, and the Transition Pathway Initiative, a net-zero research initiative, both in London. 

A long-run interest is asset pricing, disclosure, and the environment.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Carbon allowances are a new asset class that have attractive properties for investors.

Working Papers

The risk premium for exposure to physical climate risk appears to be negative.

Investors react to climate litigation against firms. Novel legal arguments have particularly strong reactions.

Predicting exposure is hard. Learning from history is informative.

Last updated: February 2024


I am an Associate Fellow of the (UK) Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). I have taught undergraduates and postgraduates; core, optional, and summer school courses:

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Thesis Supervisor

Other Work

It is possible to assess climate-related disclosure (TCFD) automatically from reports. 

A fine-tuned model for water, forestry, and biodiversity detects nature communication and outperforms keyword approaches.