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Alissa M. Kleinnijenhuis

Research Scholar, Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), Stanford University

Alissa M. Kleinnijenhuis is visiting the Imperial College Business School (Finance group). She has been a Research Scholar at the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) at Stanford University and a Research Associate at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) at the Oxford Martin School of the University of Oxford.  Alissa is a Co-PI of a Market Ecology, Climate Finance & Financial Stability Grant, supervising four Ph.D. students, and Co-Founder of the Environmental Stress Testing and Scenarios Program (ESTS), both at the University of Oxford. She taught a novel course at Stanford University on Climate Finance.

Kleinnijenhuis’ research examines how finance can advance the public good, focusing on leveraging the financial sector for a climate change solution. Her research in her primary area of focus, climate finance, examines how financial incentives can be aligned with limiting climate risks and financing the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. Her research is all about making the triangular sectors of finance – the public, private, and academic sectors – work for the green transition. Her second area of expertise concerns financial stability, financial crises, financial stress testing, and financial regulation.

Alissa actively collaborates with and advises governments, central banks, corporations, think tanks, and international institutions – including the European Central Bank, the Bank of England, the International Monetary Fund, the African Development Bank, and Fidelity Investments. Alissa is also a co-editor of the ‘Handbook of Financial Stress Testing’ (Cambridge University Press, 2022).

Dr. Kleinnijenhuis holds a BS from Utrecht University in Economics and Mathematics (cum laude), an MSc in Mathematics and Finance from the Imperial College London, and a DPhil (Ph.D.) in Mathematical and Computational Finance from the University of Oxford. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Golub Centre for Finance and Policy (GCFP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Yale University and the University of California Santa Barbara, and has conducted research at Morgan Stanley and Allianz Global Investors.

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