Alissa M. Kleinnijenhuis

Non-resident fellow

Alissa M. Kleinnijenhuis is a Non-resident Fellow at Bruegel. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University and is affiliated with the Imperial College Business School Finance Department of Imperial College London. Dr. Kleinnijenhuis is Research Associate at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) at the Oxford Martin School of the University of Oxford, a RPN Member of Sustainable Finance at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and a Faculty Fellow of the Cornell Atkinson Centre for Sustainability.  She taught the first course at Stanford University on Climate Finance. In Fall 2023 and Spring 2024, she teaches the inaugural Climate Finance course at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, at Cornell University. She founded and co-hosts a novel podcast series, VoxTalks Climate Finance, as part of the highly regarded VoxTalks of CEPR, which seeks to play a formative role in covering the debates at the frontiers of the field that will shape the future of finance when it comes to climate. Since 2024, she has been a member (part of the steering committee) of a new CEPR program area on Climate and the Environment. She co-organizes Young Scholars’ Webinar on Climate Finance and Economics (supported by the E-Axis Forum).

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 D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in Mathematical and Computional Finance from the University of Oxford (Mathematics Department). 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 (MIT), and a Research Scholar at the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) at Stanford University. She held a Visiting Scholar position at Yale University and the University of California Santa Barbara, and worked for Morgan Stanley and Allianz Global Investors

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