The E-axes Forum on Climate Change, Macroeconomics, and Finance

Young Scholars Committees

Organizing Committee

Michael Barnett
Michael Barnett, PhD
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF FINANCE
W. P. Carey School of Business
Arizona State University
Mike’s research interests include asset pricing, macroeconomics, climate change and energy economics.
Diego Kaenzig
Diego Känzig, PhD
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS
Northwestern University
Diego’s research interests are in macroeconomics and macro-finance, with a focus on climate change and inequality.
Alissa Kleinnijenhuis
Alissa Kleinnijenhuis, PhD
VISITING PROFESSOR OF FINANCE
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Cornell University
Alissa’s 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 and sustainable economy.
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Parinitha Sastry, PhD
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF FINANCE
Columbia Business School
Pari’s research focuses on climate change, financial intermediation, and real-estate markets.
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Ishita Sen, PhD
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF FINANCE
Harvard Business School
Ishita’s research focuses on financial intermediation, asset pricing, and insurance markets.
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Conor Walsh, PhD
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS
Columbia Business School

 Conor’s research focuses on the macroeconomics of growth, firms and renewable energy.

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PhD Students Committee

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Boyuan Li
PhD CANDIDATE
University of Florida

Boyuan’s research focuses on sustainable finance and FinTech, utilizing machine learning techniques to study corporate social responsibility and technological development.

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Alessio Venturini
PhD CANDIDATE
University of Reading

Alessio’s area of expertise lies in the field of Climate Finance, with a specific focus on how adaptation to physical climate risks is priced in financial markets. 

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Berna Yilmaz
PhD CANDIDATE
Middle East Technical University (METU)

Berna’s research focuses on understanding the financial impacts of green innovation and transition activities, aiming to comprehend the effects on sustainable investment strategies.

Min Ruan
Min Ruan
PhD CANDIDATE
Oxford University

Min’s research focuses on how to utilize market-based mechanisms (e.g., carbon offsetting, carbon pricing, greener products) to mitigate climate risks and transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Sevgi Soylemezgil
PhD CANDIDATE
Binghamton University-SUNY

Sevgi’s research interests lie in corporate finance and fixed-income securities with a focus on climate and biodiversity risks.

Yasmine Van der Straten
Yasmine van der Straten
PhD CANDIDATE
University of Amsterdam

Yasmine’s research aims to explore how financial incentives shape the response of economic actors to climate change, and to examine the impact of climate risk on asset – and house prices, individual adaptative efforts and political choices on public adaptation.

Abel Gonzales-Hishinuma
Abel Gonzales-Hishinuma
PhD CANDIDATE
HEC Paris

Abel is an applied theorist with interests at the intersection of Finance, Climate Change, Macroeconomics, and Behavioral Economics. He studies the interdependence between financial markets and the real economy.

Richard Ieong
Richard Ieong
PhD CANDIDATE
Baruch College, City University of New York

Richard’s research focuses on renewable energy firms and their exposure to climate risk.

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Isabella Gschossmann
PhD CANDIDATE
Imperial College
Isabella’s research focuses on empirical banking, financial intermediation, and macro-finance, with a particular interest in financial stability and how climate-change related risks affect central bank policy trade-offs.
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Thea Kolasa
PhD CANDIDATE
University of Zurich

Thea’s research focuses on sustainable finance and development finance, investigating the mechanisms by which institutions allocate financial resources to contribute to the low-carbon transition.

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Zhenkai Ran
PhD CANDIDATE
University of Cambridge

Zhenkai’s research lies in the field of empirical corporate finance, with focus on sustainable finance, market microstructure, FinTech and political uncertainty.

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Olimpia Carradori
PhD CANDIDATE
University of Zurich

Olimpia studies sustainable finance, focusing on climate transition risks. Her research explores the unintended effects of environmental policies on the structure of supply chains and the carbon footprint of production networks.

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Md Nuru Islam Sohel
PhD CANDIDATE
University of Kent, UK

Investigating the impact of corporate borrower’s sustainability performance on bank interest rates and how it is responded in the stock market.

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Maria Jose Arteaga Garavito
PhD CANDIDATE
Bocconi University

María José is interested in financial intermediation and financial regulation, with a recent focus in how international climate news affect financial markets.

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Joanna Harris
PhD CANDIDATE
University of Chicago

Joanna studies sustainable finance, particularly the impact of environmental regulation on intermediaries, investors, and corporations.

Katy Wilson
Katy Wilson
PhD CANDIDATE
Yale School of the Environment

Katy’s research centres around corporate climate transitions, focusing on the external mechanisms that support action and exploring methods to proactively evaluate the credibility of corporate transition plans.

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Yuqi Zhang
PhD CANDIDATE
Columbia Business School

I study renewable energy development and examine how climate-related policy influences capital allocation.

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Meha Sadasivam
PhD CANDIDATE
Columbia Business School

Meha’s research focuses on behavioral finance, information economics and climate finance.

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William W. Xiong
PhD CANDIDATE
Cornell University

William’s research focuses on investments and sustainable finance. His recent papers study the market price of biodiversity risk and the green investment returns.

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Yuqi Zhang
PhD CANDIDATE
Columbia Business School

I study renewable energy development and examine how climate-related policy influences capital allocation.

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Meha Sadasivam
PhD CANDIDATE
Columbia Business School

Meha’s research focuses on behavioral finance, information economics and climate finance.

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