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Prof Francesca Medda
Room 213
Chadwick Building
Gower Street
London
WC1E6BT
Tel: 020 76791557
Appointment
  • Professor of Applied Economics and Finance
  • Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Biography

Director UCL LIFTech (Lab of Innovative Finance and Technology) 

 

 Francesca Romana Medda is a Professor of Applied Economics and Finance at the University College London (UCL). From 2010 she has been the Director of the UCL QASER (Quantitative and Applied Spatial Economics Research) and from 2018 is the Director of UCL LIFTech.  The UCL LIFTech is the new UCL Centre dedicated to innovative finance and technology.  The research and teaching in LIFTech are focused mainly on three key areas of interest of Prof Medda and her group: digital finance, impact and sustainable finance and urban and infrastructure investments. Since 2012 she serves as economic adviser to the UK Ministry of Environment and Agriculture (Defra) and in 2014 at the Ministry of Finance (HM Treasury). She is Vice-President of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee. Her work is published in leading academic and practitioner journals. She has worked and works actively with the private and public sector including The European Investment Bank, The World Bank, UNESCO, UN-Habitat, WILLIS Re, HALCROW, and UITP. She has hold several grants, two of which pertain to the application of complexity analysis in the real world, co-Investigator in the £6.2m EPSRC Programme Grant “Liveable Cities” and the £5.8m grant “New Business for Infrastructure Investments”. A present she runs the EU Horizon 2020 grant CLIC (Circular models Leveraging Investment in Cultural Heritage) https://www.clicproject.eu/


Research Summary

Asset Allocations

Sustainable Investment

Infrastructure Investment

Impact investment and Innovative Financial Mechanisms

Financial Portfolio Optimization
Public and Private Partnerships

Land Value Finance

Teaching Summary

Course coordinator: Finance for Engineers (all Engineering Degree, undergraduate)
Course coordinator: Transport Economics (graduate)
PhD supervision

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