Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/rs-contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
 More search options
Dr Figo Lau
Dr Figo Lau profile picture
  • Research Fellow
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Figo Lau is an economist specialising in econometrics and financial economics. He worked as a researcher at UCL on the ESRC project entitled “The Financialisation of Urban Development and Associated Financial Risks in China”.

Figo holds a PhD in Economics from Royal Holloway, University of London after being awarded an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford and a BSc from RHUL. As a certified ARPM (advanced risk and portfolio manager), Figo aims to apply network theory, machine learning and econometric techniques to study renewable energy financing, sustainable investing and low-carbon transition risks.

Research Summary

Figo Lau explores the main drivers of renewable investment risks (real and perceived) in developing countries, briefly survey risk-management approaches and metrics for assessing risk, and the potential impact of public risk mitigation instruments on renewable energy finance in developing countries. 

With advanced computational techniques, the research will constitute frontiers of project investment suitability, identify clusters of risks that may be effectively mitigated together and evaluate the impact of mitigation instruments in improving investment probability in developing countries.

  Research Fellow in Climate Finance    , United Kingdom
Some IRIS profile information is sourced from HR data as explained in our FAQ. Please report any queries concerning HR data shown on this page to hr-services@ucl.ac.uk.
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by