Professor Francesca Medda

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Organisation: University College London
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Francesca Romana Medda is a Professor of Applied Economics and Finance at the University College London (UCL). She is the Director of UCL Institute of Finance and Technology.  The Institute of Finance & Technology is the new UCL Institute dedicated to innovative finance and technology. 

The research and teaching in UCL Institute of Finance & Technology are focused mainly on three key areas of interest of Prof Medda and her group: digital finance, impact & sustainable finance and urban & 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).