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Lavinia Rognone is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Sustainable Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School (UEBS), and part of the Centre for Business, Climate Change, and Sustainability (B-CCaS) at UEBS. Prior to joining UEBS, she was a Research Associate in finance at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), University of Manchester, and part of the Centre for Financial and Technologies Studies at AMBS. She holds a Ph.D. in Finance from AMBS under the supervision of Professor Stuart Hyde and Dr Sarah S. Zhang, and her research spreads across multiple disciplines including green/climate finance, asset pricing, FinTech, and text-analysis applications to finance. As an external position, she served as an Economist and as a Climate Change Expert at the European Central Bank (ECB) in the Monetary Policy Division, where she mainly worked on academic research on climate finance with text-analysis applications, besides being involved in policy-related work. She designed and constructed two daily text-based climate risk indicators, Physical Risk Index (PRI) and Transition Risk Index (TRI), which find applications to both risk and portfolio management issues, among others, being of interest for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. During her doctoral studies, she visited the National University of Singapore (NUS) where she was hosted by the department of Mathematics and the Risk Management Institute for a research collaboration.

Her research has been published in academic journals, such as the Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Economics Letters, and the International Review of Financial Analysis, among others. Her research has been awarded the Best Doctoral Paper, 1st runner-up, from AMBS, University of Manchester, and the Best Ph.D. Paper Award at the Cryptocurrency Research Conference 2019 for her study on the high-frequency news sentiment relation with cryptocurrency and Forex. She was awarded both the Teaching Assistant Award 2019 and the Teaching Excellence for the BMAN31792 Financial Market Microstructure module from the University of Manchester.


  • Ph.D. in Finance at AMBS (2021);
  • M.Sc. degree in Finance at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2017);
  • M.Sc. in Finance & Banking at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy (2017);
  • B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration at the University of Rome III, Italy (2015). 

Other research


Working papers


Presentation at conferences and seminars

2022BlackRock London, Quantess London, London, UK - Invited to take an in-person research seminar presentation
2022The British Accademy of Management (BAM) 2022 Conference, Alliance Manchester Business School, Manchester, UK - Session Chair and Presenter
2022Financial Management Association (FMA) European Conference 2022, Em Lyon Business School, Lyon, FR - Presenter
20221st Conference on INternational Finance; Sustainable and Climate Finance and Growth (CINSC) 2022; Future Finance Economic Association (FFEA), Università degli Studi di Napoli 'Parthenope', Naples, IT - Session Chair and Presenter 
2022Spring Residential Seminars 2022, Institute for Quantitative Investment Research (INQUIRE), Essex, UK - Presenter (honorarium)
2021FEBS Lille Conference 2021 - Presenter
2021IFABS Oxford Conference 2021 - Presenter
2021Southwestern Finance Association (SWFA) - Session Chair and Presenter
2021OECD’s Committee on Financial Markets - Presenter
2019Cryptocurrency Research Conference, University of Southampton, UK - Session Chair and Presenter
2019IFABS International Finance and Banking Society, ESSCA School of Management, FRA - Presenter
2019INFINITI Conference on International Finance, University of Glasgow, UK - Discussant and Presenter
AMBS Doctoral Conference, University of Manchester, UK - Discussant and Presenter


Additional conferences

2022Competition and Payment Services  Conference (Bank of Italy and University of Siena), Rome, IT
2022Innovative Finance Global Summit (IFGS) 2022, London, UK
2022FinTech North Manchester Conference, Manchester, UK


Trainings & additional presentations

202148th EFA (European Finance Association) Annual Meeting Doctoral Tutorial & Doctoral Workshop
2018National Bank of Belgium, Society for Financial Econometrics (SoFiE), Big Data in Macroeconomics and Finance Summer School, Brussels, BE
2018University of Molise, Empirical Methods in Market Microstructure Research Summer School, Agnone, IT



  • Ph.D. in Finance, Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, UK, 2021
  • M.Sc. in Finance, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2017
  • M.Sc. in Finance & Banking, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, 2017
  • B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, University of Rome III, Italy, 2015

Further information


2020Best Doctoral Paper Award, at the AMBS Doctoral Research Conference 2020, 1st runner-up
2019Best Ph.D. Paper Award, at the Cryptocurrency Research Conference 2019
2019Teaching Assistant Award 2019, Alliance MBS, University of Manchester
2019Teaching Excellence for BMAN31792 module, Alliance MBS, University of Manchester



2019PGR Exchange Bursary to carry research at National University of Singapore, approx. £3,000, University of Manchester
2017Ph.D. Scholarship, GA00621 Postgraduate Award MBS, University of Manchester
2017Double Degree Award & Scholarship with Gothenburg University, approx. £4,500, University of Rome Tor Vergata


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

External positions

Lecturer in Sustainable Finance, The University Court of Edinburgh

12 Jun 2023 → …

Economist, European Central Bank

May 2021Dec 2021

PhD trainee, European Central Bank

Sept 2020Apr 2021


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