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Dr Farzad Saidi Fellow

Dr Farzad Saidi, Fellow

Dr Farzad Saidi Farzad is an Assistant Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics, a Research Fellow at the Swedish House of Finance, as well as a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).


Prior to moving to the Stockholm School of Economics, Farzad was an Assistant Professor at the University of Cambridge. Farzad's research is inspired by the links he has developed between development economics and financial systems. Within academia, he tries to strike an interdisciplinary balance between the analytical tools of (theoretical, empirical and experimental) economics and the vast range of social sciences that contribute to understanding the global nexus of development issues.

Farzad views his contribution to CISL's Investment Leaders Group (ILG) as stemming chiefly from his research background and his experience in the financial sector. First, his broad methodological training allows him to flexibly adjust to the sustainability-specific context of the analysis conducted by the ILG. Second, in order to put theoretical ideas that are to be developed in the group to test, he firmly believes this requires an adequate empirical setup. By means of his experience with financial institutions, he hopes to be able to negotiate for data provision efforts on the part of the ILG members that will provide the group with a crucial empirical backdrop that allows it to conduct a highly innovative analysis of how responsible investment creates value in the real economy. 

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