Sini Matikainen

Policy Analyst

Sini Matikainen joined the Grantham Research Institute in June 2016 as a policy analyst.

Background:

Before joining the Grantham Institute, Sini worked at the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) Secretariat at the European Central Bank on the potential systemic risk to the financial sector of a transition to a low-carbon economy.  The resulting paper focused particularly on macroeconomic impacts of energy price shocks and financial system exposure to carbon-intensive assets, and the associated macroprudential policy implications. She has research experience at the Ecologic Institute in Berlin and Stanford’s political science department, and also worked for a time in tech startups.

She holds a BA in economics, with distinction, from Stanford University; an MSc in International Management and CEMS from ESADE Business School; and an MSc in Environment and Development, with distinction, from the LSE, where her master’s dissertation developed a new quantitative methodology to examine the relationship between media framing and public engagement online.

Sini’s research interests include low-carbon finance and investment, growth and innovation, and sustainable development.

Policy paper  30 May, 2017

The climate impact of quantitative easing

Both climate change and the low-carbon transition are likely to have deep implications for the functioning and stability of the macro financial system. The discussion of possible risks … read more »

Policy paper  24 April, 2017

Consultation response: ‘Building our Industrial Strategy’

This paper was submitted in response to the UK Government’s industrial strategy green paper: ‘Building our industrial strategy‘.

Policy report  24 April, 2017

Financing low-carbon growth and innovation in the UK Industrial Strategy

This policy brief outlines how the public sector can crowd in private finance to support low-carbon growth and innovation in the UK government’s Industrial Strategy. read more »

2016

Policy report  17 November, 2016

Assessing the consistency of national mitigation actions in the G20 with the Paris Agreement

This study uses the ‘Paris consistency monitor’ to assess whether the past and present action by G20 countries on climate mitigation is consistent with meeting the key requirements of the Paris Agreement. read more »

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In the news  5 June, 2017

New study confirms climate impact of quantitative easing

qe4people.eu, 5 June 2017

Commentary  30 May, 2017

How “green” are bank policies to speed economic recovery?

Programmes by the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of England designed to boost economic growth after the 2008 financial crash could inadvertently be giving high-carbon sectors an advantage over their low-carbon counterparts. These measures, including quantitative easing, may be coming to an end, but their ‘high-carbon skew’ could have a long term impact on the UK and Eurozone. read more »

In the news  30 May, 2017

Bank of England bond buying criticised for carbon skew

Fund Strategy, 30 May 2017

2016

In the news  17 November, 2016

Australia ranked among worst developed countries for climate change action

The Guardian, 17 November

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