Dr Despoina Makariou

Dr Despoina Makariou

Visiting Fellow

Department of Statistics

Key Expertise
Probability in Finance and Insurance

About me

Despoina’s research interests lie on extreme events (natural and man-made) and their pricing in an alternative risk transfer, and insurance context, climate finance, and decision making under uncertainty. She is an Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. She did postdoctoral research at the Department of Philosophy, Logic, and Scientific Method at London School of Economics. She has been awarded with a PhD in Statistics from the Department of Statistics at London School of Economics for the development and application of statistical learning methods in insurance and finance. She holds a MSc in Insurance and Risk Management  from Bayes (former Cass) Business School in London. Despoina has insurance industry experience at the London Insurance Market in the areas of catastrophe risk modelling, and pricing of (re)insurance and alternative risk transfer products.