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Alissa Kleinnijenhuis

Alissa Kleinnijenhuis

Research Scholar
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
BS, Economics and Mathematics, Utrecht University, 2013
MSc, Mathematics and Finance, Imperial College London, 2014
PhD, Mathematical and Computational Finance, University of Oxford, 2020


Alissa M. Kleinnijenhuis is a Research Scholar at the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) at Stanford University. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School (INET) of the University of Oxford.

Her research focuses on the systemic implications of financial regulation, financial market design & dynamics, and climate risk. The areas of research covered in her studies in the field of finance include financial crises, systemic risk, financial stress testing, financial and banking regulation, market ecology models, AI in finance, climate finance, and climate risk. Her recent work has shed light on the system-wide implications of key pillars of the post-crisis (2007-2009) regulatory reform, including Basel III buffers, bail-in, and central clearing. She has also developed novel tools, such as system-wide stress tests, to evaluate systemic effects of policies.

Dr. Kleinnijenhuis collaborates actively with both policymakers and practitioners. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Bank of England and is an Academic Consultant at the European Central Bank. She collaborates with researchers at Fidelity Investments, the International Monetary Fund, the Bank of International Settlements, and the South-African Reserve Bank.

Dr. Kleinnijenhuis holds a BS from Utrecht University in Economics and Mathematics (cum laude), a MSc in Mathematics and Finance from the Imperial College London, and a DPhil (PhD) in Mathematical and Computational Finance from the University of Oxford. She was a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Golub Centre for Finance and Policy (GCFP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Yale University and the University of California Santa Barbara and has conducted research at Morgan Stanley and Allianz Global Investors.

Focal Areas: 
Energy and Environment
Money and Finance
Regulation and Competition
Taxes and Public Spending