SIMPOL Project

Citizen Engagement

Financial Networks

Environmental Sustainability

Postcard from Planet Financial Networks

Exciting new questions — why complexity increases the uncertainty on systemic risk and what is financial contagion, exactly? — and long-standing open questions — why financial markets can become unstable when they grow bigger, similar to ecological systems? What is the exposure of the financial system to climate-policy shocks? Browse through the latest results on financial networks.

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The Price of Complexity in Financial Networks

Financial complexity is assumed help hedging risk more effectively. But complexity can also be a source of collective moral hazard. While practitioners have an intuition of why complexity may be a problem, our new research provides a simple mathematical explanation.

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DebtRank Dashboard

DebtRank Dashboard DebtRank Dashboard reports results of our analysis of systemic risk for a portion of the EU banking system in relation to certain classes of assets and exposures. (Left). Twitter communities and sentiment around climate issues. (Right). Twitter...
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Summary

The vision of SIMPOL is that fundamental advances of policy modelling in finance and climate finance will stem from the cross-fertilization of network science, big data and ICT’s on the one side, with economics and financial regulation on the other side. SIMPOL’s...
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Research Output – First year

Work performed and main results in the period M1-M11 The main results of the works of the SIMPOL project address some fundamental research questions in three inter-related areas. Financial Networks Models The questions here concern (1) how to incorporate complex...
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Climate Stress Test

The dashboards below are interactive and show preliminary results from our paper on climate stress-testing: S. Battiston, A.Mandel, I. Monasterolo, F. Schuetze & G. Visentin “A Climate stress-test of the EU financial...
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DebtRank

Systemic risk is responsible for large social costs (5% of GDP in assistance to the financial sector, ECB estimates 2015). Correctly assessing systemic risk and identifying banks that are vulnerable and have at the same time a large impact on the economy is crucial to...
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