UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Prof Francesca Medda

Prof Francesca Medda

Professor of Applied Economics and Finance

Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Jan 2005

Research summary

Asset Allocations

Digital Finance

Fintech and Digital Application

Sustainable Investment & Alternative Assets

Infrastructure Investment

Impact investment and Innovative Financial Mechanisms

Financial Portfolio Optimization

Public and Private Partnerships

Teaching summary

Program Director: Venture Capital and Private Equity with Fintech




 Francesca Romana Medda is a Professor of Applied Economics and Finance at the University College London (UCL). She is the Director of UCL Institute of Finance and Technology.  The Institute of Finance & Technology is the new UCL Institute dedicated to innovative finance and technology.  The research and teaching in UCL Institute of Finance & Technology are focused mainly on three key areas of interest of Prof Medda and her group: digital finance, impact and sustainable finance and urban and infrastructure investments. Since 2012 she serves as economic adviser to the UK Ministry of Environment and Agriculture (Defra) and in 2014 at the Ministry of Finance (HM Treasury). She is Vice-President of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee. Her work is published in leading academic and practitioner journals. She has worked and works actively with the private and public sector including The European Investment Bank, The World Bank, UNESCO, UN-Habitat, WILLIS Re, HALCROW, and UITP. She has hold several grants, two of which pertain to the application of complexity analysis in the real world, co-Investigator in the £6.2m EPSRC Programme Grant “Liveable Cities” and the £5.8m grant “New Business for Infrastructure Investments”. A present she runs the EU Horizon 2020 grant CLIC (Circular models Leveraging Investment in Cultural Heritage) https://www.clicproject.eu/