Simone Righi

Scientific Advisor, UCL CBT

I am Lecturer in Financial Computing at the Department of Computer Science of the University College London where I am a Member of the Financial Computing and Analytics group. Moreover I am an affiliated researcher of the DYNAMETS – Dynamic Systems Analysis for Economic Theory and Society research group and an affiliate member of the Namur Center for Complex Systems (Naxys).

I received a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Namur (Belgium) in June 2012 with a thesis titled “Essays in Information Aggregation and Political Economics”.

After two years as Research Fellow at the Research Center for Educational and Network Studies (Recens) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, I joined the Department of Economics “Marco Biagi” of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, as a post-doc, in January 2015. In February 2016, I was then appointed Fixed-Term Assistant Professor (Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato, Tipo A) at the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (DISTAL) – Economics Section, University of Bologna. I keep close research collaborations with all three institutions.

During the years 2013 and 2014, I was a regular visiting professor at ESCP-Europe Business School – Paris Campus .
My research interests concern the computational study of financial markets (microstructure, systemic properties and behavioral bias), of social Interactions on complex networks (theory and experiments), the evolution of cooperation in networks (theory and experiments) and the study of companies strategies in the digital economy.