Sebastian Poledna is a research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna. MMag. Dr. Poledna holds double degrees in physics, and in economics and business administration and previously worked for almost a decade as a practitioner in risk management for one of the largest European banks.
In terms of the research activity, his portfolio of interests is broad and includes new approaches to economic forecasting, the impact of climate change on socio-economic systems, systemic risk of various complex systems, and financial regulation. He authored several papers in international peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Banking & Finance, the Journal of Financial Stability, Quantitative Finance, and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, etc., as well as publishing in interdisciplinary science journals, such as Nature Communications.
MMag. Dr. Poledna’s work (in particular his suggestion for a systemic risk transaction tax) has generated interest from numerous policymakers from institutions such as the Bank of England, the Bank of Canada, the Bank of Mexico (Banco de Mexico), the Bundesbank, the German Ministry of Finance, and the European Commission. He has presented his work at numerous international conferences and workshops and received recognition in both national and international news media such as the Suddeutsche Zeitung and Bloomberg. He has active collaborations with researchers from several central banks and is in close contact with financial practitioners.