Researcher biography

Monica DiLeo is a PhD candidate in Political Economy at the School of Political Science and International Studies. Her research examines what factors, forces, and conditions influence central bank and financial supervisor approaches to climate change globally. This deeper understanding of the complex political economy behind this issue can then hopefully be applied to craft better central bank policy responses to climate-related financial risk. Prior to commencing at UQ, Monica worked on the Applied Critical Thinking function at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which integrated insights from fields such as cognitive science and complex systems theory to improve the way that central bankers operate under conditions of uncertainty and complexity. Monica earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Yale University in 2016.