Jón Daníelsson Keynote Speaker

  • Director of the Systemic Risk Centre at the London School of Economics
  • Professor of finance at the London School of Economics
  • Author of three highly regarded books on financial risk management

Jón Daníelsson's Biography

Jón Daníelsson is a renowned financial economist and a professor of finance at the London School of Economics. He is the director of the Systemic Risk Centre, a research center that aims to understand the causes and consequences of systemic risk in the financial system. Daníelsson has made significant contributions to the field of financial risk management and has extensive expertise in financial regulation and systemic risk.

Daníelsson received his PhD in the economics of financial markets, and since then, his research has focused on how economic policy can lead to prosperity or disaster. He is an authority on both the technical aspects of risk forecasting and the optimal policies that governments and regulators should pursue in this area. He has written three highly regarded books on these topics: “The Illusion of Control” (Yale University Press, 2022), “Financial Risk Forecasting” (Wiley, 2011), and “Global Financial Systems: Stability and Risk” (Pearson, 2013). His books have been widely recognized as important contributions to the field and have been included in various best books of the year lists.

In addition to his books, Daníelsson has also contributed numerous academic papers on systemic risk, artificial intelligence, financial risk forecasting, financial regulation, and related topics to leading academic journals, including the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Econometrics. His research has been widely cited and has had a significant impact on the field.

At the LSE, Daníelsson teaches courses in technical risk forecasting and on how the global financial system operates. He is highly respected by students and is considered one of the most knowledgeable experts on the subject. He has also worked for the Bank of Japan and the International Monetary Fund, providing valuable insights and expertise on financial risk management and regulation.

Daníelsson’s practical and authoritative perspective on financial risk and the financial system means he is regularly interviewed by media organizations including the BBC, Financial Times, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He is also a regular speaker at conferences and events related to financial risk management and regulation.

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Jón Daníelsson's Speaking Topics

The illusion of control:

How the way we manage risk can lead to a false sense of security.

Artificial intelligence:

What financial risks it can and cannot manage, and the threats it poses to financial stability.

Financial regulations and stability:

What financial regulations aim to do. What works, what does not, and which regulations can increase instability and hold back growth.

Risk appetite, crises and growth:

A more technical discussion on the the relationship of risk appetite today to future economics growth and the likelihood of crises

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Videos of Jón Daníelsson

SUERF Baffi Bocconi - The Illusion of Control - Danielsson
SUERF Baffi Bocconi - The Illusion of Control - Danielsson
Book launch: The Illusion of Control
Book launch: The Illusion of Control

Articles, Media & Podcasts

Books by Jón Daníelsson

Financial risk Forecasting
Global Financial Systems

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