Prof. Ola Mahmoud Assistant Professor of Quantitative Economics Ola Mahmoud is Assistant Professor of Quantitative Economics at the School of Economics and Political Science since August 2021. She is also Adjunct Researcher at the University of California at Berkeley (USA), at the Consortium for Data Analytics and Risk. She studied mathematics at the American University in Cairo (Egypt) and at the University of Cambridge (UK), where she obtained her PhD with a thesis on category theory in 2011. Prior to joining the University of St. Gallen, Ola was Assistant Professor of Finance at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel, a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of St. Gallen, and a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. She gained extensive practical experience in the financial services industry, as a quantitative investment strategist at Pictet, a Swiss asset manager headquartered in Geneva, and as a quantitative risk researcher at Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI), a US financial services firm. Ola’s research focuses on financial decisions under risk and uncertainty, behavioral economics and behavioral finance, decision theory, welfare economics, and the microeconomic foundations of socially responsible markets. Please use the navigation menu to find out more about Ola’s team, research, and teaching.