CommunityZ Chest: Professor D’Maris Coffman – The Great Trilemma: Debt, Infrastructure, Zero Carbon

Z/Yen conducts an irregular series of short webinars, CommunityZ Chest, featuring people from its various communities and clubs, viz. technology, financial services, civil society, and business. These webinars provide an opportunity to meet people from the wider CommunityZ, to share ideas, and to make connections.

This CommunityZ Chest features Professor D’Maris Coffman.

Professor D’Maris Coffman is the Director (Head of Department) of BSCPM. She is the Professor in Economics and Finance of the Built Environment at the Bartlett. She joined UCL in September 2014 as a Senior Lecturer. In February 2017, and was appointed Interim Director of BSCPM. In late January 2018, she was appointed to her professorial chair. D’Maris is Managing Editor of Elsevier's Structural Change and Economic Dynamics and on the honorary editorial boards of The Journal of Cleaner Production, Economia Politica, L'Industria and the Chinese Journal of Population, Resources and Environment. She is a Fellow of Goodenough College, where several of their doctoral students are residential members. She is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Milan (Statale), a Guest Professor at Beijing Institute of Technology and a Visiting Professor of Renmin University of China.  Before coming to UCL, D’Maris spent six years as a fellow of Newnham College where she variously held a junior research fellowship (Mary Bateson Research Fellowship), a post as a college lecturer and teaching fellow, and a Leverhulme ECF. In July 2009, she started the Centre for Financial History, which she directed through December 2014. It is still going strong, but has moved from Newnham College to Darwin College in line with the affiliation of its new director. D’Maris did her undergraduate training at the Wharton School in managerial and financial economics and her PhD in the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, her doctoral research in the UK was funded in part by the Mellon Foundation under the guise of an IHR pre-doctoral fellowship and an SSRC international dissertation fellowship. She has lived in the UK more or less continuously since 2005 (with a brief nine-month stint back at Penn in 2007/8 to finish her PhD and teach as a departmental lecturer), and thus holds both American and British citizenship.

Monday, 26 October 2020

11:00 - 11:45 London Time


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    Professor D’Maris Coffman
    Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management
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    Professor Michael Mainelli
    Executive Chairman
    Z/Yen Group