(Distributed gOLbal FINancial systems for Society)

The DOLFINS project addresses the global challenge of making the
financial system better serve society by placing scientific evidence and
citizens participation at the centre of the policy process in finance.
The project strives to give scientific evidence and citizens
participation central roles in the policy process concerning finance.
DOLFINS focuses on two crucial and interconnected policy areas that will
shape the public debate in the coming 5 years:
- How to achieve financial stability and
- how to facilitate the long-term investments required by the transition
to a more sustainable, more innovative, less unequal and greener EU

The expected impact is to achieve crucial advances in reshaping the
policy process to overcome the financial and political crisis faced by
the EU. We will deliver quantitative tools to evaluate policies aiming
to tame systemic risk and to foster sustainable investing. The tools
will be based on fundamental research combining network models and
algorithmic game theory with broader economic insights. This approach
can provide a more satisfactory understanding of credit, risk and
sustainable investments in an interconnected world. We will investigate
how to engage citizens in the early stage of the policy making process
and will develop evidence-based narratives in order to better shape
policies in the public interest. To this end, our project will take
advantage of semantic web technologies, big data and ICT in general.
Given the highly technical nature of key issues in finance, we will
explore how ICT and art can facilitate citizens’ engagement through
innovative narratives, leading to better coordinated actions of

Project partners:

Universität Zürich (Switzerland), CoordinatorScuola IMT Alti Siudi di Lucca (Italy)Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)Institut Jozef Stefan (Slovenia)London Centre for Mathematical Sciences (UK)Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna(Italy)Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (France)Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (Germany)University of Sussex (UK)Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)The Young Foundation (UK)Sigma Orionis (France)Finance Watch (Belgium)






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