Daniel Dao, CFA, MBA

Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) | Finance Doctoral Researcher| Economic Consultant


Daniel works as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Financial Regulation Innovation Lab (FRIL), Accounting and Finance Department, University of Strathclyde; a Doctoral Researcher at Coventry University; and an Economic Consultant at World Bank Group, Washington DC Headquarters. He is a CFA Charter Holder and an active member of CFA UK. He has earned his MBA (2017) in Finance from Bangor University, UK, and his MSc (2022) in Financial Engineering from WorldQuant University.
He has shown a strong commitment and passion for international development and high-impact policy research. His expertise lies in the field of Financial Economics, where he specializes in Fintech (Crowdfunding, AI) and Digital Finance; Climate Risk, Climate Finance, and Sustainable Finance; Entrepreneurial Finance; Productivity, Innovation, and Growth. He boasts outstanding credentials in both academia, excelling in teaching and research, as well as in the professional sphere, where he has worked as a consultant and in investment roles. His proficiency extends to data science techniques and advanced analytics, with a specific focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing (NLP).

He has publications in some international prestigious refereed journals:
including Information and Management (ABS3*) and have (revised and resubmitted) articles at the British Journal of Management (ABS4*), Risk Analysis (ABS4*), and (under review) articles at Management Science (ABS4*), Journal of Business Venturing (ABS4*) and International Journal of Finance and Economics (ABS3*)

My Research