Dr Jacob Schumacher

Senior Research Associate, Oxford Sustainable Finance


Dr Jacob Schumacher is a Senior Research Associate in Sustainable Finance at the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group at the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.  He received his PhD in Finance and Management from SOAS, University of London in 2016.  He was a Teaching Fellow in Finance at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford from 2016-2019 and was an Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall from 2019-2022. 

Jacob is a financial and international economist with research interests in climate finance, sustainable finance, corporate governance, the internationalization of financial institutions, and the international political economy of China.  He is presently working on projects related to speeding the transition to renewable energy, the effect of ESG criteria and sustainability disclosures on international financial flows, and how to devise effective institutional investor shareholder engagement and stewardship strategies.