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"Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful"

— George E.P. Box

Thomas Walther is an Associate Professor of Finance with the Utrecht School of Economics, Utrecht University.

Formerly, he was Assistant Professor for Energy Finance (Non-Tenure Track) at the Institute for Operations Research and Computational Finance, School of Finance, University of St. Gallen. He is also Research Fellow for Finance at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Technische Universität Dresden from which he received a B.Sc. (2010) and M.Sc. (2013) in Industrial Engineering and Management and a PhD (2017) in Business & Economics.

His research focuses on commodity/energy/climate finance and financial econometrics with applications to risk management. His articles are published in refereed journals such as Energy Economics, Energy Journal, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Economic Surveys, and Journal of Forecasting. Since 2019, Thomas is Associate Editor for the journal Finance Research Letters.

He initiated the European Sustainable Finance PhD Workshop in 2023 in Utrecht (More information about the latest workshop: He is also co-founder of the Dutch Sustainable Finance Network.

Thomas Walther

Utrecht University School of Economics
Kriekenpitplein 21-22
3584 EC Utrecht, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)30 253 98 10