Christian Brownlees is Assistant Professor at UPF and Associate Research Professor of the Barcelona GSE. He received his degree in Economics and Quantitative Methods in 2003 and Ph.D. degree in Statistics in 2007 from the Universita’ di Firenze. Between 2007 and 2011 he was a Post-Doc Research Fellow at NYU Stern under the supervision of the Nobel laureate Robert Engle. Christian’s research focuses on developing and applying time series techniques for the analysis of risk in the financial markets. In particular, Christian’s research focuses on volatility, systemic risk and network models. Christian’s publications include contributions in the Journal of Econometrics, The Annals of Statistics and The Review of Financial Studies.