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Department of Informatics Informatics and Sustainability Research

Foto Matthias Huss

Matthias Huss, Dr.

  • Research Associate
+41 44 635 43 57


At ISR, Matthias’ research activities focus on the causes and socio-economic impacts of food price volatilities, their implications on food security and sustainable development. In this context, he is particularly interested in the analysis of simple and cost effective solutions that help limiting volatilities for example through reducing post-harvest losses. Matthias is the Principal Investigator of the project Food Price Volatility: Political Causes, Effects on Hunger and Poverty, Sustainable Solutions. The project is funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies. Matthias’ general research interest also includes research on financial markets, with agricultural commodities being a focal point. 

  • Haase, M., Huss, M. (2017). Guilty speculators? Range-based conditional volatility in a cross-section of wheat futures. Journal of Commodity Markets. Advance online publication. (Link)
  • Huss, M. (2017, October). The effects of improved on-farm storage on food security and local market prices. In: How reducing post-harvest losses can advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Committee on World Food Security Conference, CFS44, FAO, Rome.

Short Bio

Matthias completed his doctoral thesis at the Department of Finance at the University of Basel and studied Economics at the Universities of Basel and Freiburg (Germany). He also holds a position as lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at the Finance section of the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel. Matthias has been involved in several SNF-funded research projects and has managed collaboration projects funded by the Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) and the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS). He has more than 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. Matthias worked for several banks and was a partner and co-owner of LPX Group, a start-up company focusing on alternative investments.