About me

 

Films

I am developing, directing and producing independent documentary films to explore themes in creativity, innovation, science, technology, and society. My films have screened at festivals around the world, as well as at the World Economic Forum in Davos/Switzerland and Science Week/SCINEMA in Australia.

Other Things I’ve Done

I have been an award-winning music composer for films and music projects with major music labels and film studios. I studied economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), got an alphabet soup of post-grad designations (CFA, CAIA, ERP, CMFAS M3) and have led an Open Data research project as a senior researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). I have guest lectured at Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, at Tohoku University in Sendai/Japan and at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich (HWZ). I founded and co-founded startups in Zurich, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Tokyo. I have started podcasts and published books on entrepreneurship, innovation, Open Data, and impact investing.

Links

Films: manuelstagars.com/#films
Podcasts: manuelstagars.com/#podcast
Books: manuelstagars.com/#books
Press: manuelstagars.com/#press

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Films

Podcasts

 

The Blockchain and Us Podcast

The Blockchain and Us podcast is the follow-up project of my documentary film The Blockchain and Us (2017). The podcast includes 62 interviews with pioneers in the blockchain space that took place between early 2018 and summer 2019 ...
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Deep Technology Podcast

The podcast Deep Technology investigates how Swiss society thinks about new technologies that have a potentially big impact on the world. The podcast includes interviews in Swiss German that took place in 2020 ...
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Start-up Podcast

This podcast features behind-the-scenes interviews from the documentary miniseries Start-up. Interviews took place with researchers from ETH, EPFL, PSI and INI. Direct link to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/startup-documentary ...
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Research

ASEAN+ Database—An Open Database for Data Science and Statistical Research in Southeast Asia, China, and India

The ASEAN+ Database is a research tool developed by Manuel Stagars at Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) that contains statistical data from ...
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Data Quality in Southeast Asia: Analysis of Official Statistics and Their Institutional Framework as a Basis for Capacity Building and Policy Making in the ASEAN

As a senior researcher at Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), Manuel summarized his research in two books on data in Southeast Asia ...
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Open Data in Southeast Asia: Toward Economic Prosperity, Government Transparency, and Citizen Participation in the ASEAN

As a senior researcher at Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), Manuel summarized his research in two books on data in Southeast Asia ...
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ASEAN+ Urbanization in 20 Charts

Scientists and planners need to be aware of the massive changes that are occurring in supranational regions in Asia. The ...
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Urbanization in the ASEAN+, 2015-2030

This poster updates the infographic by Paul Scruton (2007) of urban population for countries in the ASEAN, China and India ...
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Impact Investment Funds for Frontier Markets in Southeast Asia: Creating a Platform for Institutional Capital, High-Quality Foreign Direct Investment, and Proactive Policy Making

Impact Investment Funds for Frontier Markets in Southeast Asia: Creating a Platform for Institutional Capital, High-Quality Foreign Direct Investment, and ...
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Press