Biography

My research focuses on the London Interbank Offered Rate - or Libor - a global interest rate that is one of the most important benchmarks for financial products of all kinds, from complex derivatives to student loans.  Using Libor as a case study my work explores how financial benchmarks are encountered in practice by market participants, and how they govern financial decision-making.

I am interested in the social construction of money and financial markets and in particular the role of legal knowledge in framing and anchoring economic action.

Prior to starting my DPhil I spent several years practising as a competition lawyer, taking a sabbatical year in 2011-2012 to complete an MSc in Law, Anthropology and Society at the London School of Economics.  My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Laws from Newcastle University.

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