Biography

Thom Wetzer is an Associate Professor of Law and Finance at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Linacre College. At Oxford, he is also affiliated with the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance, and the Global Economic Governance Programme at the Blavatnik School of Government. 

His research examines how law and finance can enable collaboration and coordination to improve outcomes, with a particular focus on financial regulation, corporate governance, models of financial contagion and systemic risk, and climate risk. His work combines traditional legal scholarship with financial and empirical analysis, and has been published or is forthcoming in ScienceThe Journal of Corporation Law, and the Journal of Corporate Law Studies. Thom actively collaborates with policymakers and practitioners, and is currently a Visiting Academic at the Bank of England and an Academic Consultant at the European Central Bank. 

Before joining the Faculty, Thom worked towards a DPhil in Law and Finance and an MSc in Law and Finance at the University of Oxford and received both a BA(Hons) in Law and Economics and an LLB in Dutch Law from Utrecht University. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School, Yale University, and Berkeley Law School, and has worked at the European Commission, Goldman Sachs, and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. In 2014, Thom was recognised as a ‘Global Shaper’ by the World Economic Forum. 

Thom tweets about his work @ThomWetzer

Publications

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Research Interests

  • Law and Finance
  • Financial Regulation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Models of Financial Contagion and Systemic Risk
  • Climate Risk

Events organised by Thom Wetzer

Past events

02 Dec 2020

Wednesday - 12:30PM

TBD

Business Law Workshops

Speaker

TBD

Venue

Online via Zoom

25 Nov 2020

Wednesday - 12:30PM

Common ownership, competition, and top management incentives

Business Law Workshops

Speaker

Zohar Goshen

Speaker Affiliation

Columbia Law School

Venue

Online via Zoom

18 Nov 2020

Wednesday - 12:30PM

Mechanisms of Common Ownership

Business Law Workshops

Speaker

Martin Schmalz

Speaker Affiliation

Saïd Business School

Venue

Online via Zoom

11 Nov 2020

Wednesday - 12:30PM

Insider Trading and Macroeconomic Risk

Business Law Workshops

Speaker

Alessandro Romano

Speaker Affiliation

Bocconi Law

Venue

Online via Zoom

04 Nov 2020

Wednesday - 12:30PM

Indirect Investor Protection

Business Law Workshops

Speaker

Holger Spamann

Speaker Affiliation

Harvard Law School

Venue

Online via Zoom

28 Oct 2020

Wednesday - 12:30PM

Contractual Complexity in Debt Agreements: The Case of EBITDA

Business Law Workshops

Speaker

Elisabeth De Fontenay

Speaker Affiliation

Duke University School of Law

Venue

Online via Zoom

21 Oct 2020

Wednesday - 12:30PM

Taming the Corporate Leviathan: Codetermination and the Democratic State

Business Law Workshops

Speaker

Jens Dammann & Horst Eidenmüller

Speaker Affiliation

University of Texas School of Law & Oxford Law

Venue

Online via Zoom

14 Oct 2020

Wednesday - 12:30PM

Veil Peeking: The Corporation as a Nexus for Regulation

Business Law Workshops

Speaker

Mariana Pargendler

Speaker Affiliation

Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School, NYU Law School

Venue

Online via Zoom

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