Thom Wetzer is a DPhil candidate in Law and Finance at the University of Oxford, the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance, and the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, working under the supervision of Luca Enriques and Alan D. Morrison. He is also a Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Global Economic Governance Programme at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Governance.    

His research examines incentive misalignments and the role of law in mitigating them, with a particular focus on misalignments that generate systemic risk in financial systems. His work combines traditional legal scholarship with financial and empirical analysis. In his dissertation, Thom studies the intrafirm structure of global systemically important banks and its relation to the systemic risk these institutions generate. Thom also conducts research on models of financial contagion and systemic risk.    

Thom has been a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School, Yale University, and Berkeley Law School, and is currently a visiting academic at the Bank of England and an academic consultant at the European Central Bank. He has worked at the European Commission, Goldman Sachs, and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, was the founding associate editor of the Oxford Business Law Blog, and is a ‘Global Shaper’ at the World Economic Forum. He holds an MSc in Law and Finance from Oxford as well as a BA(Hons) in Law and Economics and an LLB in Law from Utrecht University.   


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

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