Biography

Thom Wetzer is an Associate Professor of Law and Finance at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Linacre College. He is the Founding Director of the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme. At Oxford, Thom is also affiliated with the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, 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, scientific, 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

Recent additions

Journal Article (5)

Internet Publication (1)

Chapter (1)

Research programmes

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

24 Feb 2021

Wednesday - 1:00PM

Unbundling Banking, Money, and Payments

Business Law Workshops

Speaker

Dan Awrey

Speaker Affiliation

Cornell Law School

Venue

Online via Zoom

17 Feb 2021

Wednesday - 1:00PM

Company Law — A Real Entity Theory

Business Law Workshops

Speaker

Eva Micheler

Speaker Affiliation

London School of Economics, Department of Law

Venue

Online via Zoom

10 Feb 2021

Wednesday - 1:00PM

The Bankruptcy Forum and Venue: Domestic and Cross-Border

Business Law Workshops

Speaker

Anthony Casey

Speaker Affiliation

University of Chicago Law School

Venue

Online via Zoom

03 Feb 2021

Wednesday - 1:00PM

Market Myopia’s Climate Bubble

Business Law Workshops

Speaker

Madison Condon

Speaker Affiliation

Boston University School of Law

Venue

Online via Zoom

27 Jan 2021

Wednesday - 1:00PM

The Related-Party Rules on the London Stock Exchange: What Actually Matters

Business Law Workshops

Speaker

Paul Davies

Speaker Affiliation

University of Oxford, Faculty of Law

Venue

Online via Zoom

20 Jan 2021

Wednesday - 1:00PM

Too Small to Succeed

Business Law Workshops

Speaker

Joshua C. Macey

Speaker Affiliation

University of Chicago Law School

Venue

Online via Zoom

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

Research projects