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, working under the supervision of Luca Enriques and Alan D. Morrison. Thom is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Yale Program on Financial Stability at Yale University. In 2016-2017, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Berkeley School of Law

His DPhil research focuses on the regulation of systemically important financial institutions (“SIFIs”), particularly global systemically important banks (“G-SIBs”), and the effects of such regulation on the (re)organisation of the banking sector and systemic risk. In addition, Thom conducts research in the areas of system-wide financial stress tests and models of financial stability. 

Thom holds a BA(Hons) in Law and Economics from University College Utrecht (partially completed at UC Berkeley and the Berkeley School of Law), an LLB in Dutch Law from Utrecht University, and an MSc in Law and Finance from the University of Oxford. His professional experience includes work for the European Commission (DG FISMA) (Brussels), Goldman Sachs (London) and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (Amsterdam & New York). Since 2014 he is a "Global Shaper" at the World Economic Forum. Thom was the founding associate editor of the Oxford Business Law Blog

Research programmes

Research Interests

  • Law and Finance
  • Systemic Risk and Externalities
  • Systemically Important Financial Institutions
  • Financial Regulation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Law

Research projects