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An inter-disciplinary and inter-collegiate group of experts specialising in financial regulation will be holding a regular series of seminars, and more occasional conferences, on topics relating to this field. 

To help us ensure that all delegates attending the seminar/workshop are able to participate fully, please le us know about any special requirements you have by emailing FMG@lse.ac.uk|. Unless otherwise stated meetings take place on Mondays  in R405, 4th Floor, Lionel Robbins building at LSE between 5.45pm to 7.15pm.  Enter the Library building through the side door on Portugal Street, and take the elevator to the 4th floor, see map|.  Drinks will be served afterwards.  Unless otherwise stated there are no papers available for these events.

Michaelmas Term 2014

29 September 2014: P. Demetriades (University of Leicester) 
Lessons for Financial Regulation and Supervision from Cyprus

Professor Demetriades holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge and BA and MA degrees, also in Economics, from the University of Essex. His academic career spans a period of 25 years, during which time he served as Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus and member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.

20 October 2014: David Vines (Balliol College), Nick Morris and Sue Jaffer**
Restoring Trust in the Financial System

David Vines is Professor of Economics, and a Fellow of Balliol College, at the University of Oxford. He is also Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Australian National University, and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. His research interests are in macroeconomics, including financial frictions, fiscal and monetary interactions, and financial crisis.

3 November 2014: Robert Aliber (University of Chicago)
The post-1971 international monetary arrangement is dysfunctional: the source of turbulence is the large variability in cross border investment inflows

10 November 2014: Financial Regulation Committee Conference, (H. Benink and R. Lastra). More details available here|.

10 November 2014:
  A. Orphanides (MIT)
Reconstructing Europe: Beyond the Politics of Disintegration - Slides| [pdf]

Professor Orphanides is a Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research interests are on central banking, finance, and political economy.

Some papers of his that form the background of this seminar include: 
“The Euro Area Crisis: Politics Over Economics”
|and “European Headwind: ECB Policy and Fed Normalization”.|

24 November 2014: David Bholat (Bank of England) and Robleh Ali (Bank of England)
Alternatives Cubed: Alternative currencies, payment systems and finance providers

Dr David Bholat works in the Advanced Analytics Division at the Bank of England. Advanced Analytics is at the forefront of helping the Bank make creative use of new data sources and big data techniques to promote the public good.

Robleh Ali leads the digital currencies work at the Bank of England. His main interest is how technology can be used to improve the financial system and his articles on this subject can be found at the Bank’s website.

** Please note that this seminar will take place on Monday 20th October, and not the 27th as previously advertised.



Revisions to the programme may take place and these will be identified through this website.

The London Financial Regulation seminar series gratefully acknowledges financial support from the AXA Research Fund.