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FMG Events

With numerous seminar series, high-profile conferences, public lectures and specialised workshops, the FMG is the focal point of the School’s research communication with the business, policy-making and academic finance communities.

Forthcoming events can be viewed below. Alternatively, you can view past events from this academic year and download papers where available.

For information on earlier events and copies of associated papers, please email

Upcoming FMG events


27 February: London Financial Regulation Seminar

Optimising Pay Regulations to Correct for Too-Big-To-Fail

Speaker: John Thanassoulis (Warwick Business School)

5:45 - 7:15pm, Room OLD 3.21, Old Building, LSE


27 February: Public Lecture (free and open to all,  but registration is required - email

Europe's Growth Challenge

Speaker: Simeon Djankov

In the wake of the Great Recession, Europe’s economy has stagnated to a considerable degree – greater even than that of the United
States. More information.

7:45pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE


28 February: Public Lecture (free and open to all,  but registration is required - email

Financing Growth In Bulgaria

Speaker: Delyan Dobrev

As in much of Eastern Europe, Bulgaria’s growth rate after the Eurozone crisis has remained at half the previous growth rate. Efforts to increase economic prospects rely primarily on finding new ways to finance innovation and entrepreneurship.

7pm, room CLM 6.02, Clement House, LSE

Carsten Kengeter

3 March: Public Event (free and open to all)

The Great Rift: economic theory and financial disasters…how can we fix the future? 

Speaker: Carsten Kengeter  (CEO of Deutsche Börse AG)

Nearly a decade on, the catastrophe of the global financial crisis still defines the political and economic landscape. Should we have seen it coming? Could it have been avoided? Mr Kengeter will examine these questions and their implications both for the foundations of economic theory, and for the structure of contemporary financial institutions. More information.

6:30pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE


6 March: London Financial Regulation Seminar

Macroprudential Policy Making in Practice: The Swiss Experience

Speaker: Jean-Pierre Danthine (Paris School of Economics)

5:45 - 7:15pm, Room OLD 3.21, Old Building, LSE

Dr Daniel Paravisini

7 March: Public Lecture (free and open to all)

Culture, Discrimination, and Economic Exchange

Speaker: Daniel Paravisini

A discussion of the challenges in establishing whether, and through which mechanism, culture may affect economic exchange. More information.

6:30pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE


13 March: London Financial Regulation Seminar

Speaker: Kevin James (Financial Conduct Authority)

5:45 - 7:15pm, Room OLD 3.21, Old Building, LSE


1-2 June 2017:  10th Annual Paul Woolley Centre Conference

The annual Paul Woolley Centre Conference continues to provide an excellent opportunity to disseminate research and stimulate new ideas by bringing together leading researchers working on the broad themes of contracts and organisational structure, market frictions and asset prices, allocative efficiency and the macro-economy, and policy implications.

Now accepting papers. Deadline for submission: 15th March 2017.
Read more.


19-21 June 2017: FTG London 2017 Conference

The Financial Markets Group and the Finance Theory Group (FTG) will hold a joint conference covering theoretical work on “The effects of financial frictions in firms, capital markets, and the real economy.” The conference will take place at the London School of Economics from June 19th - 21st, 2017.

The deadline for submissions and applications is 15th March 2017. Read more and apply for a place.