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

Upcoming FMG events, Michaelmas term 2016:


5 December: Public Lecture

What Now? after Brexit, after Trump and after the resignation, economic and financial policies to lift Bulgaria's growth prospects

Speaker: Eva Paunova

Economic growth in Eastern Europe has been lethargic after the Eurozone crisis, with growth rates at half pre-2009 levels. What can be done to reverse this trend?

18:00 - 20:00, room OLD 3.21, LSE


LSE Growth Commission Evidence Sessions

In January 2017 the Commission will publish a second Report of its Growth Manifesto, providing recommendations in the four areas of: relationship with the EU, the future of the City of London, the role of industrial policy, and new developments in labour markets. Once again the Commission will draw on evidence given in public session by leading players, policymakers and stakeholders in the UK economy, a strong team of researchers at LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance and the latest data available informing their inquiries.

6 December:  Evidence Session 4: Finance & the City of London
Speakers include:  David Miles (Imperial); Huw Evans (ABI); Charlie Bean (LSE); Jenny Tooth (UKBAA); Adam Jackson (Grant Thornton); Angus Canvin (Investment Association); Lindsey Naylor (Oliver Wyman); Peter Smith (Blockchain)
Overview: Is the UK’s financial system is set up to promote growth? What is the impact of Brexit on the city, and what policies are needed to ensure stable and safe credit supply?

Location: The Army and Navy (Rag) Club, 36 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5JN

If you would like to attend any of the forthcoming sessions, please email us at specifying which - please note that places are limited - we will contact you directly to confirm whether or not your request has been successful


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.