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The Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality
Financial Markets Group
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE, UK

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Dimitri Vayanos

Tel:  +44 (0)207 852 3502
Email: cmdcentre.fmg@lse.ac.uk




The Paul Woolley Centre for the study of capital market dysfunctionality

The Paul Woolley Centre is based in the LSE Financial Markets Group and produces high-quality research relating to understanding the workings of capital markets and the social efficiency of allocations achieved in these markets.
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CALL FOR PAPERS: 9th Annual Paul Woolley Centre Conference

We are now accepting submissions for the annual Paul Woolley Centre Conference, which will take place on 6 & 7 June 2016, on the themes of Contracts and organisational structure; Market frictions and asset prices; Allocative efficiency and the macro-economy; and Policy implications.

Deadline for submission of papers: 15 March 2016. More details.


ArticleA new contract for growth

Short-termism may be caused by the way investors employ fund managers

The Economist,  August 2015


8th Annual Paul Woolley Centre Conference

The 8th annual Conference of the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality took place at the London School of Economics on 4-5 June 2015, providing an excellent opportunity to disseminate research and stimulate new ideas. More information.



Article: The Morning Risk Report: How Activist Wolf Packs Work

Wall Street Journal,  February 2015


First BIS research network meeting

On 9-10 September 2014 the Paul Woolley Centre jointly organised the first BIS research network meeting on banking and asset management.  Held in Basel, the event was attended by researchers from academia and central banks. The theme was banking and asset management, and it explored the interaction between capital and liquidity regulation, the channel of adjustment of bank capital to the new Basel III environment; leverage ratio pro-cyclicality, asset management flows and equilibrium prices.

Prof Vayanos elected to the British Academy

We are delighted to announce that Prof Dimitri Vayanos (Director of the Paul Woolley Centre and Professor of Finance, LSE) has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Each year, the British Academy elects into its Fellowship UK-based scholars who are highly distinguished academics and who are recognised for their outstanding research and work across the humanities and social sciences. Prof Vayanos is one of only 42 new Fellows elected this year, 4 of whom are from LSE.

For earlier announcements please see the Paul Woolley Centre news pages.

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