Kirchmaier, Tom

Dr Tom Kirchmaier  

Department

Position held

Experience keywords:

Understanding and optimising organisations using large firm level datasets ('Big Data'); corporate governance; law and finance; policing

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I am an entrepreneurial academic interested in using large firm level datasets in improving the productivity and effectiveness of firms (both financial and non-financial) and other public organisations, and to provide practical use cases to operationalise our findings (also called 'Big Data'). I strongly believe that we are currently at a managerial inflection point, where technological progress (new data sources and integrated information technologies) will have a profound impact on how we manage organisations, and incentivise people. Objective and semi-automated foundations of decision making will increase efficiencies, reduce waste, and give us new products. To this end I currently exploit large datasets on policing, corporate boards, automotive supply chains, retail, and pricing.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Banking; Policy and Regulatory Bodies; Public Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Global; UK

Languages:

German [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press; Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 207 955 6854

Publications

2017

Kirchmaier, Thomas and de Gauna de Santiago, Nerea Ruiz (2017) Data on electricity demand shows a slowdown in manufacturing post-Brexit LSE Business Review (17 Jan 2017) Blog entry

Battiston, Diego and Blanes i Vidal, Jordi and Kirchmaier, Thomas (2017) Is distance dead? Face-to-face communication and productivity in teams CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP1473. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Blanes i Vidal, Jordi and Kirchmaier, Tom (2017) The effect of police response time on crime clearance rates Review of Economic Studies. ISSN 0034-6527

2016

Gerner-Beuerle, Carsten and Kirchmaier, Thomas (2016) Shareholders’ votes on CEO pay focus mostly on top-line figures LSE Business Review (5 May 2016) Blog entry

Adams, Renée B. and Kirchmaier, Thomas (2016) Women on boards in finance and STEM industries American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 106 (5). 1-6. ISSN 0002-8282

Ferreira, Daniel and Kershaw, David and Kirchmaier, Tom and Schuster, Edmund (2016) Measuring management insulation from shareholder pressure LSE Law, Society and Economy Working Paper Series, Working Paper No. 01/2016. London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Law, London, UK.

2015

Vidal, Jordi Blanes I and Kirchmaier, Tom (2015) The effect of police response time on crime detection CEP Discussion Paper, No. 1376. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2013

Ferreira, Daniel and Kirchmaier, Thomas (2013) Corporate boards in Europe: size, independence and genderdiversity In: Belcredi, Massimo and Ferrarini, Guido, (eds.) Boards and Shareholders in European Listed Companies: Facts, Context and Post-Crisis Reforms. International Corporate Law and Financial Market Regulation. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 191-224. ISBN 9781107040564

Ferreira, Daniel and Kershaw, David and Kirchmaier, Thomas and Schuster, Edmund-Philipp (2013) Shareholder empowerment and bank bailouts Finance working papers, 345/2013. European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), Brussels, Belgium.

2012

Kershaw, David and Kirchmaier, Thomas and Schuster, Edmund (2012) The incentives of senior bank managers need to be altered in order to make them more risk averse British Politics and Policy at LSE (17 Jul 2012) Blog entry

2009

Grant, Jeremy and Kirchmaier, Thomas and Kirshner, Jodie A. (2009) Financial tunnelling and the mandatory bid rule European Business Organization Law Review, 10 (2). 233-253. ISSN 1566-7529

2008

Kirchmaier, Thomas (2008) Wiping DT's board clean [opinion & editorial] Wall Street Journal Europe (3 July). ISSN 0921-9986

Kirchmaier, Thomas and Grant, Jeremy (2008) Shining the light on secret takeover battles [opinion & editorial] Wall Street Journal Europe (21 Aug). ISSN 0921-9986

Kirchmaier, Thomas and Grant, Jeremy (2008) Regeln für die Anschleicher [kommentar] Financial Times Deutschland (2 Sept). ISSN 1615-4118

Owen, Geoffrey and Kirchmaier, Thomas (2008) The changing role of the chairman European Business Organization Law Review, 9 (2). 187-213. ISSN 1566-7529

Kirchmaier, Thomas and Stathopoulos, Konstantinos (2008) From fiction to fact: the impact of CEO social networks Discussion paper, 608. Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2006

Kirchmaier, Thomas and Owen, Geoffrey (2006) The outsider at the controls Financial Times (16 Mar). ISSN 0307-1766

Kirchmaier, Thomas and Grant, Jeremy and Bienz, Carsten (2006) The corporate governance of private equity In: Grant, Jeremy and Bassi, I., (eds.) Structuring European Private Equity. Euromoney Books, London, UK, 70-85. ISBN 9781843742623

Owen, Geoffrey and Kirchmaier, Thomas and Grant, Jeremy (2006) Corporate governance in the US and Europe: where are we now? Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9781403998668

Kirchmaier, Thomas and Selvaggi, Mariano (2006) The dark side of 'good' corporate governance: compliance-fuelled book-cooking activities Discussion paper, 559. Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Kirchmaier, Thomas and Kollo, Michael G. (2006) The role of prestige and networks in outside director appointment Discussion paper: Corporate Governance Series 002, 582. Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2005

Grant, Jeremy and Kirchmaier, Thomas (2005) Corporate control in Europe Corporate Ownership and Control, 2 (2). 65-76. ISSN 1727-9232

Kirchmaier, Thomas and Grant, Jeremy (2005) Financial tunnelling and the revenge of the insider system: how to circumvent the new European corporate governance legislation FMG discussion paper, 536. Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Kirchmaier, Thomas and Grant, Jeremy (2005) Corporate ownership structure and performance in Europe European Management Review, 2 (3). 231-245. ISSN 1740-4762

2004

Kirchmaier, Thomas and Grant, Jeremy (2004) It's all cosmetic: reform in Germany is only skin-deep [commentary] Wall Street Journal Europe, Jan. ISSN 0921-9986

Kirchmaier, Thomas and Grant, Jeremy (2004) Who governs?: corporate ownership and control structures in Europe SSRN working paper, Social Science Research Network.

Grant, Jeremy and Kirchmaier, Thomas (2004) Corporate ownership structure and performance in Europe CEPDP, 631. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753017571

2003

Kirchmaier, Thomas (2003) Is "ni un paso atras!" the best way forward? Daily Journal, Caracas. ISSN 1317-3561

Kirchmaier, Thomas (2003) Consumers and car manufacturers: is Europe's motor distribution system fair? European Business Forum, 13 (Spring). ISSN 1469-6460

Kirchmaier, Thomas (2003) Corporate restructuring of British and German non-financial firms in the late 1990s European Management Journal, 21 (4). 409-420. ISSN 0263-2373

Kirchmaier, Thomas (2003) Corporate restructuring and firm performance of British and German non-financial firms CEPDP, 582. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753016435

Kirchmaier, Thomas (2003) The performance effects of European demergers CEPDP, 566. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753016265

2001

Kirchmaier, Thomas (2001) Creating value when less is more Financial Times. ISSN 0307-1766

Kirchmaier, Thomas (2001) Corporate demergers: or is divorce more attractive than marriage? Centrepiece, 6 (1). 14-17. ISSN 1362-3761

2000

Kirchmaier, Thomas and Owen, Geoffrey (2000) Towards tighter central control Financial Times. 15-15. ISSN 0307-1766

Kirchmaier, Thomas (2000) Demergers - the way forward after M&A? European Business Forum (4 [Win). ISSN 1469-6460

Kirchmaier, Thomas and Owen, Geoffrey (2000) Globaler wettbewerb lässt die unterschiede schwinden Financial Times Deutschland. 39. ISSN 1615-4118

Owen, Geoffrey and Kirchmaier, Thomas (2000) Anglo-German convergence European Business Forum, 2 (Summer). ISSN 1469-6460

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