Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Financial Analysis & Policy (CFAP)
AB (Cornell Univ.), MSc (Univ. of Oxford), MPhil (Univ. of Cambridge), PhD (Univ. of London)
Professor Kern Alexander was appointed to the Chair of Law and Finance at the University of Zurich in 2009. Since 2005, he has headed the Financial Regulation project at the Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy, University of Cambridge. He was also an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Senior Research Fellow in International Political Economy and Law (2006-2009) and was a joint investigator on the ESRC World Economy and Finance Programme's research project 'The Legal and Economic Aspects of Sovereign Debt Finance'. He has led academic research grants from the UK ESRC, the European Commission and the European Parliament. He was educated at Cornell, Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Professor Alexander has served as an adviser to the British Government and the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. He is a Member of the European Parliament's Expert Panel on Financial Services. In August 2011, he was appointed Specialist Adviser to the UK Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on the Financial Services Bill 2012.
In 2008 and 2009, he gave oral and written evidence on several occasions to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs on UK and European financial legislation and regulation. In July 2006 he gave oral and written evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs on the "The Impact of Economic Sanctions"; and in November 2006 was invited to give oral and written evidence to the European Parliament's Special Committee on 'the Crisis at the Equitable Life Assurance Society'. Since the 1990s, he has advised central banks and national banking and securities regulators in both developed and developing countries on issues related to prudential regulation of banking and securities markets.
Professor Alexander was a Senior Research Fellow in Financial Regulation at Cambridge Judge Business School (2001-2006) and Lecturer in International Economics and Law at the Cambridge Centre of International Studies (2004-2006). He was a Research Fellow in International Financial Regulation at the Cambridge Centre for Business Research (1997-2001). He was Swiss National Science Foundation Senior Research Fellow in Global Financial Governance at the Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut, University of Zurich (2006-2007). He was Professor of Law and Finance at University of London Queen Mary (2008-2009).
International and European financial regulation (Basel III and CRD); interaction between macro- and micro-prudential regulation; the historical development of the International Financial Institutions (BIS and IMF); the economic and legal aspects of financial regulation and its impact on bank corporate governance; the development of globalised financial markets and its impact on the regulatory strategies of global financial institutions.
Kern Alexander is a member of the Finance & Accounting subject group.