Finance and Investment: The European Case


20 Mar 2018 12:00


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The Centre for Economic Policy Research and the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) invite you to the book launch of: Finance and Investment: The European Case, presented by Colin Mayer (Saïd Business School, Oxford University and CEPR)
This book is the product of a two-year research programme entitled Restarting European Long-Term Investment Finance (RELTIF) organised by Assonime and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London. 
The programme brought together leading researchers from across the world to consider the causes for the persistently low level of investment in Europe, to examine the extent to which the financial system was a contributory factor and to identify possible policy remedies for it. It considered the relation of finance to corporate sector investment, the lending behaviour of banks, the provision of equity financing, the role of public sector institutions, regulation and taxation. 
The chapters in this volume provide one of the most comprehensive and thorough analyses of any financial system that has been undertaken to date. They reflect a large body of research using new and existing data sets, employing advanced empirical tools, and exploiting the unique insights provided by the tumultuous events of the financial and sovereign debt crises. Together they comprise an exceptional body of knowledge to advance academic thinking and guide policy formulation in the future.
Colin Mayer is the Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. He is a Professorial Fellow of Wadham College, and an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College and St Anne’s College. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Centre for Economic Policy Research, the European Corporate Governance Institute, and the Royal Society of Arts. He is a member of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal and the UK Government Natural Capital Committee.
Colin was the Peter Moores Dean of the Saïd Business School between 2006 and 2011, and the first Director of the Oxford Financial Research Centre between 1998 and 2005. He was a Harkness Fellow at Harvard University, a Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England, the first Leo Goldschmidt Visiting Professor at the Solvay Business School, Université de Bruxelles, and has had visiting positions at Columbia, MIT and Stanford universities.
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