Alan Morrison

Professor of Law and Finance at Said Business School

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Said Business School

Alan Morrison is Professor of Law and Finance at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Merton College. He is currently Head of the FAME Group at Saïd Business School. A former banker, his areas of expertise include bank regulation, investment banking, bank supervision and corporate governance.

Alan’s work is concerned with two aspects of the financial sector. First, he studies the regulation of banks and its effects upon real economic activity; second, he is interested in the institutions that support the financial system and the way that they are altered by legal and technological changes. He is co-author, with William J. Wilhelm, Jr., of Investment Banking: Institutions, Politics, and Law. He publishes frequently in leading journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Finance.

Alan is an Associate Member of the Oxford Man Institute of Quantitative Finance. He is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London. He has served as specialist advisor to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee and as a consultant to the World Bank, and has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Since joining Saïd Business School in 2000, Alan has made a substantial contribution to the design and delivery of its teaching programmes. He has served as Director of the MSc in Financial Economics and the Diploma in Financial Strategy. He has designed and taught core and elective courses on the MBA, EMBA, MSc in Law and Finance and MSc in Financial Economics, and is the creator and Director of the Oxford Finance Programme for Senior Executives.

Alan holds a BA in Mathematics and a DPhil in Finance from the University of Oxford, and an MSc in Information Technology from Imperial College, London. Before taking his MSc and DPhil degrees, he worked in the City of London, firstly at Morgan Grenfell, and latterly at S.G. Warburg, where he was Director of Division.

Areas of expertise include:

  • bank regulation
  • bank supervision
  • Capital Regulation, Information and Incentives
  • Organisational Forms in Banking
  • Institutions and Legal Structures in Banking
  • investment banking
  • corporate governance

 

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