Professor Kern Alexander

Senior Research Fellow in Financial Services Law and Regulation
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AB (Honours) Cornell University; MPhil/MA University of Cambridge
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Kern Alexander is Professor of Banking and Financial Market Regulation at the University of Zurich and is Senior Research Fellow in Financial Regulation at the Centre for Risk Studies, University of Cambridge. He is a lawyer and economist with a research focus on the regulation of systemic risk in financial markets. His academic publications include co-author of the first book to analyse critically the international and European regulation of systemic risk in financial markets (Global Governance of Financial Systems (OUP 2006) with Dhumale and Eatwell). He is also the author of Economic Sanctions: Law and Public Policy (Macmillan, 2009) providing a comprehensive analysis of the regulatory and governance aspects of economic and financial sanctions. He has written extensively on UK market abuse and insider law and regulation, and is co-editor of the Research Handbook on International Financial Regulation (Elgar, 2012 with Dhumale) and co-editor with N. Moloney of Law Reform and Financial Markets (2011, Elgar).

He has authored many academic articles on EU and UK banking law and regulation.

In addition, he has authored or co-authored twelve commissioned reports for the European Parliament on EU financial regulation and the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis. He was a Member of the Expert Panel on Financial Services for the European Parliament (2009-2014). He was Specialist Advisor to the British Parliament's Joint Select Committee on the Financial Services 2012 (2011-2012).


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