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Professor Colin Mayer

Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies
Said Business School, University of Oxford
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Colin Mayer, Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Said Business School, University of Oxford
Founder member of the ECGI : ECGI Board member : ECGI Fellow (2002) :

Biography    
Colin Mayer is the Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, and Professorial Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford. He is an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford and of St Anne’s College, Oxford. He is an Ordinary Member of the Competition Appeal Tribunal and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

Mayer was the first professor at the Saïd Business School in 1994 and was the Peter Moores Dean of the Business School between 2006 and 2011. He has served on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals and assisted in establishing the prestigious networks of economics, law and finance academics in Europe at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)). He was a Harkness Fellow at Harvard University, a Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England, the first Leo Goldschmidt Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance at the Solvay Business School, Université de Bruxelles, and has had visiting positions at MIT and Stanford Universities.

Mayer was a director of Oxera between 1986 and 2010 and was instrumental in building the firm into what is now one of the largest independent economics consultancies in the UK. He has consulted for numerous large firms and for governments, regulators and international agencies around the world.

Mayer researches in the fields of corporate finance, governance, regulation and taxation. He has worked on international comparisons of financial systems and corporate governance and their effects on the financing and control of corporations.

Research Interests
Corporate finance
Corporate governance
Corporate taxation
Regulation of financial institutions

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
The Ownership of Japanese Corporations in the 20th Century ECGI Finance Working Paper 410/2014 February 2014
Taxation and Regulation of Banks to Manage Systemic Risk ECGI Finance Working Paper 341/2013 January 2013
Regulatory Sanctions and Reputational Damage in Financial Markets ECGI Finance Working Paper 300/2010 November 2010
Principles of Financial Regulation ECGI Law Working Paper 277/2014 December 2014
Returns to Shareholder Activism: Evidence from a Clinical Study of the Hermes U.K. Focus Fund ECGI Finance Working Paper 138/2006 December 2006
The Origins of the German Corporation - Finance, Ownership and Control ECGI Finance Working Paper 110/2005 August 2005 This Working Paper is based upon a draft prepared for the Sloan Project on Business Institutions/Anton Philips Fund Conference on International Markets and Corporate Governance (Washington DC, October 2005) organised by Georgetown University Law Center and Tilburg University Faculty of Law.
Race to the Top or Bottom? Corporate Governance, Freedom of Reincorporation and Competition in Law ECGI Finance Working Paper 090/2005 July 2005
Where Do Firms Incorporate? Deregulation and the Cost of Entry ECGI Law Working Paper 070/2006 Revised August 2007 This Working Paper is based upon a draft prepared for the Sloan Project on Business Institutions/Anton Philips Fund Conference on International Markets and Corporate Governance (Washington DC, October 2005) organised by Georgetown University Law Center and Tilburg University Faculty of Law.
Spending Less Time with the Family: The Decline of Family Ownership in the UK ECGI Finance Working Paper 035/2004 January 2004
Ownership: Evolution and Regulation ECGI Finance Working Paper 009/2003 January 2003 (Revised December 2004) Winner of the 2004 ECGI Clinical Paper Competition Joint winner of the 2005 Standard Life Investments Finance Prize (Best paper in the Finance Working Paper series)

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