CGF Seminar Series

The CGF Seminar Series provides a platform for speakers to present their work to an audience of fellow academics and students of Finance and Management. These seminars are open to members of SOAS and the wider academic community.

The seminars are supported by three research projects and programme:

  1. AXA Chair in Global Finance research programme supported by the AXA Research Fund;

  2. The DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) Call 3 under research grant ESRC Ref ES/N013344/2; and

  3. The ESRC-NSFC research project, ESRC Ref  ES/P005241/1

Seminars are normally held on Wednesdays at 13:00 -15:00 in SOAS University of London. The venue for each seminar is stated in the published schedule. 

Lunch (sandwiches) and refreshments are provided.

CGF Seminar Series 2019/2020 Schedule

Date Speaker Title Room
25/09/2019 Victor Murinde, SOAS University of London Did post-crisis government bailouts reduce systemic risk in European banks? Cayley room, De Morgan House
02/10/2019 Roman Matousek, Queen Mary University of London Financial centres’ competitiveness and economic convergence: evidence from the EU regions S314
09/10/2019 Hideaki Sakawa and Naoki Watanabel, Nagoya City University, Japan Main bank relationships and risk-taking in Japanese listed firms S314
16/10/2019 Désiré Kanga, SOAS University of London How has the rise of pan-African banks impacted on bank stability in WAEMU? S314
23/10/2019 Helen Lawton Smith, Birkbeck, University of London Oxford and Grenoble: twin cities in divergent pathways S314
30/10/2019 Godfrey Charles-Cadogan, University of Leicester Consumption-based time varying risk aversion with loss aversion to rare disasters S314
13/11/2019 Sarah Bracking, King’s College London Financialisation, valuation and governance in the climate change panopticon S314
20/11/2019 Andrew Urquhart, ICMA Centre, Henley Business School Is Bitcoin a hedge or safe haven for currencies? (TBC) S314
27/11/2019 Christine Oughton, SOAS University of London A financial systems resilience index for South Africa: joining the twin peaks S314
04/12/2019 Eunsuk Hong, SOAS University of London Multinational enterprises, cross-border M&A deals, and their performance: a regional perspective S314
11/12/2019 Yener Altunbas, Bangor University Bank regulation reconsidered (TBC) S314
08/01/2020 Thorsten Beck, Cass Business School Payments instruments (TBC) S314
15/01/2020 Muhammed-Shahid Ebrahim, Durham University Critical Islamic finance S314
22/01/2020 Emily Jones, University of Oxford The politics of banking regulation in developing countries: risk and reputation S314
29/01/2020 Maggie Chen, Cardiff University Does the market turn inefficient when people are irrational? A study on market returns and news sentiment using information entropy S314
05/02/2020 Kent Matthews, Cardiff University Relationship banking, trust and SME financing in the UK (TBC) S314
19/02/2020 Eugene Nivorozhkin, University College London The systemic risk in Chinese banking system S314
26/02/2020 Nir Vulkan, Saïd Business School, Oxford Equity crowdfunding: A good idea? S314
04/03/2020 Kemi Yekini, SOAS University of London Fraud interpretation and disclaimer audit opinion (TBC) S314
11/03/2020 Ciaran Driver, SOAS University of London Trade liberalization and South African manufacturing: Looking back with data S314
18/03/2020 Pasquale Scaramozzino, SOAS University of London Fiscal consolidation, balance sheet recession, interest rates and bank lending S314
22/04/2020 Ayse Demir, SOAS University of London Confidence in finance TBC
29/04/2020 Sushanta Mallick, Queen Mary University of London Is financial inclusion good for banks? TBC
06/05/2020 Laurence Harris, SOAS University of London The information content about future inflation within South Africa's sovereign yield spread TBC
13/05/2020 Junhong Yang, SOAS University of London Brexit and market reaction (TBC) TBC
20/05/2020 Sunil Poshakwale, Cranfield School of Management Do women on board add value TBC
27/05/2020 Alberto Asquer, SOAS University of London Uncertainty, institutions and regulatory responses to emerging technologies: the case of CRISPR Gene Editing in the US and the EU (2012-2019) TBC
10/06/2020 Bassam Fattouh, SOAS University of London TBC TBC

*The seminar schedule might be subject to changes. Please follow our weekly seminar announcement for accurate information. Alternatively, you can join the CGF mailing list to receive timely seminar updates.