Colin Mayer

Saïd Business School; St Edmund Hall, Oxford and CEPR

Colin Mayer is Peter Moores Dean of the Saïd Business School, Professor of Management Studies and Professorial Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

Mayer has been at the Saïd Business School since its inception in 1994 and was its first professor – the Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies. He has built an international reputation in the field of finance and has published widely on corporate finance, taxation and governance. He has served on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals and was instrumental in creating the largest and most 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 has held visiting fellowships at Stanford, MIT and Brussels University (ULB), where he was the first Leo Goldschmidt Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance. He is a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute and an Honorary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford.

Mayer is Chairman of Oxera Holdings Ltd 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.

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