I have been actively involved in various projects promoting a new paradigm in economics and banking, based on a scientific research methodology, aiming at sustainable development in all sectors of society. One goal is to make the banking system more robust against financial crisis, less expensive for the tax payer, and more beneficial to local communites and society as a whole.

Linacre Banking Seminars

Banking and Sustainability - Michaelmas 2016

My topics: Banking & development: Washington Consensus vs. sustainable growth, Banking, ethics and sustainability, Banking and law: Is Banking legal?

Other speakers: Eoin Murray, Sir Vince Cable, Gaston Reinesch, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg


Time and date: 17:30 – 19.00, Michaelmas 2016

Venue: Tanner Room, Linacre College, St. Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3JA

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Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development

The Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development focuses on the link between the financial sector, and here in particular the banking system, and economic growth and development. The latter is interpreted in the broadest possible way, including and increasingly focusing on the sustainability aspect of both banking and development.

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Other affiliations

  • LocalFirst CIC

    Founding Chairman

    LocalFirst is a community interest company promoting the development of community banks and assisting with the implementation of a decentralised banking system across the UK, with the core values transparency, integrity and a strong focus on long-term relationships with customers. The benefits to the local community are given priority, which will also deliver better outcomes for society as a whole.

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  • Association for Research on Banking and the Economy


    I joined ARBE in 2014 in the role of convenor. The Association for Research on Banking and the Economy was established in 2014 and has since become a registered charity, focusing on education and research. The Association’s mission objectives are:

    • to advance the education of the public in general (and particularly those interested in the economy and society) on the subject of the economy
    • to promote scientific research for the public benefit in all aspects of that subject
    • to organise educational events

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  • European Conference on Banking and the Economy (ECOBATE)


    Since 2011, I’ve been organising the European Conference on Banking and the Economy (ECOBATE), which has been held regularly at Winchester Guildhall, featuring, among many others, Lord Adair Turner, Sir John Gieve, John Kay and The Right Hon Dr Vince Cable, MP.

    Since the first conference, the ECOBATE events have been covering important topics on how banks affect the economy and all of us. The unique format has been bringing together leading academics, business leaders and policy-makers, while being open to the general public and allowing true open debate in the afternoon sessions.

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