The Midlands has one of the lowest levels of productivity in the UK, leading to a potential loss of up to £20 billion to the region each year, a new report shows.
Finance and Markets
A well-established and strong area for the School, Finance and Markets is undergoing a rapid revolution from cryptocurrencies, to the emergence of Fintech and open banking.
Our Finance and Markets research covers these new areas plus subjects ranging from asset pricing, macroeconomics and financial markets to central banking, corporate finance and private equity.
Our MSc Finance and BSc Accounting & Finance courses are highly ranked both in the UK and globally, with academics from all over the world attracted to the School’s world-class research in the area. WBS has a strong relationship with the Bank of England, establishing research partnerships and collaborating to develop highly relevant Masters courses to train future central bankers across the world.
Stablecoins could be backed by central banks as a short cut to a Central Bank Digital Currency, the Gillmore Centre Policy Forum heard.
The collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX exchange has shook the cryptocurrency world. Ganesh Viswanath-Natraj, Assistant Professor of Finance, looks at what can be done to stop another one.
Nigel Driffield explains how countries can attract the right investment to attract the right talent without harming local companies.
Ganesh Viswanath-Natraj assesses the future for sterling after the chaos caused by the UK Government's 'mini-budget'.
Constantinos Antoniou explains how behavioural finance is vital for central bankers if they are to truly understand the economy and markets and how their policies will affect them.
Nigel Driffield is part of a research group designed to deliver the UK Government's levelling up plan, but they have found holes in Boris Johnson's grand strategy.
The cryptocurrency crash is a painful reminder in the market risks and the need for regulation. Ganesh Viswanath-Natraj looks at the approaches governments could take.
Trumps rambling, ranting approach to Twitter during his presidency shows how one person's tweets can influence currency markets, warns Arie Gozluklu.