Academic Career

Academic Career

  • 2010 - present: Professorial Chair in Law and Finance, University of Zurich (tenured)
  • 2008 - 2010: Professor / Reader of Economics and Law, School of Law & Department of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London (tenured)
  • 2006 - 2008: Lecturer in International Economic Law, Centre of International Studies, and Senior Research Fellow in International Financial Regulation, Centre of Financial Analysis and Policy, University of Cambridge 
  • 2003 - 2006: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Warwick (tenured)
  • 2001 - 2004: Tutor and Supervisor in Economics and Law, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge
  • 2001 - 2004: Lecturer in International Economics, Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge
  • 1998 - 2001: Research Fellow, ESRC Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge

Affiliated Academic Appointments

Government Advisory Positions

  • 2016 - present: European Union Court of Auditors, subject expert: Banking Regulation and Bank Resolution
  • 2016 - present: G20 Secretariat: advisor on Banking Regulation and Environmental Sustainability
  • 2008 - present: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Advisor on financial services and trade 
  • 2009 - 2014: Member of the European Parliament’s Expert Panel on Financial Services
  • 2011 - 2012: UK Parliamentary Select Committee on the Financial Services Bill (2012), Specialist Advisor
  • 2007 - 2009: European Commission, Specialist consultant  on Technical Assistant project for Basel II implementation in China, bank corporate governance, and related capital market regulation
  • 2007 - 2008: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Specialist Advisor on economic sanctions: Invited oral and written advice to UK FCO & Sir John Sawers, then-UK Ambassador to the United Nations

Visiting Professorships

  • 2021 / 2022 (forthcoming): Appointment at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Autumn 2021: Sabbatical & Visiting Professorship at the Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg
  • 2020 (Jan-Mar): Visiting Professor of Global Law, Faculty of Law, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • 2013 (Jan-Mar): Rolapp Professor of Law, College of Law, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT
  • 2011 (Oct); 2012 (Oct); & 2013 (Oct-Nov): Visiting Professor of Law and Finance, School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2009 (Nov-Dec): Visiting Professor of Law, Moscow State University Law Academy, Moscow
  • 2009 (Oct-Nov): Visiting Professor of Law and Economics, Central University of Economics & Finance, Beijing
  • 2009 (Feb-Mar): Visiting Professor of Law, Osnabrück University, Germany
  • 2008 (Oct-Nov): Visiting Professor of Law, Renmin University Law Faculty, Beijing

Keynote Lectures

  • Kern Alexander presented his report 'Stability and Sustainability in Banking Reform: Are Environmental Risks Missing in Basel III?' to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Secretariat led by Executive Director William Coen on January 19, 2015.  Professor Alexander's presentation led to a detailed discussion of how the Basel Committee might take soundings from its member countries on how environmental sustainability risks can constitute material financial risks to banks and the banking sector.  See programme (PDF, 324 KB) of seminar 

  • Annual Invited Keynote Lecture on 17 February 2009 at the Moscow State Law Academy in Moscow, Russia.  Link