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CURRENT UNIVERSITY TEACHING:

Executive Education Programs, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School (JBS) and Oxford University, Said Business School

JBS and Said Executive Education programs taught on include: Invesco, AIA, Sicredi, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Deusto Business School, Oxford University Business Education Programme

Overview: Participants will acquire a firm command of the ways in which distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrency will (and will not) impact both their own businesses as well as the broader economy. Session duration and content is customizable, but emphasis is generally placed on interrogating the suitability of blockchain technology to products, services, processes, and business models of relevance to participants. A condensed 90-minute session focuses on recent research findings and assumes a basic level of familiarity with cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology; a minimum of two-to-three hours is recommended for relative newcomers. 


Alternative Channels in Finance, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, Masters in Finance elective. Note: this elective was covered by the FT for featuring the first UK university taught class on blockchain technology.

Overview: Over the last few years, information technology has disrupted a number of sectors including the entertainment, retail, hotel and taxi businesses. This class provides an overview of how it is doing the same thing to finance. Alternative finance is the study of any kind of financial activity that does not involve a formal financial institution such as a bank. Since the Global Financial Crisis, it has been apparent that banking is inefficient, costly, riddled with conflicts of interest, prone to unethical behaviour, and, most worrisome of all, able to generate huge crises. At its core however, finance is an information business with three basic functions: it matches savers to borrowers, it provides a payment system and it provides insurance. This course provides an introduction to how these functions are all being disrupted by alternative finance institutions.


PAST UNIVERSITY TEACHING:

Business & Economic Performance since 1945: Britain in International Context (EH240), London School of Economics. Taught for two years (2012/13 and 2013/14)

Overview: this course looks at the history of British business and industry, with an emphasis on the post-war period. It examines some of the hypotheses on why the UK economy grew more slowly than other OECD nations with particular reference to the decades after the Second World War. Explanations of relative economic decline are examined in the context of comparisons with other European nations and with the US and Japan. The main attention is on recent decades, including current changes in performance, but the historical roots of Britain's poor performance are also considered. The focus is on business performance in the public and private sectors, including scale effects, multinationals' comparative performance, technology, labour management and management quality. Other factors alleged to have contributed to Britain's poor performance, ranging from 'culture' through government policy to education and trade unions, are also discussed.


UNIVERSITY TEACHING CREDENTIALS:

LSE Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE) - Associate Level Certificate. Granted by the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA)