Thom Wetzer

Doctoral Student

Faculty of Law, University of Oxford and Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance


Thom Wetzer is a DPhil Candidate in Law and Finance at the Oxford Faculty of Law, the Oxford-Man Institute for Quantitative Finance and the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. He is also a Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Global Economic Governance Programme at Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government. His research examines incentive misalignments and the role of law in mitigating them, with a particular focus on systemic misalignments that generate systemic risk in financial systems. 

Thom has been a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School, the Berkeley School of Law, and Yale University, and is currently a visiting academic at the Bank of England and an academic consultant at the European Central Bank. He has worked at the European Commission, Goldman Sachs, and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, and is a ‘Global Shaper’ at the World Economic Forum. He holds an MSc in Law and Finance from Oxford as well as a BA(Hons) in Law and Economics (partially completed at UC Berkeley) and an LLB in Law from Utrecht University.