Stephen is an associate professor of finance. Before deciding to pursue his doctoral studies, he worked as a consultant at both the German Cancer Research Centre and the Centre for European Economic Research. Stephen's research interests are concentrated in international finance: how the globalization of financial markets has influenced the observed behaviour and interactions between investors and firms operating in diverse financial markets. In particular, Stephen has examined how changing economic conditions influence financial decisions in global equity markets and the foreign exchange market. His research considers the effects at the level of both the individual trader as well as the overall market. Extending this work, he has studied how differences in the regulatory and corporate governance structures across countries influence firms' decisions. For example, how different ownership structures and corporate governance systems influence strategic decision-making, especially executive compensation. Stephen enjoys various outdoor activities such as golf, sailing, tennis, biking and all types of skiing. More here.