Dr. Paul Gower
Senior Lecturer in Finance
Course Director MSc Banking and Finance
School of Economics, Finance and Accounting
Faculty of Business and Law
At present I am a Senior Lecturer in Finance and Course Director for the MSc Banking and Finance degree. I currently teach undergraduate modules in the Economics of Banking and Finance, Advanced Issues in Banking and Financial Regulation as well as a postgraduate module in Banking Regulation and Governance.
Prior to Coventry University I was a senior adviser at the independent economics consultancy, Oxera ,where I advised on a number of projects in the areas of financial sector reform and the design of regulatory structures for both UK and overseas public and private sector clients. I have also worked in fund management and investment banking as well as the Financial Services Authority (now the Financial Conduct Authority). In addition, I spent two years on secondment as an Economic Adviser in the Corporate Law and Governance Directorate of the former Department of Trade and Industry. I have also held lecturing positions at the Universities of Brighton, Oxford Brookes and Lancaster.
- DPhil Economics, University of Sussex, 1997.
- MA Economics, University of Sussex, 1992.
- BSc Economics, University of Bath, 1979.
My main research interests are centred on the changing role and impact of financial regulation on the banking sector in particular.
At present I am involved in three main projects:
With a colleague I am undertaking an externally funded project to assess the content of regulatory announcements in the early stages of the financial crisis and their impact on market confidence.
I am also undertaking on-going analysis of the relationship between financial regulation and corporate governance in emerging markets.
Finally, I am part of a team supervising a Doctoral student whose research is focussed on an analysis of the strategies used to restore trust in the UK banking sector. This is part of a broader assessment of the impact of trust restoration and cultural change in the banking industry and financial regulation.
- Advanced Issues in Banking
- Economics of Banking and Finance
- Financial Regulations
- Bank Regulation and Governance
Areas of expertise
- Financial Regulation
- Corporate Governance