University of Zurich
Kern Alexander is Professor of International Financial Law and Banking Regulation at the University of Zurich. He is the author of many research articles and books, including most recently Principles of Banking Regulation (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Brexit and Financial Service (co-author, Moloney et al, Bloomsbury, 2018), Global Governance of Financial Systems (co-author, Oxford Univ Press 2005), and Economic Sanctions: Law and Public Policy (Macmillan 2009). He has authored research reports and commissioned reports for the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank on banking regulation and environmental sustainability. His path breaking report, Stability and Sustainability in Banking Reform: Are Environmental Risks Missing in Basel III (Cambridge, 2014) was the first study of the interrelationship between banking regulation, environmental sustainability, and climate change. His report has been widely cited and has spawned a growing area of research that analyses the relationship between law/regulation, finance, and sustainability. He is the Founder of the Research Network for Sustainable Finance and a co-editor of Sustainable Finance: Law, Regulation and Governance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press UK), and Central Banking and Sustainability (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK).