Core faculty

Stefan Gehring – Course Director 2017

Stefan Gehring has been Head of Law, Patents and Compliance for the Pharmaceuticals Division of Bayer since 2016. Stefan Gehring received his legal education at the universities of Tubingen, Freiburg and Duesseldorf. After his second state exam in Dusseldorf, Stefan began his professional career at an international corporate law firm, with postings to Duesseldorf and Brussels. His work there mainly involved mergers & acquisitions and antitrust matters. After a brief period as a state prosecutor, Stefan joined the Legal Department of Bayer MaterialScience AG in 2003. In 2008, he was appointed General Counsel and Compliance Officer for the Bayer MaterialScience subgroup. In 2013, Stefan was appointed General Counsel and Compliance Officer for Bayer HealthCare. Stefan is an alumni of the programme, which he took in 2012.

Rui Esteves – Senior Tutor

pic_estevesRui runs the academic side of the Oxford Finance and Economics Group. Rui is an Associate Professor in Economics at Oxford, and a Fellow and Tutor of Brasenose College, Oxford. He was educated in the Universities of Porto and California, Berkeley. Before coming to Oxford, Rui held an academic appointment at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. His research focuses on topics of international finance, institutional economics, and public finance in a historical perspective. Recent  projects deal  with the nature of governance in the sovereign debt market, the determinants of capital flows to developing nations, infrastructure investment, emigrants remittances, and rent-seeking in public office.

Peter Eso – Syndicate Tutor

Peter is a Associate Professor (Reader) in Economics and Tutorial 315_Peter_EsoFellow of Jesus College, Oxford University. After completing a PhD in Economics at Harvard University, Peter became an Assistant Professor at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (USA) in 2001. He joined Oxford in 2009, and has been teaching Microeconomics and Game Theory at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research focuses on game theory and the economics of information, studying questions such as the role of risk aversion in trading games (e.g. auctions); communication and bargaining when parties may obtain provable information; and what determines the  price of advice (how to sell and disclose information).  Peter occasionally advises companies on auctions of telecommunication licenses.

Beata Javorcik – Syndicate Tutor

Beata Javorcik is a Professor of Economics at the224_beata_javorcik Department of Economics at Oxford, and a Fellow of All Souls College. She specializes in international trade, economic development and macroeconomics. Prior to coming to Oxford, she worked for eight years at the World Bank in Washington DC where she was involved in lending operations and provided policy advice to developing countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia. Her research interests focus on determinants and consequences of inflows of foreign direct in- vestment, links between exporting and firm performance, and tariff evasion. She holds a PhD in Economics from Yale University and a BA from the University of Rochester.

Kevin Sheppard – Syndicate Tutor

Kevin Sheppard – Syndicate Tutor
Kevin studied economics and mathematics at the Universities of Texas before obtaining his PhD in Economics at the University of California-San Diego. He specializes in measuring and modeling risk. His current research analyzes how risk evolves over time focusing substantially on asymmetric transfer across time. Other current projects include exploring how shocks in one market spread across the globe and how uncertainty about the future affects the amount of reward required to bear a risk. Kevin also researches theoretical issues in econometrics with a specialization in the tools needed to analyze financial market data.