Prof Colin Mayer, Sir Paul Collier & Prof Cameron Hepburn in conversation: "Reforming the UK financial system to promote regional development in post-COVID Britain"
This talk is in partnership with The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford and the Oxford Review of Economic Policy, and is also part of the series ‘The economics of the COVID-19 pandemic’.

The UK government faces a massive post-COVID problem in restructuring failing companies and rebuilding its already-depressed regions.

A missing part of the solution is to link government as well as private sector funding to the financing of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the regions. The institutional structure that is required has precedents in the UK, which can be used as the basis for reforming the funding of its SMEs.

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Date: 21 July 2020, 17:00 (Tuesday, 13th week, Trinity 2020)
Venue: Virtual Event
Speakers: Professor Colin Mayer, CBE (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford), Professor Sir Paul Collier (Blavatnik School of Government), Professor Cameron Hepburn
Organising department: Oxford Martin School
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Part of: Oxford Martin School Virtual Series: Building back better - lessons and opportunities from the COVID-19 pandemic
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editors: Clara Bowyer, Hannah Mitchell