Professor Ane Tamayo

Professor Ane Tamayo is a Professor of Accounting at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where is also serves as the Head of the Accounting Department. She is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and a Co-Editor of the Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting. Her areas of research interest include financial reporting and disclosures, financial intermediation, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and empirical asset pricing. Her work has appeared in major journals like the Review of Accounting Studies, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the anagement Science. Prior to joining the London School of Economics, she was an Assistant Professor at London Business School. She has also been a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford. Her work has received various awards/prizes (e.g. from the European Corporate Governance Institute, the Australasian Banking and Finance Conference, Inquire EU/Europe).

Professor Bo Becker

Professor Bo Becker is the Cevian Capital Professor of Finance in the Department of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics and Director of the Swedish House of Finance. Professor Becker's research is on corporate finance, especially corporate credit markets. Recent topics include corporate bank lending and bond issuance through the business cycle, credit ratings, covenant structures of loans and bonds, in-court and out-of-court restructuring, and the impact of Covid-19 on corporate credit markets. His research has been published in, among others, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, the Management Science, the Review of Finance, the Journal of Monetary Economics. He has been awarded several prizes and grants, including the Standard Life Prize for best paper in the ECGI Finance WP series, the Nordea Price for Best Corporate Finance Paper at the European Finance Association's annual meeting and the Lamfalussy Research Fellowship from the European Central Bank. He previously worked at the University of Illinois and at Harvard Business School. Professor Becker has served as an associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies, Management Science and Financial Management, and is currently a Department Editor for finance at Management Science. He is a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). He previously served on the board of directors of the Swedish National Debt Office, as a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and as an expert for public inquiries into possible Swedish membership of the EU Banking Union and on the future of payment services. He serves as a member of the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board as well as on several non-for profit and corporate boards, including the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. He advises SEB and AP7 on sustainability issues.