Dr Felix Steffek, College Lecturer and Co-Director of the Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law (3CL), has been awarded a J M Keynes Fellowship in Financial Economics. This University Fellowship is funded by the J M Keynes Fellowship Fund and supports interdisciplinary research in the area of financial economics.
The Fellowship has been awarded for three years in the first instance and can be extended up to a maximum of five years.
Felix Steffek said: “I am honoured and grateful to the Fund Managers for supporting my research. I intend to focus on the law and economics of corporate debt finance. This includes corporate insolvency, as the cost of debt finance is significantly influenced by the expected recovery in the case of financial distress. I am looking forward to establishing and strengthening interdisciplinary collaboration within the University and beyond.”
This award is particularly appropriate for Dr Steffek as a longstanding Newnham College Lecturer: the J M Keynes Fellowship Fund of course commemorates the work of the great economist John Maynard Keynes. John Maynard Keynes was the son of Ada Florence Keynes (NC 1878), an early student of Newnham who would become a pioneering social reformer, and a significant influence on her son’s thinking.