12 episodes

Welcome to the Top of the Agenda Podcast, where industry experts and senior executives delve into the most pressing topics of our time. By using the combination of economics, data science and finance, we can shape and improve the business, legal and regulatory landscape and inspire new solutions from the everyday, to ever-evolving global issues.

Oxera is a consultancy that uses the expertise of economics, data science and finance to help its clients make well-informed and data-backed decisions. How is the green transition funded? Should sport be regulated, and if so, how? How are our urban transport needs changing and how should we pay for this? What is the impact of AI on jobs? These are just a few of the questions that we help to answer every day, in countries around the world, and ‘Top of the Agenda’ shares the insights from experts at the heart of these questions.

Our skills apply to any industry and help to provide new and impartial solutions. You can find out more about Oxera, and how our work with our clients makes a difference, by visiting our website. www.oxera.com.

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    • Business
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Welcome to the Top of the Agenda Podcast, where industry experts and senior executives delve into the most pressing topics of our time. By using the combination of economics, data science and finance, we can shape and improve the business, legal and regulatory landscape and inspire new solutions from the everyday, to ever-evolving global issues.

Oxera is a consultancy that uses the expertise of economics, data science and finance to help its clients make well-informed and data-backed decisions. How is the green transition funded? Should sport be regulated, and if so, how? How are our urban transport needs changing and how should we pay for this? What is the impact of AI on jobs? These are just a few of the questions that we help to answer every day, in countries around the world, and ‘Top of the Agenda’ shares the insights from experts at the heart of these questions.

Our skills apply to any industry and help to provide new and impartial solutions. You can find out more about Oxera, and how our work with our clients makes a difference, by visiting our website. www.oxera.com.

    Episode 2: Deceptive patterns: how can we make choices fairer online?

    Episode 2: Deceptive patterns: how can we make choices fairer online?

    Online, every click and swipe is subtly influenced by how choices are presented to you. In a world where what we watch, listen to, read, and buy is the result of responding to the choices presented to us on a screen, this choice architecture is hugely important.
     
    We may not think much of selecting to ‘accept all cookies’ on a website to get to the content faster or making a quick purchase because we are told there are ‘only two rooms left’. However, these deceptive or dark patterns are designed to exploit inherent decision-making biases to change your choices, often to the benefit of the supplier rather than you. How can we identify and test the effects of these patterns and how, ultimately, can we make these choices fairer?
     
    In our latest ‘Top of the Agenda’ podcast Dr Helen Jenkins talks with Marie Potel-Saville, founder and CEO of Amurabi and Fair Patterns, and Dr Anastasia Shchepetova, a Senior Consultant in Oxera's behavioural economics team. They discuss how we can test these effects, reduce companies’ use of these deceptive patterns online and create a more user-friendly digital space.

    • 42 min
    Episode 1: How is artificial intelligence (AI) changing our world?

    Episode 1: How is artificial intelligence (AI) changing our world?

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly evolving technology which is set to affect every aspect of our daily lives. Will AI drive vehicles, diagnose dementia and cancer, write novels and beat us at our favourite games? Or is that future here already? In our latest ‘Top of the Agenda’ podcast, Dr Helen Jenkins is joined by Professor Richard Susskind OBE, who shares his wealth of knowledge and expertise as we explore the economic and political implications of AI and its transformative potential. Following on from the discussion, Lirio Barros, a Consultant in Oxera’s digital practice shares how foundation models, one of the key elements underpinning generative AI, are evolving in tandem with digital sector regulation and competition policy, and what this means for policymakers and businesses in Europe and beyond.

    • 48 min
    Financial Inequality and the Gender Investment Gap

    Financial Inequality and the Gender Investment Gap

    This year’s theme for International Women's Day, on 8 March, calls for us to embrace equity. Our latest Agenda podcast explores how financial inequality and the gender investment gap put women in financially vulnerable positions that can then be exacerbated by further challenges—such as the cost-of-living crisis.
    Listen to Anna Martin (Financial Services Officer at BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation), Dr Helen Jenkins (Oxera Partner), and Dr Karen Croxson (Deputy Chief Economist and Head of Research for Economic Data, Science and Behavioral Science at the UK Financial Conduct Authority) discuss the issues that arise from earnings and employment gaps, outline how this is heightened by gaps in investment and savings, and explore how and why they exist.
    We then look to what policies, market changes, and other actions might help women to have more equitable access to financial markets and employment opportunities, and how barriers can be broken down to create change.

    • 57 min
    The contribution of good corporate governance to the market valuation of European companies (part two)

    The contribution of good corporate governance to the market valuation of European companies (part two)

    Brussels was the ideal setting for our most recent two-part Agenda podcast, where the European Contact Group brought together different stakeholders to discuss the results of Oxera's report, An analysis of the EU governance framework for corporate reporting.
    In episode two of the podcast, the discussion addresses how, in practice, policies could be formed to promote an effort that encourages good corporate reporting.
    Russel Goldsmith is joined by Pablo Zalba, Partner and EU Policy Managing Director at Deloitte, who chaired the panel including Rients Abma, Executive Director, Eumedion, Daniel Blume, Senior Policy Analyst at OECD, Isabelle Grauer-Gaynor, Head of Corporate Finance and Report Uniot at the European Securities and Markets Authority and finally Roberto Gravero, NED Community and Senior Managing Partner, Cravero&Associates.

    • 53 min
    The contribution of good corporate governance to the market valuation of European companies (part one)

    The contribution of good corporate governance to the market valuation of European companies (part one)

    Brussels was the ideal setting for our most recent two-part Agenda podcast, where the European Contact Group brought together different stakeholders to discuss the results of Oxera's report, An analysis of the EU governance framework for corporate reporting.
    In episode one of the podcast, we present and discuss the conclusions of the report, which were debated among academics, policymakers, and business people.
    Joining Russell Goldsmith on the podcast is Dr Luis Correia da Silva, Oxera Chair and Partner, who presented alongside Professor Ryan Williams, Université Paris-Dauphine. Andrew Hobbs, EY EMEIA Public Policy Leader, chaired the panel which includes Karel Lannoo, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for European Policy Studies, Professor Nicole Ratzinger-Sakel, University of Hamburg, Chiara Mosca, Commissioner, Italian Securities and Financial Markets Authority, and Gabriela Dias, Chair at the International Ethics Board for Accountants. 

    • 1 hr 22 min
    In discussion: collective antitrust litigation cases

    In discussion: collective antitrust litigation cases

    Listen to the London panel discussion from our recent Europe-wide event on collective litigation.
    The speaker line-up includes Rosie Ioannou, Director at Fortress Investment Group, Mark Sansom, Partner and Joint Head of the Global Antitrust Litigation Group at Freshfields, Sofie Edwards, Senior Associate at Hausfeld, Kate Vernon, Partner and Head of Competition Litigation at Quinn Emanuel, and Joseph Bell, Partner at Oxera.

    • 1 hr 13 min

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