Maxwell Fry received his PhD in Economics at the London School of Economics in 1970 and taught at The City University of London for 4 years. In 1974 he joined the Department of Economics at the University of Hawaii before leaving to teach at University of California -Irvine in 1980. Shortly after this he accepted an endowed chair as a Professor of International Finance here at Birmingham Business School. He passed away prematurely in 2000 and we remember him each year in late October.  

Maxwell Fry was a prominent figure around the world in International Finance and his work was widely acclaimed in central banking circles His contribution was in the fields of international and development (‘global’) finance and this annual lecture is given by an internationally leading academic or policy maker on a topic that reflects Maxwell Fry’s interests. He was very well liked by all and he took a particular interest in helping early career researchers to develop. Max is sadly missed.   

Maxwell Fry Global Finance Lecture 2019

"A silent run on shadow banks: due to sunspots or chicanery?”

Marcus Miller

Professor of Economics

University of Warwick

Department of Economics




G12 Main Lecture Theatre, Birmingham Business School, University House, (off Edgbaston Park Road, opposite the University’s East Gate and next to King Edwards School).

17.15 for 17.30pm

Wednesday 30th October 2019