Christina Skinner

Christina Skinner
  • Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics

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    Room 667 Jon M. Huntsman Hall

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Christina Skinner’s research interests lie at the intersection of law and global financial markets and institutions. Professor Skinner has particular expertise in financial stability. Her scholarship examines a range of questions concerning the structure of legal frameworks which are designed to address emerging risks to financial stability—especially and including risks emerging outside of the banking sector; risks in the fintech space; and risks in connection with the debt cycle. Related to this work, she also studies conduct and culture in global banking institutions. Skinner’s work is international and comparative in scope, drawing on her several years of experience as an academic and regulator in the United Kingdom. She is or has previously contributed to policy working groups at the Financial Stability Board and the U.K. Banking Standards Board.

Prior to joining the faculty at Wharton, Professor Skinner served as legal counsel at the Bank of England, in the Financial Stability Division of the Bank’s Legal Directorate. Her work there focused principally on matters of bank resolution, financial market infrastructure, and macroprudential policy. Previously, Professor Skinner was an Academic Visitor at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Law and a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, Law Department. From 2014-2016, she was a post-doctoral fellow and lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School.

Professor Skinner received her J.D. from Yale Law School, and an A.B. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, with a concentration in international economics. She received certificates of proficiency in European Politics and Society, and Spanish Language and Culture.


J.D., Yale Law School
A.B., the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University


Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics, Law Department (2017)

Academic Visitor, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law (2017)

Columbia Law School, Post-doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Law (2014 – 2016)

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