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Professor Mark Taylor - Short Biography

Mark Taylor is a leading international authority in international finance. He is Professor of International Financial Strategy at Warwick Business School and a Managing Director of Barclays Global Investors. Previously the Schroder Fellow at University College, Oxford, he has also held named chairs in finance at Cass Business School, at Liverpool University and at Dundee University, and has been Visiting Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He also spent five years as a senior advisor in the Capital Markets Division of the International Monetary Fund, Washington DC, worked as a financial modeller at the Bank of England and began his career as a foreign exchange trader in the City of London.

The author or co-author of seven books, nine edited volumes and over 140 research articles in leading journals, Mark Taylor has made a number of important research contributions in applied international finance, particularly in the area of exchange rates and asset allocation. Building on his management experience and training at Barclays Global Investors, he also has a strong interest in strategic management and in the interface between finance and strategy.

His work has been and continues to be highly influential:  in a recent study for the European Economics Association, Professor Taylor was ranked fiftieth in the world and second in the UK according to the number of citations to his work by other researchers. He is also listed by Thomson ISI as a ‘Highly Cited Researcher’ in economics and business (a list of the top researchers in the world by discipline according to the number of citations to their work, and within the global top 1% in economics and finance by REPEC (

Professor Taylor has also acted as a consultant adviser to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Bank of England, and various financial firms including JP Morgan Chase and Putnam Investments.  At Barclays Global Investors, in addition to his management responsibilities, he works on international asset allocation for their global investment fund.

He is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS), a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (FRSS) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He is also the founding and managing editor of the International Journal of Finance and Economics.

Professor Taylor completed his first degree (in philosophy, politics and economics) at Oxford University and he also holds MSc and PhD degrees in international finance from London University, as well as an MA in English literature from the University of Liverpool.