The Dean of WBS, Professor Mark Taylor has outstanding credentials both in academia and in business. His excellence in scholarship is ensuring WBS a rising reputation while his practical experience has enabled him to bring a fresh new vision.
Mark was previously Managing Director at BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, where he led the European arm of the Global Market Strategies Group, a large global macro investment fund. He has previously been a Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund and an Economist at the Bank of England, beginning his career as a foreign exchange trader in the City. He has been a Professor in International Finance at Warwick since 1999.
His research on exchange rates and international financial markets has been published extensively and he is the only professor at a British business school to be listed as a Highly Cited ISI Researcher. The Repec rankings usually put him in the top 1% - making him one of the most highly cited researchers in the world.
He is highly educated: fluent in several languages, his first degree is PPE from Oxford and he holds MSc and PhD degrees in economics and finance from London University, as well as an MBA. He also holds an MA in English literature for work on Shakespeare’s King John. Most recently he was awarded a Higher Doctorate, a form of 'lifetime achievement award', for original and sustained contribution to scholarship at the very highest international level. His commitment to lifelong education exemplifies WBS.
Professor Taylor's Academic Profile »