General research interests: macroeconomics, international finance, financial markets, emerging markets, financial econometrics, monetary economics, asset price determination, and the interaction between the real and financial sides of the economy.
WBS Executive Office, Economic Modelling & Forecasting, Finance Group
Professor Mark P Taylor is Dean Emeritus and Professor of Finance at Warwick Business School (WBS) at Warwick University. He has held a number of senior leadership positions in both the financial sector and the higher education sector and is a leading authority in International Finance.
Before becoming Dean of WBS in early 2010, Professor Taylor was a Managing Director at BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, where he ran the European arm of a large global macro investment fund. He has also been an Economist the Bank of England, was for five years a Senior Economic Advisor at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, and began his career as a foreign exchange trader in the City of London.
He has also held professorships at Cass Business School, at Oxford University and at Liverpool University, and was Visiting Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University.
He completed his MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St John's College, Oxford University and also holds MSc and PhD degrees in Economics and Finance from Birkbeck College, London University, as well as an MBA in Higher Education Management from London University's Institute of Education and an MA in English Literature from Liverpool University.
Professor Taylor's work has been published in leading journals including the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, the Economic Journal, and many others, and he is one of the most highly cited economists in the world in terms of citations of his published work by other researchers. He is also the author of a number of leading university text books in Economics and International Finance. In 2012 he was awarded a higher doctorate (DSc) by the University of Warwick for his lifetime contributions to Finance.
Professor Taylor also has a strong background in the application of research: in addition to acting as Special Economic Adviser to members of the UK Government, he has also acted as a consulting adviser to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Bank of England, and J.P. Morgan Fleming Asset Management.
He has also published a number of recent articles on university leadership and management, including essays on university finance, entrepreneurship and governance.
Professor Taylor has also served as a Member of the Peer Review Team in a number of AACSB Accreditation and Continuing Improvement Visits to business schools around the world.
He is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development and a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.