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Professor Mark Taylor

Dean of Warwick Business School and Professor of Finance

Research Interests

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.

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Professor Mark P Taylor is Dean 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 JP 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.

Dean 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.

Recent Publications [all...]

Journal Articles

  • Michael Sager and Mark P. Taylor. "Generating Currency Trading Rules from the Term Structure of Forward Foreign Exchange Premia"
    Journal Of International Money And Finance forthcoming (2014)
  • Stefan Reitz, Markus A. Schmidt and Mark P. Taylor. "Financial Intermediation and the Role of Price Discrimination in the Foreign Exchange Market"
    European Journal Of Finance forthcoming (2014)
  • Taylor, M. P... "What is good university financial management?"
    Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education 17 (2013)
  • Hyeyoen Kim and Mark P. Taylor. "Large Datasets, Factor-augmented and Factor-only Vector Autoregressive Models, and the Economic Consequences of Mrs Thatcher"
    Economica 79 (2012): 378-410.
  • Andrew Sentance, Mark P. Taylor and Tomasz Wieladek. "How the UK Economy Weathered the Financial Storm"
    Journal Of International Money And Finance 31 (2012): 102-123.
  • Stefan Reitz, Markus Schmidt and Mark P. Taylor. "End-User Order Flow and Exchange Rate Dynamics - a Dealer's Perspective"
    European Journal Of Finance 17 (2011): 153-168.
  • Michael Melvin, Christian Saborowski, Michael Sager and Mark P. Taylor. "Bank of England Interest Rate Announcements and the Foreign Exchange Market"
    International Journal of Central Banking (2010): 211-247.
  • Stefan Reitz, Georg Stadtmann and Mark P. Taylor. "The Effects of Japanese Interventions on FX-Forecast Heterogeneity"
    Economics Letters 108 (2010): 62-64.
  • Richard C. Grinold and Mark P. Taylor. "The Opportunity Set: Market Opportunities and the Effective Breadth of a Portfolio"
    Journal of Portfolio Management (2009)
  • Michael Melvin and Mark P. Taylor. "The Crisis in the Foreign Exchange Market"
    Journal Of International Money And Finance 28 (2009): 1317-1330.
  • Stefan Reitz and Mark P. Taylor. "The Co-Ordination Channel of Foreign Exchange Intervention: A Nonlinear Microstructural Analysis"
    European Economic Review 52 (2008): 55-76.
  • Michael Sager and Mark P. Taylor. "Commercially Available Order Flow Data and Exchange Rate Movements: Caveat Emptor"
    Journal Of Money, Credit And Banking 40 (2008): 583-625.
  • James Lothian and Mark P. Taylor. "Real Exchange Rates Over the Past Two Centuries: How Important is the Harrod-Balassa-Samuelson Effect?"
    Economic Journal, The 118 (2008): 1742-1763.


  • Mark P. Taylor and Meher Manzur. "Recent Developments in Exchange Rate Economics"
    Aldershot (2014)
  • N. Gregory Mankiw and Mark P. Taylor. "Macroeconomics"
    London (2014)
  • N. Gregory Mankiw and Mark P. Taylor. "Economics"
    London (2014)
  • N. Gregory Mankiw, Mark P. Taylor and Andrew Ashwin. "Business Economics"
    London (2013)
  • Mark P. Taylor. "Perspectives on Econometrics and Applied Economics"
    London and New York (2011)
  • Richard H. Clarida and Mark P. Taylor (eds.). "The Global Financial Crisis"
    London and New York (2010)
  • Mark P. Taylor (ed.). "Purchasing Power Parity and Real Exchange Rates"
    London and New York (2009)

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