Mark P. Taylor is the Donald Danforth, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Finance at Olin Business School at Washington University in St Louis and has been a CEPR Research Fellow since 1987. A leading international authority on exchange rates and international finance, Professor Taylor has published extensively in many of the world’s leading finance and economics journals and is one of the most highly cited financial economists in the world, with over 41,000 citations to his work by other scholars recorded on Google Scholar. He has also held a number of senior leadership positions in both the financial sector and at universities in Europe and the US. He began his career as a foreign exchange trader in London before spending several years as an Economist at the Bank of England and as a Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. He later worked as a Managing Director at BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, where he led the European arm of a large global macro hedge fund. He took up his present professorship at Olin Business School at Washington University in 2016, and served as Dean of the School during the period 2016-2022. He was previously Dean and Professor of Finance at Warwick Business School at Warwick University in the UK. He has also held professorships at Bayes Business School in London, at Oxford University and at Liverpool University, as well as visiting professorships at New York University, the University of Bordeaux and the University of Aix-Marseille. Mark Taylor holds an MA from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics; an MSc and PhD from London University (Birkbeck College) in Economics; and an MBA from University College, London. In 2012 he was awarded a higher doctorate, DSc, from Warwick University for his lifetime contributions to finance and economics. He is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a former Member of Council of the Royal Economic Society.