Duncan MacDonald-Korth is an anthropological researcher studying opacity and market abuse in global finance. For his DPhil he is researching the life of one financial product across Europe, from its origination point in the east to being packaged and traded in London and sold across the continent. In doing so, he hopes to highlight the uneven social connections created by financial products and examine the extent to which opacity, broadly conceived, is critical to the functioning of a market economy. Prior to his doctoral research at Oxford, he spent time working in finance at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.
Currently, he is working with Dr Dariusz Wójcik on a Leverhulme funded project called "The end of investment bank capitalism? Mapping the global securities industry."
Duncan earned his BA from the University of Oregon and his MPhil with Distinction from the University of Oxford.