Dariusz Wójcik is an economic geographer specializing in research on finance and globalisation. His research focuses on exploring the geographical drivers and implications of globalization processes, particularly with regard to the development of financial markets and economic governance. He published two books, and has written numerous papers in the leading journals in geography and related fields, including Journal of Economic Geography, Economic Geography, Regional Studies, Environment and Planning A, and Annals of the Association of American Geographers, as well as chapters in edited books. He has guest edited special issues of journals on 'European Financial Geographies' (in Growth and Change), and on 'Geographies of the Financial Crisis' (in Environment and Planing A), and recently joined the editorial board of Economic Geography. Dariusz has given numerous invited lectures for conferences and seminars in geography and finance, including Cambridge, Dublin, Strasbourg, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Seoul, Toronto and New York. His research was reported in The Financial Times, The Financial News, and by Bloomberg. Dariusz worked as a full-time consultant for KPMG and collaborated with the United States Agency for International Development (on financial management in the health care sector), the Warsaw Stock Exchange (on corporate governance), and Towers Watson (on sustainable investing), and the City of Busan (on transnational industrial clusters). Dariusz served on the International Advisory Board of the Third Global Conference on Economic Geography, Seoul, 2011, and is the principal organizer of the Fourth Global Conference on Economic Geography to be held in Oxford in 2015.
Dr Wójcik's recent book The Global Stock Market: Issuers, Investors and Intermediaries in an Uneven World (OUP 2011) offers a comprehensive picture of the global stock market by focusing on the relationships between issuers, investors, and intermediaries and how these relationships impact the performance of stock markets and the economy of cities, countries, and the world. The book uses rich data and global case studies to examine the rise of emerging markets, the impact of the global financial crisis, the revolution in the stock exchange business model, and the continued dominance of London and New York as financial centres. The Geography of Finance: Corporate Governance in a Global Marketplace (OUP 2007) co-authored with Gordon L. Clark tackles crucial issues regarding the emerging global market for corporate governance. It describes and explains the transformation of European corporate governance in the light of the imperatives driving global financial markets, using and innovative analytical and empirical framework.
Dariusz Wójcik has a Master's Degree in Geography from Jagiellonian University (1997), Cracow, a Master's Degree in Economics from the Cracow University of Economics (1996), and an MSc in Finance and Banking from Stockholm University (1996). He came to Oxford in 1998 as a scholar of the Open Society Institute and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and was awarded the University Studentship in association with Jesus College for a DPhil, completed in 2002 with a thesis entitled "Corporate Governance and Capital Market Integration in Europe: an Economic Geography Perspective". From 2003 to 2005 he was a Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford and an outside Lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Between January 2006 and June 2007 he was a Lecturer at the Department of Geography, the University College London. He was appointed a Lecturer at the School of Geography and the Environment and a Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford in July 2007.