Research Associate in Finance and Geography

Academic Profile

Vladimír Pažitka is a Research Associate at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. Vladimír is a financial geographer with research interests in financial centres, network analysis, complexity theory and investment banking. Vladimír has co-authored articles published in some of the leading journals in his field, including Economic Geography, Journal of Economic Geography, Environment and Planning A and Regional Studies. Prior to his current role, Vladimir has read for a DPhil in Economic Geography at the University of Oxford. During his time at the University of Oxford, Vladimir has worked on research projects funded by the European Research Council, Australian Research Council, Hong Kong Research Grants Council and the Centre for International Finance and Regulation.

Current Research

Vladimír is currently involved in an ERC funded project titled 'Cities in Global Financial Networks: Finance and Development in the 21st Century' led by Professor Dariusz Wójcik. His research interests include modelling of financial and urban networks, econometric modelling, international trade in financial services and financial centres.


Vladimír is currently responsible for the delivering of tutorials for the module 'Geographies of Finance', led by Prof. Dariusz Wójcik.

Vladimír has previously worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester. During these appointments he taught a range of modules covering finance, economics and econometrics at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Selected Publications

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