• Research Associate, Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme

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Academic Profile

Duncan MacDonald-Korth is a Research Associate on the Sustainable Finance Programme at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

Duncan MacDonald-Korth is a doctoral researcher studying opacity and technology in global finance. For his DPhil he is researching the importance of opacity in the financial sector through a series of case studies from different parts of the industry. A core focus of his work considers whether emergent financial technologies are reinforcing or mitigating the uneven social networks which pervade the financial system. In doing so, he hopes to the highlight the unseen 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 equity research at Morgan Stanley and bond trading at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Duncan's work has been featured in the Financial Times, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Finews.

Duncan originally hails from Miami, FL and has a B.A. from the University of Oregon and an M.Phil with Distinction from the University of Oxford.

Selected Publications

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