Dr William Vlcek

Senior Lecturer

Researcher profile

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Joined the School of International Relations in 2009, and previously taught at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London on its MSc in Globalisation and Development.  In April-May 2017, was Visiting Professor of International Relations with the Graduate Program in International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC Minas), Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  Completed a PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2006.

Research areas

My research explores questions of money and finance in the global political economy, interrogating the conduct of power in global finance.  In addition to offshore finance and international taxation, it considers the intersections of finance and security found with money laundering, terrorist finance and sovereign debt.

PhD supervision

  • Kirsten Kelly
  • Blake Empey
  • Kuebra Dilekoglu

Selected publications


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