Speaker biographies

Philip Arestis

Philip Arestis is Honorary Senior Departmental Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Economics and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, University
of Cambridge, UK; Professor of Economics, University of the Basque Country, Spain; Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Utah, US; Senior Scholar, Levy Economics Institute, New York, US; Visiting Professor, Leeds Business School, University of Leeds, UK; and Professorial Research Associate, Department of Finance and Management Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK. He was a member of the Economics and Econometrics RAE panel in 1996 and in 2001, and Quality Assessor for the quality assessment exercise in Economics of the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council, the Welsh Funding Councils and of the Higher Education Funding Council in England. He was a member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society (RES), Secretary of the RES Standing Conference of Heads of Department in Economics (CHUDE), and an elected member of the Executive Board of the Eastern Economic Association (EEA), USA. He is currently Vice-Chair of the ESRC-funded Macroeconomics, Money and Finance Research Group; also an elected member of the board of directors of the Association for Evolutionary Economics, US. He is Chief Academic Adviser to the UK Government Economic Service (GES) on Professional Developments in Economics. He has published as sole author or editor, as well as co-author and co-editor, a number of books, contributed invited chapters to numerous books, produced research reports for research institutes, and has published widely in academic journals.

Dr Terry Barker Terry Barker is Director of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), University of Cambridge, as well as Chairman of Cambridge Econometrics. He was a Co-ordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change´s Fourth Assessment Report in 2007. His research interests include systematic modelling of policies to achieve climate stabilisation.

Prof Sheila Dow

Prof Sheila Dow is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling, Scotland, and Director of the Stirling Centre for Economic Methodology (SCEME). She was a special advisor on monetary policy to the UK Treasury Select Committee 2001-10. She worked previously as an economist with the Bank of England and the Government of Manitoba. She has published in the areas of methodology, the history of economic thought (especially Hume, Smith and Keynes), money and banking, and regional finance. Recent books include Economic Methodology: An Inquiry, A History of Scottish Economic Thought, Routledge, co-edited with Alexander Dow, and Open Economics, co-edited with Richard Arena and Matthias Klaes.

Prof Diane Elson

Prof Diane Elson holds a Chair in Sociology at the University of Essex, UK, and is a member of the university's Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation and the Essex Human Rights Centre. Her academic degrees include a BA in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Oxford; and a PhD in economics from the University of Manchester. She has acted as advisor to UNIFEM, UNDP, Oxfam and other development agencies; and is a past Vice President of the International Association for Feminist Economics. Her recent publications include: Budgeting for Women’s Rights: Monitoring Government Budgets for Compliance with CEDAW, UNIFEM, New York, 2006; ‘ “Women’s rights are human rights”: campaigns and concepts’, in L. Morris (ed) Rights: Sociological Perspectives, Routledge, 2006. ‘Macroeconomic policy, employment, unemployment and gender equality’ in J.A. Ocampo and K.S. Jomo (eds) Towards Full and Decent Employment, Zed Books and Orient Longman, 2007; ‘Gender Issues in Development’, in A.K.Dutt and J.Ros (eds) International Handbook of Development Economics, Edward Elgar, 2008; (with R. Balakrishnan) ‘Auditing Economic Policy in the Light of Obligations on Economic and Social Rights’, Essex Human Rights Review, Vol. No 5. No. 1 , 2008; and ‘Gender Equality and Economic Growth in the World Bank World Development Report 2006 , Feminist Economics 15(3) 2009. In 2006, she was honoured by the inclusion of a chapter on her research in D. Simon (ed). Fifty Key Thinkers in Development, Routledge. She is currently co-editing( together with Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Polly Vizard) a special issue of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities on human development and human rights.

Jesus Ferreiro 

Prof Jesus Ferreiro is Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Leeds and Associate Member of the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy, University of Cambridge. His research interests are in the areas of macroeconomic policy, labour markets, and international financial flows. He has published a number of articles on those topics in edited books and in refereed journals such as Economic and Industrial Democracy, Économie Appliquée, Ekonomia, European Planning Studies, International Journal of Political Economy, International Review of Applied Economics, and the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics.

 

Prof Valpy FitzGerald, Professor of International Development Finance, University of Oxford


Dr Ozlem Onaran Dr Özlem Onaran, is Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University, United Kingdom. She is a research fellow of the Research Program “International Tax Coordination” at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, a member of the Coordinating Committee of the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies, a research associate at the Political Economy Research Institute of University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a member of Research Group on Money and Finance. Her research areas include globalization, crisis, distribution, employment, investment, development, and gender. She has articles in books and journals such as the Cambridge Journal of Economics, World Development, Public Choice, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, International Review of Applied Economics, Applied Economics, and Eastern European Economics. 

Alfonso Palacio-Vera Dr Alfonso Palacio-Vera is Lecturer in Economics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. His research interests are in the areas of Post Keynesian Economics, Monetary Economics and Macroeconomics. He has published a number of papers in international academic journals including the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, the Cambridge Journal of Economics, the Review of Political Economy, the Eastern Economic Journal, the International Review of Applied Economics, the Journal of Economic Issues and Metroeconomica. He has also published some chapters in books published by Edward Elgar and Palgrave Macmillan.

Malcolm Sawyer 

Prof Malcolm Sawyer is Professor of Economics, University of Leeds, U.K, and formerly Pro-Dean for Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Business. He is managing editor of the International Review of Applied Economics and the editor of the series New Directions in Modern Economics, published by Edward Elgar. He is the author of 11 books and has edited 24, and has also contributed chapters to over 100. He has published 90 papers in refereed journals. His research interests are in macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, the political economy of the European Monetary Union, nature of money, causes and concepts of unemployment, and the economics of Michal Kalecki.

Prof Felipe Serrano 

Prof Felipe Serrano is Professor in Economics at the University of the Basque Country, in Bilbao, Spain. He is the head of the Department of Applied Economics V at the University of the Basque Country. His research interests are in the areas of social security, the welfare state, labour market, innovation, and economic policy. He is the author of a number of articles on those topics in edited books and in refereed journals such as Economies et Sociétés, Ekonomia, European Planning Studies, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, International Review of Applied Economics, and the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics.

Prof Englebert Stockhammer

Prof Engelbert Stockhammer is Professor at the School of Economics, Kingston University. He is research associate at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and member of the coordination committee of the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policy. His research areas include macroeconomics, applied econometrics, and heterodox economics. He has worked extensively on the determinants of European unemployment, the demand effects of changes in income distribution, and the macroeconomics effects of financialization. He has published numerous articles and the book 'The rise of unemployment in Europe' (Edward Elgar, 2004).

Prof Robert Wade

Prof Robert Wade, is Professor of Political Economy and Development, Development Studies Institute (DESTIN), London School of Economics. He worked at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, 1972-95, the World Bank, 1984-88, Princeton Woodrow Wilson School 1989-90, MIT Sloan School 1992, and Brown University 1996-2000. He was a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton 1992-93, the Russell Sage Foundation 1997-98, and the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin 2000-01. He has carried out fieldwork on Pitcairn Island and in Italy, India, Korea and Taiwan. He has conducted research on World Bank since 1995. He is the author of Irrigation and Politics in South Korea (1982), Village Republics: The Economic Conditions of Collective Action in India (1988, 1994), and Governing the Market: Economic Theory and the Role of Government in East Asia's Industrialization (1990, 2003), which won the American Political Science Association's award of Best Book in Political Economy, 1992.

 

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