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Contributors Biographies

Prof Philip Arestis

Professor Philip Arestis is Professor and University Director of Research, Cambridge Centre for Economics and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK; Professor of Economics, Department of Applied Economics V, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain; Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Utah, US; Research Associate, Levy Economics Institute, New York, US; Visiting Professor, Leeds Business School, University of Leeds, UK; Professorial Research Associate, Department of Finance and Management Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK. He was awarded the British Hispanic Foundation ‘Queen Victoria Eugenia’ award (2009-2010); also awarded the ‘homage’ prize for his contribution to the spread of Keynesian Economics in Brazil by the Brazilian Keynesian Association (AKB), 15 August 2013. He served as Chief Academic Adviser to the UK Government Economic Service (GES) on Professional Developments in Economics (2005-2013). He has published widely in academic journals, and he is, and has been, on the editorial board of a number of economics journals.

Annela Anger-Kraavi


Dr Annela Anger is the Chief Executive and a Trustee of the Cambridge trust for New Thinking in Economics (CTNTE). She is also a Vice-Chair of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA); an Adviser on international climate change policy and negotiations to the Estonian Ministry of the Environment and a College Research Associate in Economics at Emmanuel College in Cambridge. Her research interests include modelling environmental policy impacts; climate change policies for international aviation and shipping; co-benefits of climate policies such as impacts on atmospheric pollution; and macroeconomics of ecosystems. She works and has worked on projects commissioned by the EC, UN bodies and UK and Japanese Governments. Annela holds Diploma in Business Administration, BSc and MA in Biology as well as BSc in Economics, MPhil in Environmental Policy and PhD (Cantab) in Applied Macroeconomics. She grew up messing about on her Dad’s fishing boats on an island in the Baltic Sea, loves sailing and practicing upright bass.

Eckhard Hein


Professor Eckhard Hein is Professor of Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, the Co-Director of the Institute for International Political Economy Berlin (IPE), a Research Associate at the Levy Economics Institute at Bard College, a member of the coordination committee of the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM), and managing co-editor of the European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention. His research focuses on money, financial systems, distribution and growth, European economic policies and post-Keynesian macroeconomics. He has published widely in refereed academic journals, such as the Cambridge Journal of Economics, the International Review of Applied Economics, the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Metroeconomica and the Review of Political Economy, among several others. His latest authored books are The Macroeconomics of Finance-dominated Capitalism – and its Crisis (Edward Elgar, 2012) and Distribution and Growth after Keynes: A Post-Keynesian Guide (Edward Elgar, 2014).


Dr Riccardo Pariboni is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Economics of Roma Tre University in Rome, where he is lecturing and has lectured in: Economic Growth and Welfare Systems, Microeconomics of Development, Research Methods, Macroeconomics. Riccardo Pariboni received a PhD in Economics in 2015, with a thesis on heterodox approaches to economic growth theory. During his PhD, he has been a visiting research student at Kingston University, London. His research focuses on causes and consequences of Inequality, Welfare Systems, Financial crisis and Economic Growth. He has published several scientific articles in international peer-reviewed Journals and book chapters on these topics. He has participated to numerous conferences in Europe throughout his academic path and has been one of the local co-organizer of the EAEPE 2017 Summer School, held at the Faculty of Economics of Roma Tre University. He is member of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) and of the Italian Association for the History of Economics (STOREP).

Professor Pasquale Tridico is Professor at the Roma Tre University, Department of Economics, in Rome, Italy. He is director of the two-year master’s degree in Labour market, industrial relations and welfare systems and director of the master’s in Human development and food security. He lectures Labour economics and Economic policy, and is the Jean Monnet Chair of Economic growth and welfare systems. He is general secretary of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE). He was Marie Curie Fellow at Sussex University (2002-03) and Fulbright Scholar at New York University (2010-11). During his post-doctoral research (2005-2009), he was working in several Universities: Trinity College of Dublin (Ireland), Lancaster University (UK), Newcastle University (UK) and Warsaw University (Poland). Moreover, during 2009-2015, he was for several semesters visiting professor at the University of California in Los Angeles (USA), Wroclaw University of Economics (Poland), Paris 8 University (France), Technology University of Vienna (Austria) and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). His research focuses on Inequality, Labour market, Welfare systems, Financialisation, Institutional economics and Varieties of capitalism. His latest book is: “Inequality in Financial Capitalism” (Routledge, 2017).


Associate Professor Michele Alacevich is Associate Professor of Economic History and the History of Economic Thought at the University of Bologna. He specializes in the history of twentieth-century development institutions and the history of social sciences, particularly the linkages between the history of ideas, economic and political history, and the history of economic thought. He is the author of Inequality. A Short History (Brookings Press and Agenda Publishing, 2018, with Anna Soci), The Political Economy of the World Bank (Stanford University Press, 2009), and Economia Politica. Un’Introduzione Storica, with Daniela Parisi, Il Mulino, 2009. His publications include articles in Past & Present, Journal of Global History, History of Political Economy, Review of Political Economy, Rivista di Storia Economica, and Journal of the History of Economic Thought. He is currently writing a book on Albert O. Hirschman for Polity Press. Before moving to Bologna University, Michele Alacevich was at Loyola University (2014-16), Associate Director for Research Activities at the Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University (2011-2014), and a research scholar at Harvard University (2010-2011), at Columbia University (2009-2010), and at the World Bank (2006-2008). He holds a Ph.D. in Business History from the University of Milano (2006).

Ahmad Seyf Dr Ahmad Seyf is currently teaching at the Department of Management and Human Resources at Regent’s University-London. He has also taught at Staffordshire University and the University of Boston’s London campus. His main research interests are International Business Economics, Globalisation and the Economic and Social History of the Middle East, and Economic Policies. He is a bilingual writer having written extensively on Iran, his country of birth. His recent publications include, ‘Population and Agricultural Development in Iran, 1800-1906’ in Middle Eastern Studies, 2009 and ‘Iran and the Great Famine, 1870-72’ in Middle Eastern Studies, 2010. His published books include the following titles: ‘Iran’s Contemporary Political Economy’, H&S Media, 2012; ‘The Economy of Iran under Ahmadinejad’, H&S Media 2012; ‘Crisis in Despotism in Iran’, Ameh Press, Tehran, 2014; ‘Capitalism and Democracy’, Mazmoon books, Tehran 2016; ‘The Great Recession, an Iranian View’, Tehran, Mazmoon books (forthcoming); and ‘On the Negation of Neoliberalism’, Tehran, Hezareh-Sevvom (Forthcoming).

Professor Felipe Serrano is Professor of Economics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), in Bilbao, Spain. He was invited as a researcher at ISMEA in Paris. 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. On different occasions he has presented testimony before the Spanish Parliament on pension system reform. He is the author of a number of articles, books and book chapters on those topics in edited books and in refereed journals such as Economies et Societés, European Planning Studies, the Industrial and Labour Relations Review, the International Labour Review, the International Review of Applied Economics, the Journal of Economic Issues, the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, the International Journal of Public Policy.

Assistant Professor Patricia Peinado is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of the Basque Country. Her research interests are in the areas of social security, welfare state, public policy, feminist economics and applied econometrics. She has estimated the effects that the reforms of the pay-as-you-go social security pension system in Spain may imply for the Spanish pensioners in general and for some vulnerable collectives in particular. Additionally, she has account for the gender effects of the reforms. Recently, she has estimated the relationship between labour market evolution and pensions in the light of the Great Recession. Her main publications have been in journals such as the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Feminist Economics, the Journal of Panoeconomicus and the International Review of Applied Economics. Additionally, she is highly concerned with the introduction of innovative techniques to teach Macroeconomics to undergraduates. Granted by the University of the Basque Country to take part in an innovative teaching program, she has recently published her Problem Based Learning (PBL) teaching material both, for students and lectures in IKD-baliabideak.

Dr Dimitra Kavarnou is a Senior Research Associate at Cambridge Real Estate Research Centre of the department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. Prior to that, she was a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Real Estate, Economics and Finance in School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment in Nottingham Trent University, UK. She has finished her PhD on Housing Economics in Real Estate & Planning department at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. During the same period, she participated to a number of research projects. Previously, she completed her MSc on Construction Project Management in Heriot – Watt University, in Edinburgh, Scotland UK. Before her MSc, she worked for a few years to the construction, shipping and real estate sector and she is a graduate of BSc Business Administration – Management from University of Piraeus, Greece. Dimitra Kavarnou’s research is on developing a research portfolio focusing on the dynamic interactions across urban and regional markets; housing market dynamics; economic and econometric analysis; policy evaluation; impact assessment; housing and tourism, effects of tourism on real estate development and economics of inequality and sustainability.


Dr Nikodem Szumilo is a Fellow in Economic Geography at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In addition to inequality, his research focuses mainly applied regional, urban and real estate economics and finance. He is particularly focused on empirical research of social and environmental sustainability issues and their economic implications. His pioneering work on the financial value of sustainability in real estate has been recognized both nationally and internationally while his research on the economics of housing affordability continues to influence regional policies across the UK. He also received international awards for his work on ethics and financial risk which resulted in numerous presentations and workshops on real estate risk management and modelling. He is a member of the Cambridge Real Estate Research Centre, an affiliated lecturer at the Department of Land Economy at University of Cambridge and an honorary member of the Healthy Liveable Cities Research Group at RMIT's Centre for Urban Research. His applied economics work has been published in academic and professional magazines across the globe.

Professor Robert Wade is professor of global political economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was awarded the Leontief Prize in Economics in 2008, and the Best Book Award in Political Economy from the American Political Science Association. Brought up in New Zealand, he has done fieldwork in Pitcairn Island, central Italy, south India, South Korea, Taiwan, and inside the World Bank, where he worked as a staff economist. He has taught at Victoria University of Wellington, Sussex University, Princeton, MIT and Brown. His books include Irrigation and Agricultural Politics in South Korea (1982); Village Republics: Economic Conditions of Collective Action in South India (CUP, 1988); and Governing the Market: Economic Theory and the Role of the State in East Asian Industrialization (PUP, 1990). Recent papers include: “The American paradox: ideology of free markets and hidden practice of directional thrust”, Cambridge J. of Economics (2017); “Global growth, inequality, and poverty: the globalization argument and the ‘political’ science of economics”, in John Ravenhill (ed.), Global Political Economy, 2017; “Is Trump wrong on trade? A partial defence based on production and employment”, Real-world Economic Review (2017).

Malcolm Sawyer Professor Malcolm Sawyer is Emeritus Professor of Economics, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK. He has been the principal investigator for the European Union funded research project Financialisation, Economy, Society and Sustainable Development (FESSUD: www.fessud.eu). He was the managing editor of International Review of Applied Economics for over three decades, and has served on the editorial board of a range of journals and editor of the series New Directions in Modern Economics. He has published widely in the areas of post Keynesian and Kaleckian economics, industrial economics and the UK and European economies. He has authored 11 books and edited 24, has published over 100 papers in refereed journals and contributed chapters to over 100 books.

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