Members

Professor Engelbert Stockhammer has worked extensively on the determinants of European unemployment, the demand effects of changes in income distribution and the macroeconomics effects of financialisation. He has published numerous articles in international peer-refereed journals including the Cambridge Journal of Economics, the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, and the Review of Radical Political Economics. He is author of The Rise of Unemployment in Europe (Edward Elgar, 2004) and co-editor of Macroeconomic Policy on Shaky Foundations: Whither Mainstream Economics? (Metropolis 2009) A Modern Guide to Keynesian Economics and Economic Policies (Edward Elgar 2011) and Wage-led Growth. An Equitable Strategy for Economic Recovery (Palgrave 2013). His research areas include macroeconomics, applied econometrics, financial systems and heterodox economics. Engelbert is also research associate at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (PERI), member of the coordination committee of the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policy (FMM) and chair of the Post Keynesian Economics Study Group (PKSG). He has worked with NGOs such as ATTAC and carried out research for the Austrian Chamber of Labour, the ILO and INET.

Professor Steve Keen is Head of School of Economics, History and Politics and was one of the handful of economists to realize that a serious economic crisis was imminent, and to publicly warn of it, from as early as December 2005. This, and his pioneering work on complex systems modeling of debt-deflation (Keen 1995), resulted in him winning the Revere Award from the Real World Economics Review for being the economist “who first and most clearly anticipated and gave public warning of the Global Financial Collapse and whose work is most likely to prevent another GFC in the future”. Keen’s research specialty is monetary macroeconomic modeling. With the support of INET, he developed Minsky, an Open Source, cross-platform, visual monetary macroeconomic modeling program. It was selected as Project of the Month of January 2014 from amongst SoureForge’s 22,000 projects, and it is now available for use by other researchers.

Antoine Godin is an Associate Professor at Kingston University, London. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the university of Pavia (Italy). He teaches courses such as Financial Economics or Corporate Finance. He is currently working on various macro-modeling projects: a large empirical Stock Flow Consistent (SFC) model for the United Kingdom, a platform called Java Macro Agent Based toolkit allowing for AB-SFC modeling, a model of environmental economics, and a package for R allowing to simulate SFC models. Antoine publishes in journals like the Cambridge Journal of Economic, the Journal of Evolutionary Economics or Metroeconomica.

Dr Paul Auerbach obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1973 and since 1990 has been Reader in Economics at Kingston University. He is the author of Competition: the Economics of Industrial Change (Oxford: Basil Blackwell 1988). Recent work has been directed at the relationship between education (and human development, broadly considered) and economic development. He is completing a book on socialism.

Dr Julian Wells trained as a journalist after leaving school, and worked in local newspapers and trade and technical periodicals before taking his BSc (Econ) as a mature student (Queen Mary London 1985), an MSc in Logic and Scientific Method (London School of Economics 1986) and a PhD in economics (The Open University 2007). A varied teaching career has included extensive work in course development with The Open University (1996-2009). He joined Kingston as a senior lecturer in economics in 2003. His research interests stem from opposition to determinist ideas in social science. They extend from the new field of probabilistic political economy ('econophysics'), through the rediscovery of Marx's statistical thought, to the ways in which agent-based modelling of social and economic processes undercuts elitism and meritocracy and supports egalitarianism.

Fidelma Murphy is completing her PhD in Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway. As part of her PhD research, she has spent time at the University of California, Berkeley and El Colegio de Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico; conducting qualitative research at numerous Ford Motor Company plants. Her research interests include SSA theory, labour relations, the organisation and control of work activities and the effects of cross-border corporate locational decisions.

Dr Dimitris Sotiropoulos has published two books and papers in peer-referred journals (in English, Greek and German) and edited volumes. His research interests include: Theory of Value and Money, Political Economy of Finance, International Political Economy, History of Economic Thought. He has been elected twice member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Scientific Association of Political Economy. He is also member of the Editorial Board of the quarterly journal of economic and political theory Thesseis (published since 1982 in Greek).

Simon Mohun's work is primarily concerned with the theoretically informed measurement, description and explanation of trends in aggregate profitability in developed capitalist economies (especially the US economy). Much of this work involves a sharp focus on class, and his current research focus is on the relations between inequality, profitability and crisis over time. He has published numerous articles in international peer-refereed journals including the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Metroeconomica, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics and the Review of Radical Political Economics, and regularly presents his ongoing work at international conferences. He is currently co-organiser of the Training Workshops of the International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy. Simon is currently Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Queen Mary, University of London.

Ewa Karwowski is completing her PhD in Economics at SOAS, University of London. She has worked in development policy, including as ODI fellow in the National Treasury, South Africa. Her research interests include finance and development, the financialisation of the firm, financial stability, Islamic Banking and Kaleckian economics. Ewa is a member of the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) where she is part of the financialisation working group.

Rex McKenzie was trained at the New School for Social Research in New York USA. His 2006 PHD thesis was entitled Three Essays in the Political Economy of the English Speaking Caribbean. He has held Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Senior Researcher posts in Economics at the University of Technology, Kingston Jamaica, Purchase College, SUNY, New York, USA and the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He has four main research interests; Political Economy of Development, Political Economy of Finance, Political Economy of Small Island States and the History of Economic Thought.

Sakir Devrim Yilmaz took his PhD in Economics from University of Manchester in 2009 on public spending, growth and welfare. He worked as a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow at University of York, and as a Lecturer in Macroeconomics at University of Manchester, and is currently a Lecturer in Economics at Kingston University. His research interests include stock-flow consistent dynamic models, agent-based models and monetary theory of production.

Rob Jump studied for a PhD at the University of Kent, and subsequently worked as a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS, University of London.  He is currently a Lecturer at Kingston University, where he teaches econometrics and quantitative methods.  Rob's research is mainly focused on applied macroeconomics, particularly the interplay between income distribution and aggregate demand, and macroeconomic theory, particularly disequilibrium theory, heterogeneous agent models, and agent based modelling.  He has worked with co-authors at Kingston University, SOAS, the University of Surrey, UWE, and the University of Kent.  Rob is a member of Reteaching Economics, and more information can be found at www.robjump.com.

Javier López Bernardo holds a business degree (licenciatura) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, a Masters degree in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking from Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles and an M.A. in Economics from Kingston University, where he is currently doing his Ph.D in Economics. He has been scholarship holder for two years of the Ramon Areces Foundation and is studying as well for the CFA charter qualification. He has professional experience in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. His research interests include the role of business profits and capital gains in capitalist economies and stock-flow consistent methodology; in this regard he has translated into Spanish the main work in this field, Monetary Economics. Together with Rafael Wildauer he develops the Kingston Financial Balances Model.

Rafael Wildauer, after receiving a Bachelors and Masters degree in Economics from the University of Vienna, joined Kingston University to do a PhD in Economics in autumn 2013. His research interests are the determinants of household debt, particularly the role played by personal income inequality and the evolution of income and wealth inequality over time in general. Before coming to Kingston, Rafael gained research experience during an internship at the Macroeconomic Policy Institute in Düsseldorf, Germany, contributing to a meta-analysis of fiscal multipliers among other projects. He also worked as a research assistant at the University of Linz on statistical correction of the sample bias in wealth survey data. Together with Javier López Bernardo he develops the Kingston Financial Balances Model.

Collin Constantine is a PhD student in Economics at Kingston University and his dissertation investigates the determinants of the Eurozone current account imbalances. His other research interests extend to institutions, inequality, development economics and new political economy. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Development Economics from SOAS, University of London and is a recipient of a PhD studentship from Kingston University in 2015.

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