This course is delivered by the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
The Department of Economics at Kingston University is well established for its long-term focus on high-quality teaching and for research on applied economics and economic policy.
Publications from the department deal with a range of topics concerning finance, economic development, international economics, globalisation and political economy, with a special emphasis on the implications of developments in these areas for economic policy. This research informs both classroom teaching and the supervisory role of members of the department in students' research.
As a student on this course, you will benefit from a lively study environment, thanks to the wide range of postgraduate courses on offer.
The Faculty provides a vibrant and forward-thinking environment for study with:
The Faculty's combination of academics and practitioners makes it a unique environment in which to further your studies and your career.
Dr. Karwowski's research focuses on finance and development, financialisation, financial stability, Islamic Banking and Kaleckian economics. She has worked as economic consultant for international organisations including the ILO, UNDESA, and the OECD. During her ODI fellowship, she worked for the National Treasury, South Africa. Ewa is on the board of the post-Keynesian Study Group (PKSG), the communications officer of the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) and member of the New Economics Foundation's (NEF) Spokespersons Network.
Engelbert Stockhammer is professor of economics. His research areas include macroeconomics, applied econometrics, financial systems 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 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. His books include The rise of unemployment in Europe (Edward Elgar, 2004). Macroeconomic policy on shaky foundations. Whither mainstream economics? (with E. Hein and T. Niechoj; Metropolis 2009).
Engelbert is also research associate at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (PERI) and member of the coordination committee of the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policy (FMM). He has worked with NGOs like ATTAC and has done research for the Austrian Chamber of Labour and the ILO.
Dr Joachim Stibora teaches microeconomics and international economics. His research concentrates on the development of theoretical models of international trade and economic development. He has published in Economica, the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Development Economics.
Dr Ali Shamsavari obtained his PhD from Vanderbilt University, USA. Ali's current teaching includes development economics and transnational enterprises. His current research focus is on the impact of multinational business on economic development. He has previously written on the history of economic thought and is the author of Dialectics and Social Theory: The Logic of Capital.
Dr Julian Wells is director of studies. He worked as a journalist before taking his economics degree. Julian's research is in the new field of probabilistic political economy ('conophysics'), in particular in the statistical distribution of company profit rates.