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Political Economy MA: Who teaches this course

About the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

FASS FacultyThis 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:

  • courses designed in collaboration with industry professionals – keeping you up to date with the latest developments;
  • established connections with the London arts and media scene – with a range of guest speakers, professors and lecturers visiting the University; and
  • committed and enthusiastic staff – many of whom are expert practitioners as well as leading academics and researchers.

The Faculty's combination of academics and practitioners makes it a unique environment in which to further your studies and your career.

Where is the Faculty based? Most students are based at the University's Penrhyn Road campus, with our music courses taught at the Kingston Hill campus.

Staff teaching on this course

Professor Engelbert Stockhammer

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.


Professor Steve Keen

Steve is an expert on modelling economic instability, and was one of the few economists to warn of the 2008 financial crisis before it happened. His best known academic work is the book Debunking Economics, which explains why the foundations of mainstream economics is unsound. He has over 70 academic publications on topics ranging from complex systems modelling to Islamic Finance and the history of economic thought, and developed the free Open Source modelling program Minsky.

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