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 Rex McKenzie earned his PhD from the New School for Social Research in New York. He has held lecturer, assistant professor and senior researcher posts in Jamaica, the USA and South Africa. His main research interest is in the area of international political economy. He is the editor of the World Economic Review-Contemporary Policy Issues and a volume on The Global South after the Crisis published in July 2016.
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.
Antoine Godin is an Associate Professor of Economics. He holds an M.Sc. in Applied Engineering Mathematics and a PhD in Economics. He has developed two modelling packages: an R package to design, calibrate and simulate Stock-Flow Consistent models, and a java platform to design and simulate Agent-Based Stock-Flow Consistent models. Antoine has published numerous articles on both methodological and theoretical aspects of economics, combining various strands of literature, and applied to diverse topics such as environmental, labour and innovation economics.
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 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.
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.