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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Jalal Siddiki joined the teaching staff after completing his PhD at Kingston. His doctoral research topic was financial liberalisation and, with Paul Auerbach, he has written a survey of this topic in the Journal of Economic Surveys. Jalal teaches macroeconomics and econometrics.
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.
Vince Daly is a professor in the School of Economics and teaches the Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting module. Specialist subjects include computing for economics, applied econometrics and macroeconometrics. Research interests include applied econometrics and macroeconometrics.