Professor Bill Dunn


I joined Kingston in 2022. From 2005 to 2022, I worked in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney and before that at the Universities of Leeds, Bristol and the West of England. My principal research interests are in global political economy and in Marxism. My most recent books are on Keynes and Marx (Manchester University Press 2021), Neither Free Trade nor Protection (Edward Elgar 2015) and The Political Economy of Global Capitalism and Crisis (Routledge 2014). I also edited A Research Agenda for Critical Political Economy (Edward Elgar 2020). 

Academic responsibilities

Professor of Economics


  • PhD, International Political Economy, University of the West of England
  • MSc, Politics and Sociology, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Leeds
  • BSc, Physics, University of York

Teaching and learning

I teach on the modules Becoming an Economist, Contemporary Issues in Economics, Development Economics, International Trade and Finance and Working as an Economist.

I have previously taught a range of subjects in political economy, including Money and Finance, International Economy and Finance, Theories of Political Economy, and International Trade.

Undergraduate courses taught


My principle research interests are in Marx, Keynes and the global political economy; particularly around issues of work and labour, of trade and of money and finance. 

I am interested in supervising research projects in these and other areas from heterodox economic perspectives.


Number of items: 24.


Dunn, Bill (2023) Stabilizing a Keynes-Minsky model of financial fragility. Science & Society, ISSN (print) 0036-8237 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Dunn, Bill (2023) For financial illiteracy. The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 34(2), pp. 299-313. ISSN (print) 1035-3046

Dunn, Bill (2019) Book Review of 'Keynes and the General Theory revisited' by Axel Kicillof. Review of Radical Political Economics, 51(2), pp. 344-347. ISSN (print) 0486-6134

Dunn, Bill and Webb, Sam (2019) Australian superannuation : an unsustainable pyramid scheme? Journal of Australian Political Economy, 83, pp. 5-31. ISSN (print) 0156-5826

Dunn, Bill (2018) On the prospects of a return to Keynes : taking Keynes’s political philosophy seriously. Global Society, 32(3), pp. 302-323. ISSN (print) 1360-0826

Dunn, Bill (2017) Against neoliberalism as a concept. Capital & Class, 41(3), pp. 435-454. ISSN (print) 0309-8168

Dunn, Bill (2017) Class, capital and the global unfree market : resituating theories of monopoly capitalism and unequal exchange. Science & Society, 81(3), pp. 348-374. ISSN (print) 0036-8237

Dunn, Bill (2014) Making sense of austerity : the rationality in an irrational system. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 25(3), pp. 417-434. ISSN (print) 1035-3046

Dunn, Bill (2014) Skills, credentials and their unequal reward in a heterogeneous global political economy. Journal of Sociology, 50(3), pp. 349-367. ISSN (print) 1440-7833

Dunn, Bill (2014) Some thoughts on wages, profits and the contradictions of capitalism. Erwagen Wissen Ethik [Deliberation Knowledge Ethics], 25(4), pp. 551-553. ISSN (print) 1610-3696

Dunn, Bill (2012) Marx's method and the global crisis. International Critical Thought, 2(3), pp. 362-374. ISSN (print) 2159-8282

Dunn, Bill (2011) Value theory in an incomplete capitalist system : reprioritizing the centrality of social labor in Marxist political economy. Review of Radical Political Economics, 43(4), pp. 488-505. ISSN (print) 0486-6134

Dunn, Bill (2011) Marxist crisis theory and the need to explain both sides of capitalism's cyclicity. Rethinking Marxism, 23(4), pp. 524-542. ISSN (print) 0893-5696


Dunn, Bill (2021) Keynes and Marx. Manchester, U.K. : Manchester University Press. (Progress in Political Economy) ISBN 9781526154903

Dunn, Bill (2015) Neither free trade nor protection : a critical political economy of trade theory and practice. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar. ISBN 9781783471928

Dunn, Bill (2014) The political economy of global capitalism and crisis. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. (RIPE Series in Global Political Economy) ISBN 9780415844390

Dunn, Bill (2008) Global political economy : a Marxist critique. London, U.K. : Pluto Press. 384p. ISBN 9780745326672

Book Section

Dunn, Bill (2022) Theories of international trade and economic imperialism. In: Cope, Zac and Ness, Immanuel, (eds.) Oxford handbook of economic imperialism. Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press. pp. 81-100. (Oxford Handbooks) ISBN 9780197527085

Dunn, Bill (2022) The Marxist tradition of political economy. In: Stilwell, Frank , Primrose, David and Thornton, Tim B., (eds.) Handbook of alternative theories of political economy. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar. pp. 51-65. ISBN 9781789909050

Dunn, Bill (2021) Globalization and labor. In: Spillman, Lynette, (ed.) Sociology. Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press. (Oxford Bibliographies)

Dunn, Bill (2020) For a critical political economy of international trade. In: Dunn, Bill, (ed.) A research agenda for critical political economy. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar. pp. 77-90. (Elgar Research Agendas) ISBN 9781789903065

Dunn, Bill (2020) What makes critical research in political economy? In: Dunn, Bill, (ed.) A research agenda for critical political economy. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar. pp. 1-18. (Elgar Research Agendas) ISBN 9781789903065

Dunn, Bill (2012) The strange death of neoliberalism : the case of the missing corpse. In: Cahill, Damien , Edwards, Lindy and Stilwell, Frank, (eds.) Neoliberalism : beyond the free market. Cheltenham, U.K. : Edward Elgar. ISBN 9781781002346

Dunn, Bill (2011) The new economy and labour's decline : questioning their association. In: Serrano, Melisa , Xhafa, Edlira and Fichter, Michael, (eds.) Trade unions and the global crisis : labour's visions, strategies and responses. Geneva, Switzerland : ILO Publications. pp. 63-78. ISBN 9789221249269

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