Office location 4.44 Business School, Manchester Campus
Office hours During term: Monday, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm and Friday, 1.30 pm - 2:30 pm
Who am I?
Who am I?
I am a lecturer at the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School in economics. I hold a PhD in economics from the Leeds University Business School, a MSc and an undergrad degree in economics from the University of Bamberg.
I am a pluralist Macroeconomist interested in economic and financial crises. My research aims to establish an improved Minsky – inspired theory and an overhaul of methodology (mainstream and heterodox) with regards to modeling crisis episodes specifically and economies more generally.
I am an active member of various academic organizations including the Post Keynesian Study Group (PKSG) and the Reteaching Economics Network.
Academic and professional qualifications
PhD Economics, University of Leeds. Supervisors: Prof David Spencer, Prof Andrew Brown, Dr Annina Kaltenbrunner. Thesis title: "Economic and Financial Bubbles: Definition, Theory and Recent History".
Msc Economics, University of Bamberg
BA Economics, University of Bamberg
Teaching & Research Supervision
Why study ?
I am currently the Module Leader of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics Principles 1.
At the Postgraduate level I am teaching Pluralist Economic Analysis.
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
My research focuses on reoccurring and changing instability levels within complex socio-economic systems. To be able to explain episodes of high fragility, my work aims to establish an extended Minskian theory heavily leaning on the Financial Instability Hypothesis. Methodologically, my research focus lies on a paradigm shift tied to the extended theory.
Whilst the research is concerned with theoretical and methodological issues, the approach is a pluralist one, drawing on Post-Keynesian theories, Sociology, Econophysics, Complexity, International Political Economy and Economic Geography.