Political Economy research group

The creation of a dedicated Political Economy Research Group acknowledges the burgeoning international reputation that the Department is developing for being a leading centre for critical studies in the area.

About us

The Department of Political Science and International Studies hosts a large and vibrant Political Economy research community.

Launched in 2002, the Political Economy Research Group holds a series of regular events each term, including: guest seminars by leading scholars in the field; roundtable discussions on contemporary developments in the world economy; research workshops and policy engagement forums; as well as major conferences. In addition to academic staff, our large community of doctoral researchers and graduate students play a major role in Political Economy Research Group events.

For further information about the research group contact:
Dr Huw Macartney, Email h.macartney@bham.ac.uk

Activities

Recent events:

Political Economy Research Group 'Work-in-Progress' Workshop (24 May 2016) The POLSIS Political Economy Research Group hold a workshop with Distinguished External Speakers to discuss research projects on the global political economy.

Global Economic Crisis: Which economy and what crisis, an exploration of alternative frameworks (02 April 2014) This workshop was set up with the aim of facilitating discussion across different critical approaches to political economy, to develop and clarify the conceptual assumptions that alternative positions have and hence to sharpen our understanding of similarities and substantive differences. The aim was to initiate a research project that moved beyond the current situation of ‘parallel conversations’ and begins a more systematic understanding and synthesis of political economic approaches to the global financial crisis.

Members

Academic members:

NameJob titleSchool or DepartmentEmailTelephone
Dr David BaileyLecturerDepartment of Political Science and International Studiesd.j.bailey@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 2991
Professor Peter BurnhamProfessor of Political Science and International StudiesDepartment of Political Science and International Studiesp.burnham@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 8225
Dr Richard ConnollyCo-Director of CREES
Senior Lecturer in Political Economy
Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studiesr.connolly@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 8219
Dr Paul LewisSenior Lecturer in Political EconomyThe Department of Organisation, Work and Employmentlewispc@bham.ac.uk0121 414 8786
Dr Huw MacartneySenior Lecturer in Political EconomyDepartment of Political Science and International Studiesh.macartney@bham.ac.uk
Dr Nicola SmithSenior Lecturer in Political ScienceDepartment of Political Science and International Studiesn.j.smith.1@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 7569
Dr Jill SteansSenior Lecturer in International Relations Theory
Academic Lead Professional Development Module, College of Social Sciences
Department of Political Science and International Studiesj.a.steans@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 6278
Professor Colin ThainProfessor of Political ScienceDepartment of Political Science and International Studiesc.thain@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 415 1052
Dr Sotirios ZartaloudisLecturer in PoliticsDepartment of Political Science and International Studiess.zartaloudis@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 6515

PhD doctoral researchers:

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For further information about the research group contact:
Dr Huw Macartney, Email h.macartney@bham.ac.uk

Political Economy research group is part of the Department of Political Science and International Studies.