Production Structures and Capabilities; Learning, Organisations and Innovation; Automation and Robots; Industrial Ecosystems; Linkages, Diversification and Industrial Renewal; Financialisation of manufacturing; Political economy of industrial development; Political settlements and corruption; Structural Economic Dynamics; Global Policy.
Feminist Economics; Gender and Employment; Care and Social Reproduction; Aid, Debt and International Financial Institutions; Macroeconomic Policies and Employment; Commodities, Agriculture and Rural Development; Research Methods; Qualitative Methods; Middle East; Palestine; Jordan; Egypt; East Africa; Tanzania; Uganda.
Southern Africa: the mineral-energy complex in South Africa; the political economy of consumption, particularly food; privatisation and industrial policy; political economy, history of economic thought and economic theory; economics imperialism especially social capital.
International finance for development and the economic reform programmes associated with IMF and World Bank finance to developing countries; the links between macro-economic policy and agricultural performance in sub-Saharan Africa; the gender dimensions of economic liberalisation and globalisation; and the political economy of economic reform in the Middle East and North Africa. Cross-cutting these subject areas are two geographical areas of specialisation, namely sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Ghana and Eastern and Southern Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa.
Environmental economics, Development economics, Economics of hydropower development, Energy economics, Transport economics, Economics of sustainable business, Sustainable economic development policy in developing countries, Climate change.
Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Economics and economic methodology, scientific pluralism, heterodox economics, ethics and economics, Methodology and Philosophy of Austrian economics, Economics of Altruism and Gift, Methodology of Macroeconomics and Ecological and green economics.
The history and the methodology of econometrics, applied macro-econometrics with particular reference to transitional and developing economies, international economic/financial issues, social, ethnic and cultural problems associated with economic development
Financial markets, commodity and food prices, commodity futures markets and industries (soft and grain), price risk management, international economics and finance, programme evaluation techniques. Regional interests: Sub-Saharan Africa and West Africa in particular.
Political economy of aid and policy reform in low-income countries, the international financial institutions; development policy and theory. Teaching interests include macroeconomics and research methods.
The role of agriculture in the growth process in Indonesia; poverty measurement, determinants and policy; oil and economic policy; economic history of East and South Asia. Teaching includes, South East Asia.
North-South Economic relations, adjustment and development, finance and development, international trade and finance, and comparative economics policy studies in Asia and Africa. Teaching interests include open economy macroeconomics, international trade and finance and financial economics. Africa and Asia.
Political economy of food, agricultural and food systems, labour markets and informalisation, feminist economics and gender analysis, research methodology (especially mixed research methods), Sub-Saharan Africa (in particular Mozambique).
The impact of privatisation and commercialisation; public and private sector systems of provision; infrastructure development; utilities; role of domestic private sector in basic service delivery, equity impact of institutional and infrastructure reform.
Ramin has won the awards for Best Fractional Teacher in the Economics Department for two consecutive years (2014/2015 & 2015/2016) and has been awarded the Director's Teaching Prize for Innovative and Inspirational Teaching in 2016/17
An outmigrant from international studies to development economics, I've long been caught between a deep interest in long-run institutional change and a commitment to rigorous consideration of the analytical problems involved.