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; Role of the State; Political settlements and corruption; Structural Economic Dynamics; Global Policy; Industrial Policy.
Development economics, economic growth, institutional economics, taxation in less developed countries, the political economy of oil states, political economy of industrial policy in Latin America, especially of Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil.
I have been Professor of Economics at SOAS since 1992, having travelled the short distance from Birkbeck College where I was Professor of Economics, having been a founding member of the Department in 1972.
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.
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.
Examining the economic implications of single-state perspectives to describe the status quo economy in Palestine/Israel and policy approaches around an eventual single-state resolution to the conflict.