Lead Coordinator & WP 1 Leader


Principal Investigator, Economics Division, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds

Malcolm is the lead coordinator, is Professor of Economics, Leeds University Business School, and formerly Pro-Dean for Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Business. He is internationally recognised for his research on macroeconomics, and macroeconomic policy. He is managing editor of International Review of Applied Economics and the editor of the series New Directions in Modern Economics published by Edward Elgar. He is the author of 12 books (most recently (with P. Arestis), Economic and Monetary Union Macroeconomic Policies: Current Practices and Alternatives (Palgrave Macmillan) and has edited 24 books (most recently with P. Arestis) Economic Policies, Governance and the New Economics, and The Euro Crisis (both published by Palgrave Macmillan). He has published around 100 papers in refereed academic journals and contributed chapters to over 100 books Recent publications include ‘Alternative economic policies for the Economic and Monetary Union’, Contributions to Political Economy, vol. 32 June 2013; ‘Endogenous money, circuits, and financialization’,  Review of Keynesian Economics, Vol. 1 No. 2, Summer 2013; ‘The tragedy of UK fiscal policy’, Cambridge Journal of Economics , vol. 36, no. 1; and (with Philip Arestis), ‘A critical reconsideration of the foundations of monetary policy in the new consensus macroeconomics framework’, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2008, vol. 32 no. 5. He was a participant in co-ordinated action projects under FP 5 and 6 (‘Improvement of economic policy co-ordination for full employment and social cohesion in Europe’ and ‘Privatisation and the European Social Model).