Dr Susan Newman

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  • Qualifications:PhD Economics and MSc Development Economics, SOAS University of London; MSci Physics, University of Bristol
  • Position:Senior Lecturer - Economics
  • Department:FBL - Accounting, Economics and Finance
  • Telephone:+44 (0)117 32 83955
  • Email:Susan3.Newman@uwe.ac.uk
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Area of expertise

I am an economist with over 10 years of experience in academic and applied policy research. My areas of specialism include price formation and behaviour in agro-commodity markets, global value chain analysis, industrial policy, financialisation of corporate strategy​, and the political economy of South Africa.

Before joining UWE, I was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and Senior Researcher for the Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development research programme at the University of the Witwatersrand.

I am a visiting research fellow at the University of Johannesburg, a Visiting Research Fellow at REPOA: Policy Research for Development, Tanzania , coordinator of the Commodity Studies Working Group of the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (iippe.org) and a member of Reteaching Economics (reteacheconomics.org).

I would be interested in supervising projects that involve critical engagement with orthodox economics and the pursuit of political economy analyses in the broad subject areas of food and agricultural policy; industrial policy and industrialization; commodity dependence and economic development; financial sector development and the allocation of capital; the relationship between finance, financial practices and the organisation of production and work (in particular, but not limited to, transanational supply chains and networks).

I am the programme leader for the MSc in Global Political Economy.


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