About the blog

The Developing Economics blog takes critical and pluralist approach to the field of Development Economics. It seeks to stimulate debate and reflection on economic development among academics and practitioners from all relevant fields. All critical voices out there are encouraged to submit contributions.

The editorial team consists of: 

Ilias Alami is a political economist. He currently holds a postdoctoral researcher position at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of global political economy, money and finance, state capitalism, economic geography, development and international capital flows, financialisation, theories of the state, and the articulations between race/class/coloniality. He tweets at @IliasAlami.

Carolina Alves is a Joan Robinson Fellow in Heterodox Economics at Girton College, at the University of Cambridge in the UK. She holds a PhD in Economics from SOAS, University of London. She is part of the Cambridge Social Ontology Group and the Alternative Approaches to Economics Research Group at the University of Cambridge. She is one of the founders of Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ), she sits on the Rebuilding Macroeconomics Advisory Board and the Progressive Economy Forum Council. She tweets at @cacrisalves.

Svenja Flechtner is an Assistant Professor of Pluralist Economics at the University of Siegen in Germany. She holds a doctoral degree in economics from Europa-Universität Flensburg. Her research and teaching activities concentrate on questions of economic and social development in the context of socio-economic inequalities. She is also interested in behavioural development economics and interdisciplinary research involving economics.  She tweets at @SvenjaFl.

Farwa Sial is a Research Fellow at the University of Manchester in the UK. Her research focuses on comparative development, Industrial policy, corporations, economic geography and the changing landscape of development assistance. She is co-convenor of the DSA Group Business and Development. She is interested in broadening the debate on economics and influencing policy- making to become inclusive of critical ideas. She tweets at @FarwaSial.

Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven (founding editor) is a Lecturer in International Development at the University of York in the UK. Her work centers on the role of finance in development, structural features of underdevelopment, and political economy analysis of international development policy. She is on the management committee of the Association for Heterodox Economics and is a founding steering group member of Decolonizing and Diversifying Economics. She tweets at @ingridharvold.