Professor Özlem Onaran

Professor Özlem Onaran

Professor Özlem Onaran

Professor Özlem Onaran

Professor of Economics, Director of Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre

Department of International Business and Economics

Business School

Biography

Özlem Onaran is Professor of Economics at the University of Greenwich and the director of the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre. She has done extensive research on issues of inequality, wage-led growth, employment, globalization, gender, and crises. She has directed research projects for the International Labour Organisation, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Foundation of European Progressive Studies, the Vienna Chamber of Labour, the Austrian Science Foundation, and Unions21. She is member of the Scientific Committee of the Foundation of European Progressive Studies, Scientific Advisory Board of Hans Boeckler Foundation, and the Policy Advisory Group of the Women's Budget Group. She has more than seventy articles in books and peer reviewed journals such as Cambridge Journal of Economics, World Development, Environment and Planning A, Public Choice, Economic Inquiry, European Journal of Industrial Relations, International Review of Applied Economics, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Eastern European Economics, and Review of Political Economy.

Before joining the University of Greenwich in 2012, Özlem has worked at several universities including the University of Westminster, the University of Applied Sciences-Berlin, Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Istanbul Technical University.

Teaching and administrative activities

  • Director of Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre
  • International Macroeconomics, MSc Business and Financial Economics, Course Leader
  • Dissertations Workshop, MSc Business and Financial Economics
  • Labour Economics, BSc Economics, Course Leader
  • MPhil/PhD supervision

MPhil/PhD supervision

  • 1st Supervisor, Thomas Obst, The interaction of income distribution, aggregate demand and economic growth in the context of European imbalances, 2013-, University of Greenwich
  • 1st Supervisor, Shanaz Sumra, Prospects for growth with equality in sub-Saharan Africa in the age of globalization, 2013-, University of Greenwich
  • 1st Supervisor, Daniele Tori, The Effects of Financialisation on Growth and Distribution, 2013-, University of Greenwich
  • 1st Supervisor, Evrydiki Fotopoulou, The role of gender equality in sustainable development strategy, 2014-, University of Greenwich
  • 1st Supervisor, Alexander Guschanski, "The causes of falling wage share and prospects for growth with equality in a globalized economy" 2015-, University of Greenwich
  • 2nd supervisor, (with Dr. Hawkes), Sridevi Yerrabati, "FDI and Corporate Governance in Middle Income Countries", 2012-2014, University of Greenwich
  • 3rd supervisor, (with Professor Greer), Maria Mantynen, "Reining in the European Welfare State – the Case of Finland", 2013-, University of Greenwich
  • Excellence in Research Award, University of Greenwich, Faculty of Business, 2015  
  • October 2005 Dr. Heinz-Kienzl Prize, Austrian National Bank (€20000)
  • May 2004 Young Economist Award, Austrian Economic Association (€700)
  • May 2004 Academy of Science of Turkey, Young Scientist Award (€1500)
  • Feb–Dec 2000 Post-Doctoral Research Grant, Istanbul Technical University ($12000)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Foundation of European Progressive Studies
  • Member of the Debt Truth Committee of the Hellenic Parliament
  • Associate editor, Competition and Change
  • Member of the Editorial Board, European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Hans Boeckler Foundation, 2014-
  • Member of the Policy Advisory Group of the Women's Budget Group, UK, December 2013-
  • Member of the Coordinating Committee of the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies, 2009-present
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of the Post-Keynesian Study Group, 2012-
  • Research Associate of the Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, 2007-present
  • Fellow of the Global Labour University, 2010-present
  • Research Fellow of the Economic Research Forum for Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey, 2011-present
  • Member of Economists for Rational Economic Policies (EREP)

Özlem Onaran's research areas include globalization, crisis, income distribution, wage-led growth, employment, investment, development, and gender. Özlem's research has recently focused on five issues:

(1) the interaction of income distribution, demand, and growth,

(2) financial crises and distributional consequences,

(3) the effects of international trade and foreign direct investment on wages, employment, and investment,

(4) the gender effects of international trade and economic crisis,

(5) the effects of globalisation on the welfare states.

Özlem has articles in books and journals such as Cambridge Journal of Economics, World Development, Environment and Planning A, Public Choice, Economic Inquiry, European Journal of Industrial Relations, International Review of Applied Economics, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Review of Political Economy, and Eastern European Economics.

Özlem's research has been funded by the International Labour Office, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Foundation of European Progressive Studies, Austrian Science Fund, Austrian National Bank, Vienna Chamber of Labour, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Economic Research Forum for Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey, and the Academy of Science of Turkey.

Recent projects

, and () . Development and Change. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 3-27. ISSN 0012-155X ISSN 0012-155X

() . Review of Keynesian Economics. Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 458-474. ISSN 2049-5323 ISSN 2049-5323

() . European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies. Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 229-240. ISSN 2052-7764 ISSN 2052-7764

and () . Cambridge Journal of Economics. Oxford University Press. ISSN 0309-166X ISSN 0309-166X

() . Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD.

and () . Environment and Planning A. Pion Ltd.. pp. 373-397. ISSN 0308-518X ISSN 0308-518X

and () . Environment and Planning A. Pion Ltd.. pp. 2489-2513. ISSN 0308-518X ISSN 0308-518X

, and () . International Review of Applied Economics. Routledge Francis & Taylor. pp. 429-448. ISSN 0269-2171 ISSN 0269-2171

and () . Review of Keynesian Economics (ROKE). Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 61-78. ISSN 2049-5323 ISSN 2049-5323

() . Review of Political Economy. Routledge / Taylor & Francis. pp. 251-271. ISSN 0953-8259 ISSN 0953-8259

and () . International Review of Applied Economics. Routledge / Taylor & Francis. pp. 191-203. ISSN 0269-2171 ISSN 0269-2171

, and () . Economic Inquiry. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. pp. 880-904. ISSN 0095-2583 ISSN 0095-2583

() . Capital & Class. SAGE Publications. pp. 213-231. ISSN 0309-8168 ISSN 0309-8168

() . The International Trade Journal. Routledge / Taylor & Francis. pp. 163-204. ISSN 0885-3908 ISSN 0885-3908

, and () . Cambridge Journal of Economics. Oxford University Press. pp. 637-661. ISSN 0309-166X ISSN 0309-166X

() . International Journal of Public Policy. Inderscience Publishers. pp. 51-69. ISSN 1740-0600 ISSN 1740-0600

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() . In: Economics and austerity in Europe: gendered impacts and sustainable alternatives. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN 9781138646070

and () . In: Emerging Economies during and after the Great Recession. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, UK. pp. 270-309. ISBN 9781137485540

and () . In: Wage-Led Growth: An Equitable Strategy for Economic Recovery. Palgrave Macmillan UK. pp. 71-99. ISBN 978-1-137-35792-2

() . In: Social costs today: institutional analyses of the present crises. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon. pp. 115-141.

() . In: A modern guide to Keynesian macroeconomics and economic policies. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham : Glos. pp. 240-266. ISBN 978 1 84980 140 9

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