Jeff Powell

Jeff Powell HBA (Honours Business Administration), MA, MSc, PGCHE, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Economics

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Jeff Powell
HBA (Honours Business Administration), MA, MSc, PGCHE, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Economics


Jeff Powell joined the University of Greenwich in 2014 as a Senior Lecturer in Economics. He is a member of the Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA) and the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC). He is a founding member of Reteaching Economics.  

He completed doctoral studies in economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His research looked at the distinctive nature of the financialisation of emerging capitalist economies, with a focus on the changes in the funding and investment behaviour of Mexican non-financial firms.  

Previously, Jeff worked as Policy & Campaigns Director of UK development NGO War on Want, and was Director of the UK NGO the Bretton Woods Project, scrutinising the policies and projects of the international financial institutions. He has extensive experience in community-led economic development projects from Southeast Asia to Latin America.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Programme Leader: BSc Economics, BSC Economics with Banking and BA Business Economics
  • Programme Leader, Undergraduate Economics
  • Macroeconomics 1, Module leader
  • History of Economic Thought, Module co-leader
  • Monetary Economics, BSc Economics, Module leader
  • Member PEGFA/GPERC

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Financialisation; financialisation in emerging capitalist economies; financialisation of the non-financial firm; firm financing and investment
  • Monetary economics and monetary policy
  • Theories of finance and development; history of economic thought
  • Contemporary financing of development; private sector financing; international financial institutions; global economic governance; governance of international finance
  • Financialisation and public services
  • Regional expertise: Latin America (Mexico, Argentina); Southeast Asia (Thailand)
  • Panel time series; SNA and flow of funds analysis; stock-flow consistent macro-modelling; semi-structured interviewing; mixed methods