Prof. Maria Alejandra Madi
Maria Alejandra Madi holds a PhD in Economics (UNICAMP, Brazil). Her academic career includes a long-term professorship at the State University of Campinas UNICAMP (1983-2012) and visiting professorships at the University of Manitoba (Canada) and at the University of Kassel (Germany).
She currently is Director of the Green Economics Institute Academy (UK) and senior researcher and professor of economics at CEDES and FIA Business School, Brazil. She is also Chair of the World Economics Association (WEA) Online Conferences Programme, Editor of the WEA Books Conference Series and founding editor of the WEA Pedagogy Blog (weapedagogy.wordpress.com/). Because of her interest in a pluralist Economics Education, she has been Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education.
Besides having published research papers and book reviews in international journals, she co-edited some of The Green Economics Institute (UK) books, including The Greening of Global Finance, The Greening of Latin America and Values, Valuation & Valuing. She also co-edited some of the World Economics Association (UK) books: The Economics Curriculum: towards a radical reformulation, Ideas towards a new international financial architecture and Capital and Justice.
Her latest authored books include Small Business in Brazil: competitive global challenges, Pluralist Readings in Economics: key-concepts and policy-tools for the 21st century, Private Equity Globalisation: ethical business challenges, and The Dark Side of Nudges. Her forthcoming books are: A new look at the philospsophy of Keynes and Hayek: semiotic paths to complexity and Complexidade, economia e sociedade.
Among other activities, she is Vice-President of the Ordem dos Economistas do Brasil, Assistant Editor of The Open Journal Of Economics and Finance, Executive Editor of the Journal of Advances in Management Sciences and Information System and member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Green Economics.
In addition to her overall research interest that lies in the economic, social and environmental challenges of globalization, her current line of investigation includes a philosophical discussion both of realism in economics and in the methodology of economics within the wider context of the philosophy of science.
Dr. Consilz Tan
Dr. Tan Consilz has over 10 years of experience in academic. She is a Senior Lecturer from the School of Economics and Management in Xiamen University Malaysia (XMUM). She holds a doctorate degree from Murdoch University, specialising in statistics and economics. Her research areas are behavioural economics, real estate investment and decision-making.
Prior to her current position in XMUM, she was an Academic Department Head in one of the higher education institutions in Malaysia. In recognition of her expertise, she is appointed as Fellow by the Centre for Market Education. She plays role as reviewer for refereed journals and has reviewed journal and conference articles related to business management, economics, housing, and real estate markets. She has supervised postgraduate and undergraduate students to completion and published articles in several journals. She has experience in teaching wide range of students from secondary schools to master’s degrees. She involves in industry collaboration project and play role as consultant in both academic and industry.
In research, she has published her research mainly in the areas of behavioural economics, real estate investment, and teaching and learning. Tan is a certified trainer and she is regularly invited to conduct training on descriptive and inferential statistics, research methodology, dissertation supervision, and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). She is also well-versed in the usage of other statistical packages such as Stata, Econometric Views and MaxQDA.
Dr. Christopher Lingle
Dr Christopher Lingle earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Georgia in 1977 and has been employed at universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and USA.
He is a passionate supporter of human creativity and volunteer actions that lead to social harmony. To this end, he travels relentlessly to anywhere in the globe to discuss the impact of institutions and public policy on human liberty and dignity.
Currently, he is Visiting Professor of Economics in the Escuela de Negocios at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala (since 1998), Adjunct Scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies (Sydney), Research Scholar at the Centre for Civil Society (New Delhi), International Political Economic Advisor for the Asian Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs (Kathmandu) and Research Fellow at Advocata (Colombo, Sri Lanka).
Dr Lingle’s research interests are in the areas of Political Economy and International Economics with a focus upon emerging market economies and public policy reform in Europe, East Asia, Latin America and Southern Africa. His work has appeared as chapters in books, the international media, and scholarly journals.
Francesco Di Iorio is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Nankai University in Tianjin (China). His research interests focus on the philosophy of social science, particularly non-reductionist methodological individualism, hermeneutics, fallibilism, ordinary rationality, complex systems, and the Austrian School of Economics.
Professor Di Iorio earned a PhD in Philosophy from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales and CREA–École Polytechnique (France) in 2012. Before joining Nankai University, he held postdoctoral positions at Duke University (USA) and Sorbonne University (FMSH Fernand Braudel fellowship) and teaching positions at ESCP Europe Paris (France), Luiss University (Italy) and Southeast University (China).
He is a member of the steering committee of the Asian Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ANPOSS). Moreover, he has been awarded the Nankai One Hundred Young Academic Leaders Program Award and the Tianjin Thousand Talents Program Prize.
Dr. Matthew McCaffrey
A Lecturer in Enterprise in the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. He has also taught at the University of Illinois at Springfield and Auburn University. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Angers, an MS in economics from Auburn University, and a BA in literature from Colorado State University. He is the recipient of the 2012 Richard E. Fox Foundation Research Prize, and of the 2010 Lawrence W. Fertig Prize in Austrian Economics. His research focuses on entrepreneurial decision-making, the relationship between entrepreneurship and institutions, and the history of entrepreneurial ideas
Prof. David Emanuel Andersson
An Associate Professor of Management at National Sun Yat-sen University in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. He specializes in regional and urban development studies, focusing on the effects of entrepreneurship, institutions, and infrastructural networks.
According to the late American historian and sociologist of science, Rogers Hollingsworth, Andersson’s co-authored book Time, Space and Capital (2017) is “breathtaking in its success in integrating knowledge from not only the social but also the humanistic and natural sciences.”
Andersson’s research has appeared in leading geography, planning and development journals such as Environment and Planning A, Journal of Economic Geography, Transportation Research Part A, and Urban Studies. From 2013 to 2020, he edited Cosmos + Taxis, a multidisciplinary journal that explores topics related to spontaneous orders in nature and society.
Andersson received his PhD in Regional Planning from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and his BSc in Statistics from the University of Gothenburg.
Dr. Klajdi Bregu
An assistant professor of economics at IU South Bend’s Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics. Prior to his appointment to the Leighton School faculty, Dr. Bregu taught at the University of Arkansas. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance at University of Arkansas in May 2012, his MA in economics in May 2014 and his PhD in economics in August 2017.
He is an applied microeconomist with an interest in financial decision making and Austrian Economics. He uses experimental and behavioral techniques, in his research to explore how overconfidence affects human decision making. He has published research in the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control and the Southern Economic Journal. In addition to this, Dr. Bregu incorporates Experimental Economics and Austrian Economics in his classes to broaden his students understanding of economic issues.
Paolo Silvestri holds a Degree in Economics and Commerce and a PhD in Philosophy of Law from the University of Padova, and is Habilitated Associate Professor both in Philosophy of Law and Political Philosophy since 2013.
His current affiliations are:
- Research Affiliate, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Turin, Italy;
- Contract professor of:
- Justice and Economy; Humanomics: Ethics and Economics; Humanomics: Philosophy and Economics; Economics of Education and Human Capital (University of Turin); Economic Analysis of Law (Bocconi University, Milan, Italy);
- Tax Justice and E-commerce (LUISS University, Rome, Italy);
- Visiting and contract professor of State, Institutions, Economy (University Lyon2, France).
His current research interests lie at the intersection of History and Philosophy of Economics, Legal and Political Philosophy, with a specific focus on: tax justice; freedom and liberalism; reciprocity and gift-giving in taxation; Institutional Economics and gift; percentage philanthropy institutions; value Judgements and normativity in Economics and in Law&Economics; Italian tradition in public finance.
He held Visiting positions at: Cornell University as “Luigi Einaudi” Chair Holder (2011), Mario Einaudi Center (2014), Cornell Law School (2015); Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg (2015); Department of Government, LSE (2015); Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg as Marie Curie Fellow of the European Union and Guest Professor (2017-18); Triangle UMR 5206 – CNRS/ENS de Lyon, Université Lumière Lyon 2 (2020).
From 2012 to 2018 he was also Coordinator of the Cornell-in-Turin Study Abroad Programme (Cornell University), where he also taught modules in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Among his honours and prizes: the STOREP grant Award 2016 for the research project “Theories of tax justice: between exchange and gift”; the Marie Curie Fellowship for the research project “Anthropology of Taxation. Enquiry into the Human Foundations of Fiscal Democracy” (2017-18).
He is member of the Editorial Boards of several journals and editorial series, and member of the scientific committee of the “National Edition of the Works of Luigi Einaudi”. He is the author of four monographic books, six edited books/Journal special issue/Symposium, and several scientific articles and book chapters. More about his research, publications and academic activities can be found at the website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Paolo_Silvestri3.