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Dr Danilo Spinola

Dr. Danilo Spinola is the Director of the Centre for Accountancy, Finance, and Economics (CAFE) and serves as the Academic Lead for Ethics at BCU's AFE College, alongside his role as a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Birmingham City University (BCU). His work explores the connections between innovation, inequality, and sustainability. With a Ph.D. in the Economics of Innovation from the UNU-MERIT and a postdoctoral fellowship at the same institution, he has deepened his understanding of how innovation affects both the economy and the environment. Dr. Spinola aims to find solutions that balance technological progress with fairness and sustainability.

In his role at BCU, Dr. Spinola teaches courses such as Economics for Sustainable Development, Political Economy, Economic History, and Labour Economics. His research, which has been published in journals like Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Review of Political Economy, Metroeconomica, and Review of Keynesian Economics, focuses on economic development, especially in emerging economies. This involves combining data analysis with theoretical models within Keynesian and Evolutionary frameworks.

Dr. Spinola also consults for organizations like the ECLAC, the IDB, and the INET, bringing his academic insights to broader economic development challenges. As a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), he is committed to teaching and learning excellence. Stationed in the Curzon Building, room C213, he is available to supervise PhD students interested in his fields of study, aiming to contribute to the academic community with both humility and dedication.

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  • Dr Peter Samuels

    Senior Lecturer in Research Practice

    Dr Peter Samuels obtained a BA in Mathematics from Cambridge University in 1987 (converted to an MA in 1991).  In 2018, he was transferred to the Business School where he lectures and provides support to students and staff in research methods and research software.

  • Dr Navjot Sandhu

    Deputy Head of Graduate School of Management

    Dr Navjot Sandhu is Deputy Head of Graduate School of Management at Birmingham City University . She  has a wide range of experience of developing, delivering higher education courses programmes, modules at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

  • Dr Shishank Shishank

    Associate Professor in Digital Transformation and Operations Management

    Dr. Shishank Shishank has a multidisciplinary background with a PhD in Operations Management from the University of the West of Scotland. His PhD brings together both management and engineering concepts and was titled Outsourcing: Decision-making during the stages of Design and Engineering.

  • Dr Danilo Spinola

    Director of the Centre for Accountancy, Finance and Economics (CAFE) | Senior Lecturer in Economics

    Dr  Danilo Spinola holds a PhD on Economics from the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT)/Maastricht University, where he also been a postdoctoral fellow.

  • Dr Mingru Sun

    Senior Lecturer in Finance

    Dr Mingru Sun obtained her PhD in Economics from the University of Birmingham. Her PhD research focused on the investigation of transaction cost, holding period and return volatility in stock markets.  She also holds an MSc in International Money and Banking from the University of Birmingham.

  • Anna Yartseva

    Senior Lecturer in Economics, Programme Leader for BA Economics

    Anna Yartseva main area of academic expertise is macroeconomics and economic policy. Most of the research she has done so far is related to various macroeconomic phenomena.

  • Dr Erez Yerushalmi

    Reader in Economics

    Dr Erez Yerushalmi joined Birmingham City Business School as lecturer in Economics and Business in 2017.  Prior to joining Birmingham City University, he worked as a Research Fellow in the  Institute for Employment (IER)  at the University of Warwick from 2012, as well as lecturing in Warwick Business School. 

  • Dr Wenyu Zang

    Associate Professor in Economics

    Wenyu is an Associate Professor in Economics and Economics Subject Group Lead. She joined Birmingham City Business School in 2022. Prior to this, she was the Course Leader for Doctorates in Business Administration (DBA), Deputy Chair of the School Research Degree Committee and the Course Leader for BA Business Management and...

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