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Mr Brian Snowdon

BA, MA

Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Economics

Prior to joining the School in 2008, Brian taught at Northumbria University where, before retiring, he was Professor of Economics and International Business. Brian has also worked for the Open University and was a Visiting Professor of Economics at Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA in 1990.

Biography

Prior to joining the School in 2008, Brian taught at Northumbria University where, before retiring, he was Professor of Economics and International Business. Brian has also worked for the Open University and was a Visiting Professor of Economics at Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA in 1990.

He has published widely in the fields of macroeconomics and international economic development and currently teaches Macroeconomics, International Economics, and The World Economy.

Research Interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic growth
  • Global economic development
  • Globalisation and international trade

Research Groups

Publications

    Authored book

  • Snowdon, B. (2007). Globalisation, Development and Transition: Conversations with Eminent Economists. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Snowdon, B. & Vane, H.R. (2005). Modern Macroeconomics: Its Origins, Evolution and Current State. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Snowdon, B. (2002). Conversations on Growth, Stability and Trade: An Historical Perspective. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Chapter in book

  • Snowdon, B. (2015). The Role of Human Capital in Economic Development.. In Handbook of International Development and Education. Dixon, P., Humble, S. & Counihan, C.J. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 47-76.
  • Snowdon, B. (2011). The Wealth and Competitiveness of Nations: From Adam Smith to Michael Porter. In The Contributions of Michael Porter. Izushi, H. & Huggins, R. Oxford University Press.
  • Snowdon, B. (2010). New Classical Macroeconomics. In Twenty-first Century Economics. Free, R.C. Sage.
  • Edited book

  • Snowdon, B. & Vane, H.R. (2002). An Encyclopaedia of Macroeconomics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Journal Article

  • Snowdon, B. (2016). Institutions, Economic Growth and Development: A Conversation with Nobel Laureate Douglass North.. World Economics 17(4): 107-152.
  • Snowdon, Brian. (2009). The Solow Model, Poverty Traps, and the Foreign Aid Debate.. History of Political Economy 41(Supplement 1): 241-262.
  • Snowdon, B. (2008). The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: François Bourguignon on Fifty Years of Economic Development and the Elusive Quest for Sustained Growth.. World Economics 9(3): 123-176.
  • Snowdon, B. (2008). Towards a Unified Theory of Economic Growth: Oded Galor on the Transition from Malthusian Stagnation to Modern Economic Growth.. World Economics 9(2): 97-151.
  • Snowdon, B. (2007). The New Classical Counter-Revolution: False Path or Illuminating Complement? Eastern Economic Journal 33(4): 541-62.
  • Snowdon, B. (2007). Exploring the Present Through the Past: Claudia Goldin on Human Capital, Gender and the Lessons form History. World Economics 8(4): 61-124.
  • Snowdon, B. & Stonehouse, G. (2007). Competitive Advantage Revisited: Michael Porter on Strategy and Competitiveness. Journal of Management Inquiry, 16(3): 256-73.
  • Snowdon, B. & Stonehouse, G. (2006). Competitiveness in a globalised world: Michael Porter on the microeconomic foundations of the competitiveness of nations, regions, and firms. Journal of International Business Studies 37(2): 163-175.
  • Snowdon, B. & Komlos, J. (2005). Measuring Progress and other Tall Stories: From Income to Anthropometrics. World Economics 6(2): 87-134.
  • Snowdon, B. (2004). Outside the Mainstream: An Interview with Axel Leijonhufvud. Macroeconomic Dynamics 8(1): 117-45.
  • Snowdon, B. (2003). From Socialism to Capitalism and Democracy: Janos Kornai on the Trials of Socialism and Transition. World Economics 4(1): 33-71.
  • Snowdon, B. (2002). The Ups and Downs of Capitalism: Ben Bernanke on the “Great Depression” and the “Great Inflation”. World Economics 3(2): 125-70.
  • Snowdon, B. (2001). Bhagwati on Growth, Trade and Development in the Second Age of Globalisation. World Economics 2(4): 53-104.

Contact Details

Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Economics
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