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Durham University

Department of Theology and Religion


Dr Mark Hayes, MA (Cantab) PhD

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Honorary Fellow
(1 Oct 2019 - 30 Sept 2022) in the Department of Theology and Religion

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He was formerly Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics at Robinson College and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Economics, in the University of Cambridge. His non-academic background is in finance, as an investment manager at 3i, and as principal founder and Managing Director (1990-99) of Shared Interest, a financial co-operative supporting the Fair Trade movement.

His teaching and research interests have previously been in macroeconomics and finance, and in particular in recovering the real insights of Keynes in terms comprehensible to modern economists. After retirement from the St Hilda Chair in September 2016, he continues in the role of an Honorary Fellow at Durham to explore the interface between Economics and Theology, notably the ethical questions and policy implications raised by Catholic Social Thought. 

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Mini Biography

Mark Hayes held the St Hilda Chair in Catholic Social Thought and Practice at Durham University, as a Reader in the Department of Theology and Religion and the Business School, from 2014-2016.

Research Interests

  • Theology and Economics
  • Macroeconomics and Finance
  • Keynes


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