Huw Macartney


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Huw Macartney is a political economist whose work is broadly concerned with the politics of banking and financial services. He welcomes applications from potential PhD students in the fields of International or Comparative Political Economy, banking and financial market governance, globalisation, and historical materialism.

Dr Macartney welcomes doctoral researchers with any interests relating to the politics of financial and banking services.


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Huw is an Associate Professor in Political Economy. He received his ESRC-funded PhD on European financial market integration at the University of Manchester. Following this he held an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Nottingham before being appointed as a Hallsworth Fellow in Political Economy, again at the University of Manchester. He then held Lectureships in International and Comparative Political Economy before joining the University of Birmingham as a Lecturer in IPE in September 2013.

Huw's current research focuses on two big themes: fintech and the asset management industry. He is Exchange Tutor for POLSIS.

Research interests

Financial services, banking, fintech, asset management and critical political economy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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