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Professor James Connelly, University of Hull, UK

Professor of Political Theory, School of Law and Politics
James Connelly is Professor of Political Theory, also Director of the Institute of Applied Ethics,
Director of the Centre for Idealism and New Liberalism; and Principal Investigator, The Common Good: Ethics and Rights in Cybersecurity. James Connelly moved to the University of Hull in 2006, after having taught at the University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University. He teaches political theory, contemporary political philosophy and environmental politics. He also writes on the political philosophy of R.G. Collingwood and other British Idealists, on the philosophy of history, and on electoral systems and political participation. His research expertise lies in Environmental politics and ethics, British Idealism, Philosophy of R.G. Collingwood and Philosophy of history.

Associate Editors

Dr Peter Daniels, Griffith University, Australia

Environmental and Ecological Economics, Environmental Futures Centre, Griffith School of Environment
Peter Daniels is an ecological economist at the School of Environment at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. Griffith University was established in the 1970s as an innovative inter-disciplinary university focused upon environment and other key theme areas. Dr  Daniels has an extensive interdisciplinary background with  degrees in environmental science, economics, sociology and human geography. He has published widely in the fields of ecological, environmental, welfare, and social economics and has contributed to many  international conferences and agencies (including the European Environmental Agency, OECD and United Nations) concerned with sustainability indicators and alternative economic systems. Major research foci include sustainable consumption, well-being, and techniques for measuring and reducing the impact of humans on nature (for example, environmental input-output, eco-footprint, material flow and life cycle analyses). Peter has been the book review editor for the International Journal of Social Economics for over a decade  and reviews for many other journals including Ecological Economics and the Journal of Industrial Ecology.

Dr Roberto Dell’Anno, University of Salerno, Italy
Associate Professor of Public Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics
Roberto Dell’Anno is Associate Professor of Public Economics at the Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Salerno. His research interests lie in tax evasion, shadow economy, fiscal illusion, public choice, and behavioral public economics.
He holds a PhD degree in Public Economics at the University of Salerno and has been both reviewer and author for more than 40 papers in international peer reviewed research journals such as World Development, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Journal of Socio-Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, International Tax and Public Finance, Empirical Economics, Journal of Economic Studies.
He has been visiting scholar at the International Center for Public Policy - The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies - Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA and at the Faculty of Economics - Cambridge University, UK. He has been Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Aarhus, Department of Economics, Denmark.

Dr Evelyn S. Devadason, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics and Administration
Evelyn S. Devadason is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She received her Ph.D. (Economics) from the University of Malaya in 2006, and M.Soc.Sci. (Economics) from the National University of Singapore in 1992. Her research focuses on international trade, regional integration and labour economics. Her research work has seen print in international journals such as the World Development, The China Review, India Review, The Pacific Review,  Journal of Contemporary Asia, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of International Development, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Asian Economic Journal, Global Economic Review, Singapore Economic Review, Asia Pacific Education Review, Social Indicators Research, Technological and Economic Development of Economy, Total Quality Management and Business Excellence and Environment Science and Pollution Research. She currently serves as a member to the Editorial Boards of two international journals, the Journal of Contemporary Asia (Taylor & Francis) and the NUST Journal of Business & Economics (National University of Sciences & Business School, Islamabad).

Dr Damiano Fiorillo, University of Naples "Parthenope", Italy
Assistant Professor of Economics
Damiano Fiorillo is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Naples "Parthenope" (Italy). He received his PhD from the University of Salerno (Italy), MSc of Economics from the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" (Italy) and the bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Salerno. From May 2011 he has been an External Affiliate to The Health, Econometrics and Data Group, University of York. He is currently studying the determinants of social capital, volunteering and social behaviors and their effects on health, domain satisfactions, wages and pro-environmental behaviors. His research interests are: social capital, volunteer work, health economics, happiness and domain satisfactions, labor economics, pro-environmental behaviors and applied micro-econometrics.
He has published in international peer-review top journals as Social Science & Medicine and Economics and Human Biology as well as in the main international peer-review journals on social economics such as International Journal of Social Economics, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Journal of Socio-Economics, Review of Social Economy. He has also published in other peer-review international journals as Journal of Economic Studies, Economic Analysis and Policy, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Economics Bulletin and SSM-Population Health.

Prof Terence M. Garrett, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA

Professor and Chair, Public Affairs and Security Studies Department
Terence M. Garrett (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) has doctoral field concentrations in public administration, comparative politics, and international relations within the academic discipline of political science. Dr. Garrett is currently professor and chair of the Public Affairs and Security Studies (PASS) Department at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, having previously served as chair in the Government Department at the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) (2010-2012), provost fellow for leadership (2010) at UTB, Master of Public Policy & Management (MPPM) graduate adviser (2007-2010; 2013 to present), and is currently Master of Public Affairs (MPA) adviser in Public Policy for the UTRGV PASS Department. He has published works in journals such as the International Journal of Social Economics, International Journal of Organization Behavior and Theory, Administration & Society, Education + Training, Public Voices, American Review of Public Administration, and Administrative Theory & Praxis. Dr. Garrett served (2009-2011) as the chair for the Section on Historical, Artistic and Reflective Expression (SHARE) of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). He currently serves an advisory editor for Public Voices and Administrative Theory & Praxis. Previously he served on the board of ASPA’s Section on Public Administration Research (SPAR) (2012-2015) and was named outstanding reviewer for the International Journal of Social Economics (IJSE) in 2012 as well as receiving a “highly commended” award in 2013 from IJSE. Dr. Garrett has testified as an expert witness on walls and fencing along the Mexico/USA border in the United States Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (4 April 2017). His current research is concerned with phenomenology and organizational theory, homeland security, and the postmodern turn in public administration.

Dr Travis Gliedt, University of Oklahoma, USA
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability
Travis Gliedt is an Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. He teaches core courses in the graduate and undergraduate sustainability programs in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, including Principles of Sustainability, Principles of Economic Geography, Sustainability: Theory and Practice, and Environmental Conservation. His research focuses on green decisions in organizations, sustainability transitions theory, economic development and green job creation, water system innovation, and green community entrepreneurship in the social economy. Dr. Gliedt is a member of the American Association of Geographers, the Canadian Association of Geographers, and the Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research. He received his Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Management (2012), and a Masters of Applied Environmental Studies in Local Economic Development (2006) from the University of Waterloo, Ontario. Dr. Gliedt is currently collaborating on a project in Ontario focused on linking pro-environmental behavior to system innovation as part of sustainable energy transitions. He is writing a textbook for Routledge titled “Sustainability in Transition: Principles for Developing Solutions”.  

Dr Stefan Mann, Federal Research Station Agroscope, Switzerland
Head of the Socioeconomics Research Group
Stefan Mann pursued one PhD in Agriculture (1997, University of Hohenheim) and one PhD in Economics (2004, University of Greifswald). After working in Germany’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture, he decided to return to academia and habilitated at the University of Rostock in 2001. Since 2002, he became group leader “Socioeconomics” at Switzerland’s federal research station Agroscope. In this role, he headed the Scientific Council for Switzerland’s last major agricultural policy reform, and he acted as President of the Swiss Society of Agricultural Economics and Sociology between 2010 and 2014. He authored more than 200 publications, mostly linking economic and social issues in rural environments.

Dr John Marangos, University of Macedonia, Greece

Professor of Comparative Economic Systems, Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies
John Marangos is a Professor of Comparative Economic Systems at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies at the University of Macedonia. Focal points of John’s research include transition processes in Russia, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and Asia, international development, and innovative methodologies for teaching economics. The publications or in the process of publication include: nine books (two of them the Greek), thirteen book chapters, sixty-three refereed journal articles, eight refereed papers in conference proceedings, thirteen entries in encyclopedias, one report, seven book reviews, four multimedia developments projects and nine research grants. He is among the top 5% authors in the world according to these criteria: Number of Journal Pages and Number of Journal Pages Weighted by Number of Authors ( ). Based on Google scholar citations are nearly 773 with a h-index=14 and i10-index=27.

Dr Patrick L. O'Halloran, Monmouth University, USA

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Finance, and Real Estate
Dr O’Halloran is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Finance and Real Estate in the Leon Hess Business School at Monmouth University where he teaches labor economics, intermediate microeconomics, managerial economics and economic principles.  His research interests include issues of racial and gender discrimination, performance pay, job training, and health care economics. He has published articles in the Journal of Human Resources, International Journal of Manpower, Labour, Journal of Economic Studies and the National Institute Economic Review.  Dr O’Halloran earned his Ph.D. in Labor Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 2003 and has taught at Monmouth for 15 years.

Dr Mona Ray, Morehouse College, USA
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Dr Mona Ray is a tenured Associate Professor in the department of Economics at Morehouse College. She teaches Environmental Economics and Urban Economics - two major elective courses for juniors and seniors in the department along with the principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics and Business Statistics for the freshmen and sophomore. Her specialization is Environmental Economics. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Clemson University, South Carolina in 1999. Her research interests are mainly in the field of sustainability but also work in areas of health economics, development economics, pedagogy, and gender studies.  Dr Ray is a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) Atlanta chapter, American Economics Association (AEA), Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), Association for the advancement in Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), and the Southern Economic Association (SEA). She also serves as a committee member for the Annual International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Economics Research. She serves as the Environmental Economist Coordinator for Morehouse College appointed by the Associated Colleges of South (ACS) since 2003. She also helped in developing the Institute of Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Morehouse College and the Energy Minor program in 2016.

Dr Julian Roche, mhc international, UK
Julian’s work for the past thirty years both in government, as an adviser to organisations such as the World Bank, UNCTAD and national governments, and in the private sector where he has worked as a financial trainer since 1998, has been concentrated in the areas of finance, investment, economics and public policy, with his publications being business oriented in the areas of finance and commodities. But since 2013, after completing a PhD in organisational science, Julian has taken to academic research and has just completed an MPhil in Marxist psychology, happily combining practical and academic activity in his areas of interest.  He has now begun to publish academic articles himself in social science and philosophy and now appreciates across a range of journals what it is like to be an academic author.

Professor Marc von der Ruhr, St. Norbert College, USA
Professor of Economics
Professor von der Ruhr earned his undergraduate degree at Marquette University, and his Ph.D. from Indiana University.  His initial research agenda focused on international trade and foreign direct investment, in particular of business services industries.  More recent work has examined how religious affiliation and religiosity impact personal policy preferences and the trust of others.   It has grown to studying an economic approach to understanding religious behavior, borrowing from both rational choice theory and behavioral economics. Other areas of interest in religion include studying the rise of Mega Churches, why more competitive religious markets are associated with higher religiosity, and the nature of religious identity.  Professor von der Ruhr has taught at St. Norbert College (De Pere, WI) since 1999 and was promoted to Full Professor of Economics in the 2012. 

Dr Raymond Swaray, University of Hull, UK
Senior Lecturer in Economics
Raymond Swaray is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Economics at the University of Hull. He specialises in international macroeconomics and finance with particular interest in commodity markets, energy economics, agricultural economics and applied econometrics. He has undertaken policy oriented evidence-based research and analyses of criminal justice interventions and education. He has served as Editor of entries Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (Michalos, Alex C. (Ed), Guest Editor for Special Issue of selected papers presented at the European Economics and Finance Society Conference in an international journal, and member of the editorial board of respected economics journal. He has written expert Op-Ed Columns in UK newspapers and gave a live BBC Television interview on the financial crisis in 2008.

Dr Chor Foon Tang, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Senior Lecturer (Economics), Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS)
Chor Foon Tang is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS), Universiti Sains Malaysia. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Malaya. His research mainly revolves around argumentations pertaining to development economics, macroeconomics and growth catalysts in areas such as tourism, energy, savings, etc. utilising both time series and panel data econometric approaches. Dr. Tang has published more than 100 research articles in major international and local peer-reviewed journals, chapters in research books, proceedings, and discussion papers. His research outcomes and publications have contributed to both policy formulation and analysis in a variety of fields ranging from Development Economics, Macroeconomics, Energy Economics to Tourism Economics, especially in understanding the dynamics and efficacy of growth catalysts in stimulating economic development and social well-being. He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Social Economics, the editorial board member and also the reviewer for a wide range of international and local scholarly journals. His outstanding achievements in research and publications have earned him several national and international prestigious awards, namely the 2012 UM Excellence Awards, the 2015 USM Hall of Fame Awards, and the 2015 Applied Energy Awards.

Dr Richard Woodward, Coventry Business School, UK

Senior Lecturer in Emerging Markets
Dr Richard Woodward is Senior Lecturer in Emerging Markets at Coventry Business School. He is a political economist specialising in international organisations (especially the OECD), offshore financial centres, tax havens and sports mega-events. His present research concerns the role of the OECD in global economic governance. This work is examining in particular how the OECD’s role is evolving as a result of its engagement with the emerging markets and powers of the Global South and the implications of this for efforts to clampdown on international tax avoidance and evasion. He has published widely on international organisations and global governance including two books The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (Routledge 2009) and (with Michael Davies) International Organizations: A Companion (Edward Elgar 2014). He has held visiting positions at the University of Tasmania and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) and is a Non-Resident Fellow at Trends Research and Advisory in the UAE.

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