Hanna Karolina Szymborska

Open University

I am a lecturer in economics at the Open University. I teach undergraduate courses:

DD126 Economics in context

DD209 Running the economy

I am also involved in designing of the new BA Hons Economics, which is available since October 2018.

I have previously taught at the University of Leeds, specialising in quantiative methods. I taught Introduction to Econometrics, and Mathematics for Business and Economics 2 for Year 2, as well as Mathematical Economics for Year 1.

My research interest include economics of inequality, household finance, macroeconomics, monetary and financial economics, economic development, economic geography, feminist economics, and history of economic thought.

In my PhD I investigated how financial deregulation, innovation, and liberalisation in the USA have influenced household wealth composition and contributed to rising wealth and income inequality.

My latest research investigates the role of macro-institutions and financial infrastructure in generating wealth inequality, focusing on differences across countries and on the implications for gender, race, and intergenerational inequality. I am particularly interested in how economic policy can address inequality in the context of global financialised capitalism.

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