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School of Economics and Finance

Daniela Tavasci

Daniela

Reader

Email: d.tavasci@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 20 7882 8828
Room Number: GC506
Office Hours: On leave in second semester.

Profile

Daniela is a heterodox political economist and an educational leader with an extensive experience in HE as a QM Academy Fellow and external examiner for UG, PG and PhD. Currently, PGT Deputy Director for Global Engagement and Student Experience, deputising for the HSS Dean for International.

She holds a PhD in Economics and a MSc in Economics both from SOAS, a PGT in Economía Política Argentina from FLASCO, a BSc(Hons) in Economics and a BSc(Hons) in Political Sciences (Bologna). SFHEA.

Teaching

Daniela is the founding director of the QMUL Centre for Education and Scholarship Research in Economics, Finance and Business Management.

Her teaching experience draws on Economics and on Finance across all levels, focussing on a variety of pedagogies.

  • Cases in Corporate Finance
  • Behavioural FinanceResearch 
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Finance of Emerging Markets
  • Macroeconomics
  • Economics of Developing Countries
  • Economics of Technology and Innovation

Research

Research Interests:

Daniela’s research is often collaborative and can be divided into three distinct contributions, all linked to various forms of inequality. Daniela is Associate Editor of Advances in Economics Education.

  • International Economics and Finance, Political Economy of Development and Inequality
  • Inequality in Education and the analytics of Awarding gaps
  • Scholarship research and case studies, including an original approach, Teaching with Historical Perspectives

Publications

International Economics and Finance, Political Economy of Development and Inequality

  • Lampa R., Tavasci D., Ventimiglia L. (2022) “External finance, subordinated financialisation: a reflection on Argentina’s currency flights in the last three decades”, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 46(5): 977–1003 (33%).
  • Tavasci D., Ventimiglia L. (2022) “The Prospects of the Italian Economy in the Centenary of Paolo Sylos-Labini’s Birth”, Review of Political Economy, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09538259.2021.2015169
  • Chatzivgeri E., Mumtaz H., Tavasci D., Ventimiglia L. (2019) “Common and country specific factors in the distribution of real wages”, Economics Letters, Volume 184.

 

Inequality in Education and the analytics of Awarding gaps

  • Tavasci D., Ventimiglia L. (2023) “The effects of Covid-19 stringency measures: from increased educational inequality to poverty trap, with a particular focus on European countries" in Yusuf, A , Carlo Morelli, C and O Ferabolis (eds ) Post-Crash Economics and the Covid Emergency in the Global Economy : Interdisciplinary Issues in Teaching and Research (Palgrave Macmillan).
  • Popoola O., Tavasci D., Ventimiglia L. (2022) “Report for SP110b Assessment & Feedback Workstream: An attainment and awarding gap analysis for ethnic groups/gender and assessment type in the School of Economics and Finance QMUL”.

 

Scholarship research and case studies, including an original approach, Teaching with Historical Perspectives

  • Institutionally recognised expert in inclusive curriculum.
  • Co-founder of International Association Teaching with Historical Perspectives which contributed to TEF 2023.
  • Tavasci D (2018) From teaching history of economic thought to teaching and learning in historical perspectives in Tavasci D and Ventimiglia L (eds) Teaching in Historical Perspectives Matters (Edward Elgar).

 

Other publications

  • Tavasci D., Ventimiglia L. (2018) "Teaching the History of Economic Thought: Integrating Historical Perspectives into Modern Economics", Edward Elgar
  • Fine B., Saraswati J., Tavasci D. (2013) "Beyond the Developmental State", Pluto.
  • Tavasci D., Toporowski J. (2010) "Minsky, Crisis and Development", Palgrave.

 

Public Engagement

Daniela is an Auroran, member of the Women in Economics Network at the Royal Economic Society, and a champion of the Discover Economics Campaign at the Royal Economic Society. 

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