Jeff Powell

Jeff Powell is a Senior Lecturer in Economics in the Department of International Business and Economics at the University of Greenwich.  He joined PSIRU in 2014, after completing doctoral studies at SOAS, University of London, where his research looked at the distinctive nature of the financialisation of emerging capitalist economies, with a focus on the changes in the funding and investment behaviour of Mexican non-financial firms.  Previously, Jeff worked as Policy & Campaigns Director of UK development NGO War on Want, and was Director of the UK NGO the Bretton Woods Project scrutinising the policies and projects of the international financial institutions.  He has extensive experience in community-led economic development projects from Southeast Asia to Latin America.  Jeff’s research interests cover finance and development, financialisation, and the impact of finance on the delivery of public services.