How mobile is an education focused career in economics: what do institutions look for?

Wednesday 26th Oct, 2022, 3pm-4pm (London)

Chair: Cloda Jenkins (Imperial and CTaLE Co-Director)

Juliette de Wit (University of Groningen)

Assistant professor in Economics | Academic Education Tenure Track

Faculty of Economics and Business Economics, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Juliette de Wit is Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Groningen (Groningen, the Netherlands). In that capacity she recently started the Academic Education Tenure track, and became coordinator of the bachelor profile Economic Development and Globalization of the bachelor program Economics and Business Economics. Juliette received her PhD in Economics in December 2021 at the University of Groningen, which dealt with the measurement of socio-economic constructs in economics. In keeping with her research interests, Juliette teaches courses in macroeconomics, research methods, and business ethics at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Miguel Flores (National College of Ireland)

Assistant Professor in Economics and Programme Director for Work Placements

Dr Miguel Flores is an Assistant Professor in Economics and the Programme Director for Work Placements at the School of Business, National College of Ireland. He is a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and an Associate of The Economics Network.

Miguel holds a BSc from the National University of Cordoba (Argentina), an MA from ILADES/Georgetown University (Chile), and a PhD from the University of Leicester (UK), all in economics. His research interests lie in the fields of industrial organisation, economics education and applied microeconomics. His current research agenda focuses on the impact of work placements on graduate outcomes.

Melanie Fox (Purdue University)

Clinical Asst. Professor/Director of the Purdue Center for Economic Education

Melanie Fox completed her PhD in Economics in 2005 at the University of Houston. From 2005 – 2014 she held positions at Austin College, the most recent of which was Associate Professor (with tenure). Since 2014 she has held positions at University of Louisville and Virginia Tech, and spent 2 years working for a well known, non-profit ed-Teh company. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Economics at Purdue University where she teaches multiple large sections of principles of microeconomics and is Director of the Purdue Center for Economic Education.