Nominee Bios

Julie A. Nelson is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Senior Research Fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University. Her research interests include feminist economics, ethics and economics, and ecological economics. She is the author of many publications including Economics for Humans (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2nd ed. 2018) and articles in journals ranging from Econometrica and  Journal of Economic Perspectives to Review of Social Economy and Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy. 

Steven Pressman is Professor of Economics at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colorado and Emeritus Professor of Economics and Finance at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. In addition, he serves as co-editor of the Review of Political Economyand Vice President of the Association for Social Economics. His main research areas are poverty and income distribution, post-Keynesian macroeconomics, and the history of economic thought. Over his career, Pressman has published more than 180 articles in refereed journals and as book chapters, and has authored or edited 17 books, including Understanding Piketty’s Capital in the 21stCentury(Routledge, 2015). A New Guide to Post Keynesian Economics (Routledge, 2001), Alternative Theories of the State(Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), and 50 Major Economists(Routledge, 2013), which has been translated into five languages.

Stephanie Seguino is Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont, USA. Prior to obtaining a Ph.D. from American University, she worked as economist in Haiti in the pre- and post-Baby Doc era. Her current research explores the relationship between intergroup inequality by class, race, and gender, on the one hand and economic growth, and development on the other. She has also explored the economics of stratification, including the gender and race effects of contractionary monetary policy. She is Associate Editor of Feminist Economics and Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, and a member of the editorial board of Review of Keynesian Economics.

Leila Davis is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Boston. My research focuses on macroeconomics and the political economy of finance, with special interests in financialization, financial instability, and financial inclusion. In recent and ongoing work, I have analyzed the intersection between financialization and financial instability via a Minskian analysis of financial fragility in the US economy. I am also currently studying the historical experience with a Postal Savings System in the US economy as an institution geared towards expanding financial inclusion. I received a PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2014, and a BA in Economics and International Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2008. Prior to joining UMass Boston, I spent four years as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Middlebury College.

Yannis Dafermos is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of the West of England. His research focuses on financial macroeconomics, inequality and ecological macroeconomics. His work has appeared in various academic journals, such as the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Ecological Economics, Nature Climate Change, the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics and the Review of Political Economy. He has co-developed a novel ecological macroeconomic model that analyses the interactions between the ecosystem, the financial system and the macroeconomy. He is a member of the committee of the Post-Keynesian Economics Society (PKES) and he is a research area coordinator at the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE).

Jesus Ferreiro is a Professor of Economics at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, in Bilbao, Spain. He is an Associate Member of the Centre for Economic and Public Policy, University of Cambridge, an Associate Member of the NIFIP, University of Porto, and a Forum for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM) Fellow. His main research interests lie in the fields of macroeconomic policy, labour market, international economy, financialisation, institutions and Post-Keynesian economics. He has published a number of articles on those topics in edited books and in refereed journals such as American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Applied Economics, Economic and Industrial Democracy, European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention,European Planning Studies, International Labour Review, International Review of Applied Economics, Journal of Economic Issues, Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Panoeconomicus and Transnational Corporations.

Daniel MacDonald is an Assistant Professor of Economics at California State University San Bernardino. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from Seton Hall University in 2007, and he earned his PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2013. His research has focused on the economic history of the U.S., labor economics, and contemporary housing policy. He is a recipient of the William Waters Research Grant (2013). He has published a book chapter in Law and Social Economics: Essays in Ethical Values for Theory, Practice, and Policy, edited by Mark D. White and published in 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan. His current projects include analyzing the effects of the housing market on internal migration patterns and the relationship between social mobility and class consciousness in the 19th century United States. He lives in Redlands, California with his wife (also an economist) and 2-year-old daughter (almost an economist).