Professor John Maloney
Associate Professor of Economics
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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK
Professor John Maloney graduated in Economics from Cambridge University and completed his PhD in Economic History (University of Nottingham) while a lecturer at the then Plymouth Polytechnic. Outside the academic sector, he has worked as a journalist in Iran and as a researcher at the Treasury. He has been at the University of Exeter since 1990, becoming an Associate Professor in 2006, and in 2009 he received a double national teaching excellence award (colleague-nominated and student-nomionated categories) from the Learning and Teaching Support Network (Economics).
- Chair of the Board of Studies, B.Sc. Economics and Politics
BA (Cantab), PhD (Notts)
- History of economic thought
Professor Maloney's research in macroeconomics has included a project funded by the Nuffield Foundation to look at the effects of central bank independence, or lack of it, on 20 Western economies. In the history of economics thought, Professor Maloney has published books on Alfred Marshall and on Robert Lowe (classical economist and 19th century Chancellor). His two current projects are on British economic policy in the 1970s (funded by Nuffield) and a series of linked studies of voting behaviour, particularly its economic dimension (funded by the Leverhulme Trust).
Professor Maloney is currently supervising three PhD students, all on the theme of finance and development. For more detail on the project on elections (with Robert Hodgson), see Economics and Elections - funded by The Leverhulme Trust (doc - 37kb).
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Conferences and invited presentations
- 2019: delivered the Ned Welch memorial lecture on the subject of 'Merrie England'
- University's representative on the Learning & Teaching support network (Economics)
- Editorial Board, Marshall Studies Bulletin
For most of Professor Maloney's career, his teaching has centred on macroeconomics. Unusually, he is not doing any macro teaching at the moment. An increasing interest in recent years has been growth and development economics, and in 2007 Professor Maloney was responsible for restoring this to the Exeter undergraduate syllabus after a long absence. While the history of economic thought is more a research interest, it does nonetheless inform his first-year module Introduction to Political Economy, which looks at policy questions through the eyes of leading economists of the past as well as the present.