Jo Michell is Associate Professor of Economics at UWE Bristol. He has a PhD and MSc in Economics from SOAS, University of London and an MSc in Advanced Computer Science and a BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Manchester.

His research interests include macroeconomics, banking and finance income distribution and the political geography of deprivation. He teaches modules on Banking and Finance and History of Economic Thought.

He has published on macroeconomics, finance and political geography in leading journals such as Environment and Planning A, Cambridge Journal of Economics and Metroeconomica.

He is currently working on the ESRC-funded Rebuilding Macroeconomics project, “Managing Supercycles: Globalisation and Institutional Change”.

He has undertaken consultancy work for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the Federation for Progressive European Studies (FEPS). He co-edited the Handbook of Critical Issues in Finance with Jan Toporowski (Elgar, 2012). He was involved in two large European Commission-funded research projects, AUGUR and FESSUD.

He is currently Secretary of the Post Keynesian Economics Society and was a founder of Reteaching Economics.

He writes regularly for several media platforms and blogs regularly at He appears regularly on broadcast media.

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What's so Interesting About Interest?

Video | Mar 30, 2022

Nobody likes to be in debt, but we owe even more to interest itself.