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Achievements of six colleagues recognised in this year's promotion round

Posted on 27 September 2017

Six colleagues in the Economics department at York working on a wide range of topics in economics have started the new academic year in promoted positions.

6 promotions


"This is the best outcome in terms of numbers of promotions that we have had"

Yuan Ju has been promoted to a Professorship. He is a game theorist, currently also acting as the chair of the department's research committee. He has published, among others, in the Journal of Economic Theory and the Journal of Mathematical Economics. He teaches applied and advanced microeconomics for postgraduate students.

‌Five colleagues start the new academic year as newly appointed Senior Lecturers.
Thomas Cornelissen has been promoted only two years after arriving at York. Thomas is an applied microeconomist working on peer effects among co-workers, and early childhood education and policy intervention. His research in these areas has been recently published in the American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economy
Giacomo de Luca specialises in development economics and political economy. His research studying the impact of organized crime on electoral results in the national parliamentary elections in Sicily is forthcoming in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. He normally teaches development economics to both undergraduate and postgraduate students but is now on a sabbatical as a part of a departmental scheme supporting high-achieving colleagues.
Vanessa Smith is an econometrician working on panel data econometrics and global VAR modelling. She has publications in the Journal of the Royal Statistical SocietyJournal of Money, Credit and Banking and the Econometrics Journal. She teaches statistics and econometrics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Emma Tominey is another applied labour economist. Her research on female labour supply has been published in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and the European Economic Review. She also acts as the department's PhD placement officer.
Paulo Santos Monteiro is a macroeconomist with an interest in topics related to fiscal and monetary policy, financial development and global imbalances, and firm heterogeneity and the allocation of aggregate resources. He has published in the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking and the European Economic Review. He also works with the university's career service to support student employability and teaches applied and international economics to third-year undergraduates.

Professor Jo Swaffield, head of department, congratulated colleagues: "This is really excellent news indeed, as are the underlying academic achievements that all these six successes represent - all of which are extremely well deserved. 

"This is the best outcome in terms of numbers of promotions that we have had - a testament to the outstanding calibre of academic colleagues that we have in the department. It is also a promotion round that includes our first internal chair promotion since 2011. 

"I am particularly pleased that this is also the first time that we have had two women promoted in the same round.

"Overall, a truly excellent outcome for our six colleagues and the department on a number of fronts."