PHILIP ARESTIS is University Director of Research, Cambridge Centre for Economics and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK; Adjunct Professor of Economics, University of Utah, US; Senior Scholar, Levy Economics Institute, New York, US; Visiting Professor, University of Leeds, UK; and Visiting Professor, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK. He was a member of the Economics and Econometrics RAE panel in 1996 and in 2001, and Quality Assessor for the quality assessment exercise in Economics of the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council, the Welsh Funding Councils and of the Higher Education Funding Council in England. He was a member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society (RES), and Secretary of the RES Standing Conference of Heads of Department in Economics (CHUDE). He was also a member of the Executive Board of the Eastern Economic Association (EEA), USA. He is currently Vice-Chair of the ESRC-funded Macroeconomics, Money and Finance Research Group. He is Chief Academic Adviser to the UK Government Economic Service
(GES) on Professional Development in Economics. He has published as sole author or editor, as well as co-author and co-editor, a number of books, contributed in the form of invited chapters to numerous books, produced research reports for research institutes, and has published widely in academic journals.
LUIZ FERNANDO DE PAULA is Associate Professor of Economics, University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and a CNPq Researcher. He is currently a member of the editorial board for the Brazilian Journal of Political Economy. His publications include more than 50 articles on banking, financial fragility, economic policy, post-Keynesian theory, Brazilian economy in books and scientific journals, such as the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Banca Nationale del Lavoro Quarterly Review, CEPAL Review, and the Brazilian Journal of Political Economy. He has also authored, co-authored or edited eight books, including The Recent Wave of European Banks in Brazil, Monetary Union in South America: Lessons from EMU and Economia Monetaria e Financeira.