Professor James Foreman-Peck
Head of the Economics Section
Director of the Welsh Institute for Research in Economics and Development and former President of the European Historical Economics Society, James Foreman-Peck was awarded his PhD at the London School of Economics. He has been Economic Adviser at H M Treasury concerned with micro-economic policy issues, particularly public service delivery and procurement.
Previous posts include Professor of Economic History at the University of Hull, Visiting Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis, and Fellow of St Antony's College, University of Oxford. His books include A History of the World Economy: International Economic Relations since 1850, Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820-1990 (with R Millward) and most recently, European Industrial Policy: The Twentieth Century Experience (edited with G Federico).
- Applied Macroeconomics and Finance BS3570
- British Economy BS2547
- Business History BS3548
- Economics of Public Policy BST166
- Issues in Public Policy BST274
- Economic growth - especially the contribution of human capital and technology
- Fiscal devolution
- Urban and regional economic policy
James has led the following projects
PhD supervision research interests
- Human capital