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Research Interests

Macroeconomics, International macro-finance, Public Debt, Money, Financialisation, Marxist Economics and Latin America

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Alves, C. and Kvangraven, I. H. Changing the Narrative: Economics After Covid-19, Review of Agrarian Studies, (2020) vol 10(1)
Kvangraven, I. and Alves, C. ¿Por Qué Tan Hostil? Quebrando Mitos Sobre la Economía Heterodoxa, Ensayos de Economía, (2020) vol 30 no. 56 pp. 230-245
Alves, C. and Toporowski, J. Growth of International Finance and Emerging Economies: Elements for an Alternative Approach, PSL Quarterly Review, (2019) vol 72 no. 288

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Alves, C. and Toporowski, J. Growth of international finance and emerging economies: Elements for alternative approach, (2019) CWPE1930

Working Papers

Kvangraven, I. H. and Alves, C. Heterodox Economics as a Positive Project: Revisiting the Debate, (2019) ESRC GPID Research Network Working Paper 19.

Research Activities

Cambridge Journal of Economics - Call for Papers
Call for Papers. Dr Carolina Alves is organising a special issue of the Cambridge Journal of Economics. Along with, Bruno Bonizzi (University of Hertfordshire), Annina Kaltenbrunner (Leeds University Business School), and Gabriel Palma (Emeritus Faculty of Economics), Dr Alves will be editing a special issue of the CJE that aims to provide an assessment of the financialisation process in developing and emerging economies (DEEs). The deadline for the submission of papers is 31st May 2020.
Published on - Thursday 17th October 2019

Macroeconomics: Where are the Women?
Dr Carolina Alves together with Dr Ingrid Kvangraven (University of York, Decon) and Dr Angus Armstrong (Director of Rebuilding Macroeconomics, NIESR) is organising the Rebuilding Macroeconomics’ Second Annual Conference on ‘Women in Economics’, which is part of the ESRC’s Festival of Science. View the full programme here. See the event page for details.
Event Date - Wednesday 6th November 2019

The Political Economy of Anger, Rebuilding Macroeconomics
Rebuilding Macroeconomics are hosting an afternoon talk "The Political Economy of Anger". The event will feature Professor Mark Blyth and macro fund manager Eric Lonergan discussing their forthcoming book on the political economy of anger, along with two discussants Professor Anand Menon and Dr. Carolina Alves. It will be held at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), London, on 5th February 2019, from 1.00-3.00pm.
Published on - Thursday 31st January 2019

How to Conceptualise Financialisation in Developing and Emerging Economies?
Cambridge Political Economy Society are holding a workshop on "How to Conceptualise Financialisation in Developing and Emerging Economies?" on the 13th and 14th of December 2018 at Girton College, University of Cambridge. See the full programme on the CPES website.
Event Date - Thursday 13th December 2018 - Friday 14th December 2018

Rebuilding Macroeconomics - Women in Economics
Rebuilding Macroeconomics are holding a Women in Economics event as part of the ESRC Festival of Social science at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. The event will take place on the 9th of November 2018 between 12.00 and 05.40pm, at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research in London.
Event Date - Friday 9th November 2018

DEEs Workshop 2018 - Call for Papers
The "How to Conceptualise Financialisation in Developing and Emerging Economies? Manifestations, Drivers and Implications" workshop will be held on 13-14 December 2018, at Girton College, University of Cambridge. The workshop invites contributions on the theoretical and empirical specificities of the manifestations, drivers and implications of financialisation in DEEs. Paper proposals should be submitted by June 1st 2018.


Part I Paper 2 - Macroeconomics Principle
Part 1 Paper 4 - Political and Social Aspects of Economics
Part II Paper 8 - Issues in Social Ontology

PhD Students


Sarah Hughes-McLure
Affiliation: Department of Geography
PhD Title: The Role of the Private Sector, Private Finance and 'Innovative' Financing for Development
Research: Economic Geography, Development Geography and Political Economy.

Carolina Alves

Joan Robinson Research Fellow in Heterodox Economics (Girton College)

Research Group:
Alternative approaches to economics, history of economic thought, and methodology

Contact Details
Room: 83 (Faculty)
Office Hours: By appointment only
College: Girton College