Professor John Maloney graduated in Economics from Cambridge University and completed his PhD in Economic History (University of Nottingham) while a lecturer at the then Plymouth Polytechnic. Outside the academic sector, he has worked as a journalist in Iran and as a researcher at the Treasury.
He has been at the University of Exeter since 1990, becoming an Associate Professor in 2006, and in 2009 he received a double national teaching excellence award (colleague-nominated and student-nomionated categories) from the Learning and Teaching Support Network (Economics).
Professor Maloney‘s research in macroeconomics has included a project funded by the Nuffield Foundation to look at the effects of central bank independence, or lack of it, on 20 Western economies. In the history of economics thought, Professor Maloney has published books on Alfred Marshall and on Robert Lowe (classical economist and 19th century Chancellor).
His two current projects are on British economic policy in the 1970s (funded by Nuffield) and a series of linked studies of voting behaviour, particularly its economic dimension (funded by the Leverhulme Trust).