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Hanna Szymborska

Senior Lecturer in Economics, Birmingham City University

Hanna joined Birmingham City Business School in 2019. Prior to this, she worked as a lecturer in economics at the Open University.

She holds a PhD from the University of Leeds, specialising in inequality, financialisation, and economic policy through the lens of heterodox schools of thought, using theoretical macroeconomic models as well as parametric and non-parametric quantitative methods.

Hanna is committed to promoting pluralism and inclusivity in economics. She sits on the Executive Board of Diversifying and Decolonising Economics, the Advisory Board of the Women’s Budget Group Early-Career Network, the Section Editors Board of E-Finanse Journal, and the Editorial Board of The Mint Magazine. She is a member of Reteaching Economics.

Hanna has worked with the UK Civil Service as Assistant Economist and has also contributed to policy reports, collaborating with Think-tank Action for Social Change (TASC). She is a former Research Assistant at the London School of Economics and at SOAS, University of London, a former Teaching Assistant at the University of Leeds, and a former Economics Editor at Palgrave Macmillan.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Economics, The Open University


  • 2018 
    University of Leeds, PhD Economics

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy