Mark Hayes is Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics at Robinson College, Cambridge. He was formerly Senior Research Fellow in Economics at Homerton College, Cambridge, and is an Honorary Fellow in the Durham Business School, University of Durham.
His non-academic background is in finance, as an investment manager at 3i, and as principal founder and Managing Director (1990-99) of Shared Interest, a financial co-operative supporting the Fair Trade movement. He was elected to the Council of Shared Interest in 2012.
His teaching and research interests are in macroeconomics and finance, and in particular in recovering the real insights of Keynes in terms comprehensible to modern economists. He is the Secretary of the Post Keynesian Economics Study Group (PKSG).
He has drawn upon this work in articulating a theoretical framework for the analysis of the economics of Fair Trade in collaboration with colleagues at Durham Business School, and is the holder of the 2006 Helen Potter Award from the Review of Social Economy. He maintains a website on the economics of Fair Trade and is a Trustee of the Association for Social Economics.