Dr. Helen Solomon is a Senior Lecturer in Economics in Strategy and Management at the Faculty of Business and Law. As a module leader, her teaching focus relates to Financial Markets, Monetary Economics, Economic Development and Economics of Emerging Markets. She is also responsible for the co-ordinating the Economics under-graduate dissertation.
She is mainly interested in development macroeconomics, economic growth and monetary policy in the banking sector. She has published articles in Applied Economics, China Economic Review and most recently in the Review of International Business and Finance. She also has been invited to peer review articles in the Journal of Development Areas, Empirical Economics, African Development Review, Journal of Economic Studies and Area Development and Policy.
In July 2015, she successfully obtained funding from the British Academy’s Newton Mobility Grants Scheme in collaboration with the University of Cape Town. The objective of this new collaboration is to strengthen research capacity on Monetary Policy and the Banking Sector in South Africa.
In February 2017, she successfully obtained funding from the British Academy Newton Fund to analyse the impact of social media on business growth in Nigeria and Kenya.