Dr Helen Solomon is the Interim Head of the Economics Subject Group within Strategy and Management at the Faculty of Business and Law. She is also the Programme Leader for the Business Economics Suite. Currently her teaching focus relates to the Economics of Financial Markets, Financial Markets and the Central Bank and Economics of Emerging Markets.
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 Research in International Business and Finance. She also has been invited to peer review articles in the Journal of Development Areas, Empirical Economics and African Development Review.
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.
Her current research focus are on the Bank Lending Channel in developing countries and social media in developing countries.