Dr Carolina Alves is a Joan Robinson Research Fellow in Heterodox Economics at Girton College, University of Cambridge, where her research interests include macroeconomics, political economy, international macro-finance, public debt, money, financialisation and Marxist Economics, with regional expertise in Latin America. Under the perspective of global changes, Carolina has studied international trade, uneven development, international finance flows and financial globalisation.
Carolina obtained her PhD in Economics from SOAS, where she researched the dynamics of Brazilian public debt between 1994 – 2014, and is a member of both the Cambridge Social Ontology Group and the Alternative Approaches to Economics Research Group. As part of her responsibilities at Girton College, Carolina is also the Director of Studies for Economics (Part IIA).
Carolina is a co-editor for Developing Economics, a blog that encourages critical perspectives on issues of economic development, and is a co-founder of Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ), a first-of-its-kind radical initiative seeking to diversify and decolonise economics in terms of identify and approach. Carolina also sits on the Rebuilding Macroeconomics Advisory Board and on the Progressive Forum Council (PEF).