Liliana Harding is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of East Anglia School of Economics, UK. Convener of the East of England Migration Research Network; member of the Applied Econometrics and Finance research group; the Environment, Resources and Conflict research group; the University of Sanctuary steering group. Economics Network Associate, UK. Guest Lecturer at the West University of Timisoara, Romania; Associate of East-European Center for Research in Economics and Business (ECREB). She was honorary consul of Romania in Scotland (2008-2010), board member of Grampian Racial Equality Council, and lecturer in Economics Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. Postgraduate studies at the University of the West of England, the London School of Economics (Political Economy of Transition in Europe) and the University of Oxford (PPE). Worked for the Directorate of Employment and Social Affairs – the European Commission, Brussels and the Regional Co-operation Partnership Banat-Romania, Nordrhein-Westfalen-Germany. Has published work on the economics and political economy of migration, and European emerging markets. She is engaged with regional and urban development and the economics of the public arts and culture, as academic advisor for Timisoara European Capital of Culture 2021.