Filip Fidanoski

Filip Fidanoski is one of the leading Macedonian economists and scholars. His alma mater is Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. He is a researcher at the University of Luxembourg and Head of research group at the International Center for Emerging Markets Research in Moscow. His major subject of career is professionally dedicated to banking, experimental finance, financial economics, economic history, institutional economics and governance, and macroeconomics, through consultancy and scientific research. He is a reviewer, editor, translator,author and coauthor of a many articles, papers and chapters published in distinguished journals. He completed many projects in a cooperation with the best European and American universities and is a member of the Society for Economic Measurement. Importantly, he delivered a lot of economic seminars and chaired academic conferences across the world. In addition, his texts have appeared in influential mediums in Republic of Macedonia. Also, he actively participates in different scientific organizations and professional events from his fields of interest.

James L. Swofford

James L. Swofford is a Professor of Economics at the University of South Alabama.  He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Florida.  His research has been developed  in three related areas.  Research on monetary aggregation and how people use and view financial assets has  been published in The Journal of Political Economy, The Review of Economics and Statistics, Economica, Economic Inquiry, The Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, The Journal of Business and Economic Research and The Journal of Monetary Economics.  The research on revealed preference tests  has been published in The Journal of Econometrics, Empirical Economics, The Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and Theory and Decision. Finaly, papers on the micro-foundations of common currency have been published in the Review of Financial Economics, The Journal of International Money and Finance, The Canadian Economic Journal, The Journal of Asian Economics.    His research has been internationally oriented and led to work and collaborations overseas.  He previously served on dissertation committees at University of Calgary and is currently working with the finance group at Birmingham University in the UK.  Besides, he has previously visited or taught  at the University of Central Florida, the University of New Orleans, the University of New Hampshire, Washington University and Henan University. He is also a member of the Society of Economic Measuremen


Maria Alejandra Madi holds a PhD in Economics, UNICAMP, Brazil. Former professor and researcher at the State University of Campinas in Brazil (1983-2012), her career includes visiting professorships at the University of Manitoba (2008) and the University of Kassel (2010) and a position of Avocational Lecturer at Steinbes University Berlin (2014-2015). Currently, she is Chair of the World Economics Association (WEA) Conferences and Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education. She co-edited some of the Green Economic Institute books, including The Greening of Global Finance and The Greening of Latin America. More recently, she has co-edited the WEA book The Economics Curriculum: towards a radical reformulation and Ideas towards a new international financial architecture?. Her latest books include Global Finance and Development and Small Business in Brazil: competitive global challenges. She blogs at  WEA Pedagogy Blog (