Filip Fidanoski

Filip Fidanoski is one of the leading Macedonian economists and scholars. He is the first experimental economist from the Republic of Macedonia. His alma mater are Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje and University in Luxembourg. He has worked at several European research universities such as the University of Luxembourg and the University of Antwerp. Importantly, he is continuing his career as a Scientia scholar at the University of New South Wales in Sydney and currently is Director of the Institute of Advanced Financial Economics at the International Center for Emerging Markets Research in Moscow, RUDN University and Harvard University. The major subject of his career is professionally dedicated to applied microeconomics, asset pricing, banking, behavioural finance, contract theory, experimental finance, financial economics, game theory, institutional economics and governance, organisational economics and risk, through consultancy and scientific research. He is a reviewer, editor, translator, author, and coauthor of many articles, books, papers and chapters published in distinguished journals. Specifically, he has edited two books, two special issues, and organised and chaired several academic conferences, workshops and seminars in Portugal, Poland, UK, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Germany and Italy. Further, he serves as a member of the editorial boards of four journals and as a referee for a dozen journals. He completed many projects in cooperation with the best world universities and international organisations, such as Hong Kong Polytechnic University, European Commission, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University and others. He is a member of the Society for Economic Measurement. In addition, his texts and interviews have appeared in influential mediums in Republic of Macedonia. He also actively participates in different scientific organisations and professional events from his fields of interest. Last but not at least, he is prominent translator and writer from the Republic of Macedonia.

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

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 (