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Sir David Greenaway

Emeritus Professor of Economics,

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Professor Sir David Greenaway served as Vice‑Chancellor of the University of Nottingham for almost a decade, having previously been a Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

A Professor of Economics, Sir David was the founding Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy. His research interests are in trade and labour market adjustment, cross-border investment, and international trade policy. He has acted as a consultant to the World Bank, European Commission and United Nations.

Sir David's contributions to professional service include membership of three RAE Panels (twice as Chair), membership of the Council of ESRC, membership of the Council and Executive of the Royal Economic Society, and Chair of the Russell Group of Universities.

His contributions to public policy include Chair of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body, various NHS appointments, and major reviews for Government, including of uninsured driving, and more recently the way in which doctors are trained in the four countries of the UK.

Sir David received a Knighthood for services to Higher Education and contributions to public policy in 2014 and received the Malaysian public honour of Dato' in 2017. He was awarded an Honorary Citizenship of Ningbo China in 2012, became an Honorary Freeman of the City of Nottingham in 2017, and holds Honorary Doctorates from Liverpool John Moores University, University of Liverpool, Glasgow Caledonian University and University of Western Ontario.

Among Sir David's current appointments are: Member of the Council of the University of Cambridge; Member of the Council of the National Institute of Economics and Social Research; Joint Managing Editor of The World Economy.

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Sir David Greenaway was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham since 2008-2017. He is a Professor of Economics and was founding Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on… read more

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Sir David Greenaway was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham since 2008-2017. He is a Professor of Economics and was founding Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy. His research interests lie primarily in the fields of exporting and productivity; cross-border investment and international trade and economic development. Current projects include work on exports and productivity and spillovers from FDI. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, UNIDO, UNCTAD, European Commission, GATT, UNECE and HM Treasury. These assignments have resulted in work on, inter alia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Burundi, Tanzania and the Caribbean.

He has published widely in academic journals including the Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Economic Inquiry, Oxford Economic Papers, Economics Letters, European Journal of Political Economy, Review of International Economics, Review of World Economics, Economic Record, The Manchester School and Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Review of World Economics, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development and The Manchester School. He has been an Associate Editor of the Economic Journal and is Managing Editor of The World Economy.

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