Andrew Brown is Professor of Economics and Political Economy and Divisional Director of Research at the University of Leeds Business School. HIs research advances explanations of key developments in economy and society. He has published on theories of value and growth, financialisation, the euro, job quality and satisfaction, well-being, infrastructure economics, and ICT. He also stresses the research importance of methodology and philosophy, and leads large-scale interdisciplinary research across economists, engineers, mathematicians, environmental scientists and social scientists within the ‘Financialisation, Economy, Society and Sustainable Development’ project. He works closely with policy makers, and has advised HM Treasury on infrastructure economics.