Maria Alejandra Madi

Maria Alejandra Madi holds a MA and a PhD in Economics (UNICAMP, Brazil), and MA in Philosophy (Faculdade de São Bento, Brazil). Her academic career includes a long-term professorship at UNICAMP (Brazil, 1983-2012) and visiting professorships at the University of Manitoba (Canada, 2008) and at the University of Kassel (Germany, 2011), in addition to a position as Avocational Lecturer at Steinbes University Berlin (2013-2015).

In addition to her overall research interest that lies in macroeconomics and the financial challenges of globalisation, her current line of investigation includes a PhD research both on the ontology and the methodology of economics within the wider context of the philosophy of science at the Center for Pragmatism Studies (PUC-SP, Brazil).

She is currently a member of the board of the Green Economics Institute (UK), Chair of the World Economics Association (UK) Online Conferences Programme, Editor of the WEA Books Conference Series and founding editor of the WEA Pedagogy Blog ( She is also Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education and Co-editor-in-Chief of The Open Journal of Economics and Finance.

Besides having published research papers and book reviews in international journals, she co-edited some of The Green Economics Institute (UK) books, including The Greening of Global Finance and Values, Valuation and Valuing. She also co-edited some of the World Economics Association (UK) books: The Economics Curriculum: towards a radical reformulation, Ideas towards a new international financial architecture? and Capital and Justice.

Her latest authored books include Global Finance and Development, Small Business in Brazil: competitive global challenges and Pluralist Readings in Economics: key-concepts and policy-tools for the 21st century. Her latest co-authored book is Introducing a New Economics: Pluralist, Sustainable and Progressive.

Among other activities in professional and academic organizations, she is Vice-President of the Ordem dos Economistas do Brasil, Counselor of the Conselho Regional de Economia-SP and member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Green Economics and the Journal of Reviews on Global Economics.

Małgorzata Dereniowska

Małgorzata Dereniowska holds a PhD in Philosophy, MA in Social Communication, and BSc in Biology (specialization: Ecology and Resource Management) from Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan, Poland); is the member of the World Economics Association Conferences Planning and Organization Committee, co-editor of special issues for Ethics in Progress and International Journal of Sustainable Development, and co-author of Positional Analysis for Sustainable Development: Reconsidering Economics, Policy and Accounting with Judy Brown and Peter Söderbaum (Routledge 2017).

She serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education and Environment, Space, Place. Her research interests include practical ethics, pluralism and global justice, and human-environment interaction. She has written on a variety of topics in ethics, environmental philosophy and activism, normative aspects of economics, and sustainable development.