Bournemouth University and Eastover Consulting Group, UK
IZA World of Labor role
PhD student with a thesis submission date of March 1, 2019 entitled "The Influence of the Washington Consensus Programme on the Transitional Economies of Eastern Europe—A firm level micro economic analysis."
Productivity, labor economics, globalization, international production networks
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Freeman of the City of London having carried out major consultancy work for major UK banks and private equity firms. Retired multinational CEO with a wide range of experience in international manufacturing
Part-time economics and international indirect taxation lecturer at Bournemouth University
Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Bournemouth University, 2014
"The United Kingdom productivity paradox: Myth or reality." The Journal of Economic Asymmetries 12:1 (2015): 52–60 (with H. Hassani).
"Firm productivity in the Western Balkans: The impact of European Union membership and access to finance." Economic Annals 62:215 (2018): 7–51 (with J. Holscher and D. Radicic).
Brexit: The Lure of the Neoliberal Thought Collective (No. BAFES26). Department of Accounting, Finance & Economic, Bournemouth University, 2018 (with H. Ã. Jens).
Does accession to the EU affect firms’ productivity?
State capture and uneven infrastructure development due to foreign direct investment can outweigh productivity gainsJens HӧlscherPeter Howard-Jones, March 2019Firms in the new EU member states of Eastern Europe are more productive than those in other transition economies, but with a diminishing advantage. The least productive firms benefit the most from membership, although the situation is reversed in the case of foreign-owned firms. Foreign direct investment fails to promote knowledge and technology spillovers beyond the receiving firms. The dominance of multinational enterprises in the new EU member states enhances the threat of corporate state capture and asymmetric infrastructure development, whilst access to finance remains a constricting issue for all firms.MoreLess