Meet the Directors

Professor Gary Dymski, Chair in Applied Economics, Leeds University Business School

Professor Gary Dymski, AIRE Director & Leadership Chair in Applied Economics, Leeds University Business School

Professor Dymski has done research and policy analysis on many applied topics, including bank mergers, financial fragility and crisis, urban development, credit-market discrimination and redlining, housing finance and subprime lending crisis, financial regulation, and the Eurozone crisis. He has served, for the last year, as vice chair of Leeds ACTS!, a collaboration between Leeds universities and the Leeds city-region Third-Sector organizations. Together with MSC students from LUBS, he is working on issues of financial exclusion, poverty, and employment with the Leeds City Council.

Professor John Lovett, Chair in Global Challenges, School of Geography, University of Leeds

Professor Jon Lovett, AIRE Deputy Director & Leadership Chair in Global Challenges, School of Geography, University of Leeds

Professor Lovett has built a distinguished career researching the institutional economics of natural resource management, in urban and rural settings; his interdisciplinary approach brings together both the natural and social sciences. He is interested in the links between local and international law and policy and the practical aspects of implementation of global agreements. He has worked in many different countries with recent projects in Nepal, Lebanon, Tanzania and Mexico.