1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Ben Fine

Collaborating Researcher

Ben Fine has worked with UNRISD on a number of occasions. Most recently, he joined the research team for the project Towards Universal Social Security in Emerging Economies.
Fine previously presented a paper at the UNRISD conference on the Social and Political Dimensions of the Global Crisis (2009) and contributed a chapter, “Social Policy and Development: Social Capital as Point of Departure” in an UNRISD edited volume published in 2005.

At the time of his most recent collaboration, Ben Fine was a professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), United Kingdom. He is a former Director of the Centre for Economic Policy for Southern Africa and has a PhD in Economics from the University of London. He has previously held positions at Birkbeck College, University of London, Nuffield College, Oxford, and the American University, Washington.

Publications from UNRISD projects:

Fine, Ben (2005) “Financialization and Social Policy” in The Global Crisis and Transformative Social Change (eds) London: Palgrave

Fine, Ben (2005) “Social Policy and Development: Social Capital as Point of Departure” in Social Policy in a Development Context (ed.) Houndmills: Palgrave