Positive Money Europe’s Advisory Panel give professional and knowledgeable advice to the organisation on a pro bono basis. Our advisors come from diverse backgrounds and hold varied points of view. They don’t always agree, with each other or with us, and we don’t always agree with them either! We view this as a strength, providing us with a wider spectrum of viewpoints and challenging our own ideas and strategy.
Eric Lonergan is a macro hedge fund manager, economist, and writer. His most recent book is Angrynomics, an international best-seller written with Mark Blyth. He has written for Foreign Affairs, The Financial Times, and The Economist. He is a long-term advocate for expanding the tools of central banks, including a growing debate over the need for ‘helicopter money’. He shares his thoughts on his website www.philosophyofmoney.net.
Independent Public Affairs consultant
Joost Mulder is an Expert in EU advocacy, with a focus on finance and a background in the European Parliament and public affairs consulting. In 2011, he joined Finance Watch, where he ran successful advocacy campaigns on financial market rules, derivative speculation, and retail investment transparency. His firm Better Europe Public Affairs provides independent advice and training to NGOs and governments on finance, EU regulation and advocacy.
Dr. Sotiria Theodoropoulou is a Senior Researcher and the Head of the European economic, employment and social policies research unit at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) in Brussels. She is the editor of the Labour market policies in the era of pervasive austerity book. She earned her Ph.D. in European political economy from the LSE, where she also taught economic analysis of the EU for several years.
Antoine Quero is a Senior Expert in innovative financial instruments at the European Commission, focusing on the regulation of the financial sector, governance of the eurozone and the EU investment programmes. In his book Progressive Reform of the Financial System, he advocates for a banking reform compatible with the Economic and Monetary Union that would deliver similar benefits to a sovereign money system.
Dr. Michele Chang is Professor in the Department of European Political and Governance Studies at the College of Europe, Bruges, since 2006. Her research interests include euro area governance, particularly fiscal policy cooperation and the ECB, and financial crises. Her most recent books are The Political Economy of Adjustment Throughout and Beyond the Eurozone Crisis (co-edited with Federico Steinberg and Francisco Torres, Routledge 2019) and Economic and Monetary Union (Palgrave 2016).
Joseph Huber is Professor Emeritus and Chair of Economic Sociology at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg. His most recent book is titled ‘Sovereign Money. Beyond Reserve Banking’ and in 2009 he founded Monetative, a German non-profit organisation working on money reform. He shares his work on the monetary system on his website www.sovereignmoney.eu (English) and www.vollgeld.de (German).
Co-Director of Veblen Institute
Wojtek Kalinowski is Co-director of the Veblen Institute for Economic Reforms. He edited ‘Repensons la monnaie’ (Alternatives Economiques, 2016) and is the author of ‘Transition écologique: mode d’emploi’’ (Petits Matins 2013). He writes and speaks regularly on monetary policy and innovations, financial regulation and the future of the European welfare-state. He is a Board Member of Amicus Curea and Co-convenor of the French network of Finance Watch.