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Dr. Helen Solomon is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Westminster. She joined the School of Organisation, Economy and Society in March, 2019. Prior to her current role, she was Senior Lecturer in Economics at De Montfort University.

She is mainly interested in development macroeconomics, economic growth and monetary policy in the banking sector. She has published  articles in Applied Economics, China Economic Review and most recently in Research in  International Business and Finance. She also has been invited to peer review articles in the Journal of Development Areas, Empirical Economics and African Development Review.

In July 2015, she successfully obtained funding from the British Academy’s Newton Mobility Grants Scheme in collaboration with the University of Cape Town. The objective of this new collaboration is to strengthen research capacity on Monetary Policy and the Banking Sector in South Africa.

Her current research focus are on the Bank Lending Channel in developing countries as well as social media in developing countries. She is also currently collaborating on funded projects in relation to Social Media in the Fashion Sector in Leicester and Business Rates and High Street Closures.

Teaching

Money Banking and Financial Markets (Summer school) - 5ECON005W.2

Economic Policy Perspectives - 7ECON004W.2

Research

Matousek, R. and Solomon, O.H. (2018). Bank Lending Channel in Nigeria, Research in  International Business and Finance. 45, 464-474

Lysandrou, P.; Solomon, O.H and Goda, T. (2016). The Differential Impact of Public and Private Governance Institutions on the Different Modes of Foreign Investment. International Review of Applied Economics, 30 (6), 729 – 746.

Dell,Anno, R; Rayna, T. and Solomon, O.H. (2016).  Impact of Firing Costs and Tax on Size of the Informal Sector and Unemployment,  Journal of Developing Areas, 50 (4),  2016

Dell,Anno, R; Rayna, T. and Solomon, O.H, Rayna, T. (2015). The Impact of Social Media on Economic Growth- Evidence from Social Media,  Applied Economics Letters. 23 (9), 633-636.

 Fei, K. and Solomon O. H. (2015). China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI)  and Domestic Investment (DI) -An Industrial Level Analysis. China Economic Review, 34, 249-260.

Dell'Anno, R. and Solomon O.H. (2014). Informality, Inequality and ICT in Transition economies. Eastern European Economics. 52(5), 3-31.

Solomon O.H and Shrestha, S. (2014). Does the Informal Sector thrive under Autocracy or Democracy: The Case of Nepal, Journal of Developing Areas, 48(3), 245-267.

Solomon. O. H. (2012). Using Critical Reflection to Assess Individual Contribution to a Group Project, Investigations in  University Teaching and Learning, 8, 39-45

Solomon, O.H. (2011).  The Impact of Government Policy on the Informal Sector in Nigeria,  Lambert Academic Publishing.

Solomon. O. H. (2011). Accounting for the Size of the Informal Sector in Nigeria. South African Journal of Economics. 79(4), 470-489.

Solomon O.H., (2011).  The Effect of Fiscal Policy on the size of the informal sector in Nigeria,  Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences, 4(2), 237-256.

Dell'Anno, Roberto and Solomon, O. H (2008). Shadow economy and unemployment rate in USA: is there a structural relationship? An empirical analysis, Applied Economics, 40(19), 2537-2555.

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.