Prof. Daniela Gabor

Daniela Gabor is a Professor of Economics and Macrofinance at UWE Bristol. She is currently the Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., and Annette L. Nazareth Member at the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton.
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Prof. Daniela Gabor

Daniela Gabor is a Professor of Economics and Macrofinance at UWE Bristol. She is currently the Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., and Annette L. Nazareth Member at the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton.

  • Research fields: monetary theory and policy, critical macrofinance, green central banking and macro decarbonisation, global financial cycle, climate finance and regulation, international development.
  • Academic publications: “Carrots With(out) Sticks: Credit Policy and the Limits of Green Central Banking”. Review of International Political Economy (2024); “Institutional Supercycles: An Evolutionary Macro-Finance Approach”. New Political Economy (2023); “Fx Swaps, Shadow Banks and the Global Dollar Footprint”. Environment and Planning A (2022); “Chasing Unicorns: The European Single Safe Asset Project”. Competition and Change (2018).
  • Professional experience: Daniela has extensive experience in engaging with policy-making, across green central banking, the macrofinancial aspects of market-based finance, and international development. She is currently a Member of the G20 Expert Group on Climate Finance, and has been an expert witness for the UNCTAD, the UK House of Lords Inquiry on Quantitative Easing, and the European Parliament (on securitization and COVID-19 public hearings). She has co-authored reports and policy briefs on green central banking and institutional investment.


Further publications


A. Peer-reviewed

“From demonstration to deployment: an economic analysis of support policies for carbon capture and storage” with Wolf Heidug, John Ward, and Robin Smale, Energy Policy Vol 60 (2013) (Pdf).

“Self-interested Low-carbon Growth in Brazil, China, and India” with John Ward, Cameron Hepburn, David Anthoff, Simon Baptist, Philip Gradwell, and Chris Hope, Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies Vol 4 No 3 (2012) (Pdf).


B. Book chapters and policy publications

“Planifier pour répondre à l’incertitude”, book chapter in Politiques de l’interrègne. Chine, pandémie, climat. Paris: Gallimard, 24.3.2022.

“Die Definition einer zukunftsfähigen Finanzpolitik”, with Philippa Sigl-Glöckner, Wirtschaftsdienst, 101. Jahrgang, Heft 7, July 2021. PDF availabe here.

“Sustainable investments and sustainable development: an epistemological one-way street”, report for Royal Academy of Belgium, April 2021.


C. Essays and reviews

No Alternative?”, review of and reflections on Fritz Bartel’s The Triumph of Broken Promises, Harvard University Press, 2022. Published on Phenomenal World, 25.3.2023.

“Eine widersprüchliche Bilanz: Das brüchige Erbe der Ära Merkel”, Theorie und Praxis der Sozialen Arbeit, 73. Jg. H. 2, Mai 2022.

“The Whole Field: Markets, planning, and coordinating the green transformation”, Phenomenal World, 30.4.2022. A german translation published at Politik & Ökonomie als “Aus dem Nie, ein Jetzt: Zur Planung und Umsetzung der Nachhaltigkeitswende”, 20.11.2022.

“The dog that didn’t bark: inflation and power in the contemporary capitalist state”Renewal, Vol 28 No 1. April 2020.

“‘Just do it’: The Economics of Belonging and the temptation of Nike Politics”, a review of Martin Sandbu’s The Economics of Belonging, Princeton University Press, 2020, The Progressive Post, 23.01.2021. Published at The Progressive Post, 23.01.2021.

“Onwards, but not via Beijing: for a democratic re-embedding of capitalism”, mit Mathis Richtmann. The essay won 2nd prize in the 2020 Hertie Stiftung essay competition. Published in German in Wirtschaftswoche als Lasst uns die demokratische Kontrolle über die Marktwirtschaft wiedererlangen!, 12.10.2020.


D. Press and other

"Demokratie und Klimawandel: Alles wird sich ändern”, with Georg Diez, Die ZEIT, 3.7.2023

Decarbonization requires new fiscal rules”, with Philippa Sigl-Glöckner und Janek Steitz, Project Syndicate, 25.4.2023

Wann sind öffentliche Finanzen (rechtlich) gesund?”, with Philipp Orphal, Makronom, 28.11.2022.