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Dr Simon Glaze

Director of 2+2 and Part-time Degrees

+44 (0) 24 7652 4178

Room WCE1.15, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Westwood Campus


Dr Simon Glaze is Director of 2+2 and Part-time Degrees in the Centre for Lifelong Learning. Before joining the Centre Simon taught at the University of Birmingham, Oxford Brookes University, and in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, where he was also an Economic and Social Research Council Research Fellow in International Political Economy (IPE).

Simon completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham. His doctoral and postdoctoral research focussed upon accounts of individual economic behaviour in IPE scholarship and cognate disciplines. Simon’s current research centres upon the ways in which politicians appeal to academic ideas to justify their versions of how the economy should work and how people should behave.

PhD Supervision
Potential PhD candidates are welcome to contact regarding research proposals related to one or more of the following topics:

  • (International) Political Economy
  • Political articulations of academic economic ideas
  • Academic and political articulations of the self
  • History of Economic Thought (especially Adam Smith)
  • History of Social Sciences (especially Economics, Psychology and Sociology)

Recent publications:

Glaze, S., and Richardson, B. (2017) ‘Poor choice? Smith, Hayek and the moral economy of food consumption’, Economy and Society, 47 (1), 128-151.

Glaze, S. (2017) ‘Adam Smith and William James on the psychological basis of progress’, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 41 (2), 349-365.

Glaze, S. (2015) ‘Schools out: Adam Smith and Pre-disciplinary International Political Economy’. New Political Economy, 20 (5), 679-701.