Hanna Karolina Szymborska

Open University


Lecturer in Economics at Open University, UK


PhD Economics, University of Leeds

MSc Economic, University of Leeds

BSc Economics, SOAS, University of London




Szymborska, H.K. (2016) "Financial Sector Transformation and Income Inequality - an Empirical Approach", E-Finanse Financial Internet Quarterly, 12(2), pp. 36-48.

Dymski, G.A., Kaltenbrunner, A. and Szymborska, H.K. (2015) "Financialization and Inequality: A European Challenge", Queries, Summer 2015, Issue 7.

Szymborska, H.K. and Szymborski, J. (2015) "Health Inequalities as a Challenge to Socio-Economic Sustainability", Queries, Summer 2015, Issue 7.

Review of J. Hills et al. Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation and Policy, Oxford University Press 2013, published in Economic Issues, Vol. 19, Part 2, September 2014. Available here.

Book chapters

Szymborska, H.K. (2017) "Inequality in the Twenty-First Century – in Need of a New Theory?".     In: Opolski, K. and Gemzik-Salwach, A., eds, Financialisation and the Economy, Routledge.

Szymborska, H.K. (2017) "Luxemburg and the Balance of Power in the 21st Century". In: Delheim, J. and Wolf, F.O., eds. Rosa Luxemburg: A Permanent Challenge for Political Economy, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Szymborska, H.K. and Toporowski, J. (2014) "'Dr. Kalecki' on Mr Keynes". In: Toporowski, J. and Mamica, Ł., eds. (2014) Michał Kalecki in the 21st Century, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Co-translator and co-editor of Kowalik, T. (2014) Rosa Luxemburg Theory of accumulation and imperialism, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.



Winner of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy EAEPE-Simon Young Scholar Prize for the best conference paper

Winner of the 1+3 Scholarship Award for MSc and Doctoral study at the University of Leeds (2013-2017)


Research interests

Consumer Theory Development Economics Distribution Economic Geography Economic Policy Finance Financialisation Financial-Real Macroeconomy Linkages History Of Thought Housing Income Distribution Inequality Institutional Economics Macroeconomics Monetary Economics Wealth Distribution