Gary Dymski is Professor of Applied Economics at the Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in urban studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975, an MPA from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University in 1977. He worked for the Legal Services Organization of Indiana as an economic analyst and was staff director for the Democratic caucus in the Indiana State Senate. After completing his doctoral studies in economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and spending 1985-86 as a Research Fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, he joined the economics faculty at the University of Southern California in 1986.
In 1991 he entered the University of California, Riverside economics faculty; being promoted to professor in 2000. From 2003 to 2009, Gary was the founding Executive Director of the University of California Center, Sacramento, a UC-wide public policy center in California’s state capitol. Gary has been a visiting scholar in universities and research centers in Brazil, Bangladesh, Japan, Korea, Great Britain, Greece, and India. Gary has published articles, books, and chapters on banking, financial fragility, urban development, credit-market discrimination, the Latin American and Asian financial crises, exploitation, housing finance, the subprime lending crisis, financial regulation, the Eurozone crisis, and economic policy.
Gary is a co-founder of Leeds ACTS, a research collaborative involving Leeds’ third-sector organizations and universities, and serves as the University of Leeds representative on the Leeds City Council’s Third Sector Assembly. From 2015 to January 2019, he was co-leader of the University of Leeds’ Cities research theme. He is currently a co-investigator in the ESRC Productivity Insights Network project and in the EPSRC Self-Healing robotics project, as well as co-leading a research hub for the ESRC Rebuilding Macroeconomics network-plus program.