Two major focal points of research are finance and growth/development. Finance, broadly defined, along with the role, conduct and impact of monetary policy, will be analysed at regional, national and international levels. Related fiscal policy issues are studied at the same level. The interactions between these issues of finance, economic development and economic growth are also addressed, as are the spatial dimension to these issues. In this sense, issues relating to the Great Recession and the future of economics and economic policy are addressed. The underlying methodology employed is eclectic and involves a number of differing approaches.