Molly Scott Cato

PhD in Economics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth; MSc in Social Research Methods from the Open University; MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.

Skills mobilised
Molly Scott Cato combines an expertise in conventional economics with an understanding of social processes and sociological research. She has conducted a research project into employment opportunities in an area of lasting unemployment following industrial restructuring--the South Wales Valleys. The focus of her research was the possibilities for emancipation through cooperative employment structures. She is also an expert in sustainability and has provided analyses of enviromental cooperatives, as well as in bottom-up approaches to local economic development, including the creation of local currencies and the linking of local development with energy efficiency measures.

Relevant publications
Scott Cato, M (2004) The Pit and the Pendulum: A Cooperative Future for Work in the Valleys of South Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press).
Scott Cato, M (1999) Green Economics: Beyond Supply and Demand to Meeting People's Needs, edited with Miriam Kennett (Aberystwyth: Green Audit). Forthcoming publication in Czech and Polish (2004).
Scott Cato, M (2003) 'Employment Policy in Rhondda-Cynon-Taff as Judged by its Targets' in Review of Radical Political Economics, 35/2: 126-47.
Scott Cato, M (2001) 'Inward Investment and Economic Regeneration: Listening to Workers in Rhondda-Cynon-Taff' in Local Economy, 16/3: 198-220.
Scott Cato, M (2004)'Going with the Grain: Cooperative Regeneration in the South Wales Valleys', presented to the Regeneration Management Research Workshop, Liverpool University, June 2004, Arthur, L., Keenoy, T. and Smith, R.
Scott Cato, M; Gil Cervantes, M and Webbe, H (2003) Extending Capacity-Building for Young People in Cultural Industries in the Valleys: A Scoping Study of the Opportunities Offered by the Cardiff 2008 European Capital of Culture Bid, (commissioned by Cardiff2008 and HelpWales; Cardiff: Wales Institute for Research into Cooperatives, 2003).