Sheila Dow is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling, Scotland, and Convener of the Scottish Centre for Economic Methodology. Her main academic focus has been on raising methodological awareness in the fields of macroeconomics, money and banking, and the history of economic thought (especially Hume, Smith and Keynes). While her career has primarily been in academia, she has a policy background from positions with the Bank of England and the Government of Manitoba, and latterly as a special advisor on monetary policy to the UK Treasury Select Committee. She has held positions with a range of academic organisations, such as Chair of the International Network for Economic Method. Recent books include Economic Methodology: An Inquiry, OUP 2002, A History of Scottish Economic Thought, Routledge 2006, co-edited with Alexander Dow, and Open Economics, Routledge 2009, co-edited with Richard Arena and Matthias Klaes.