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Centres and Institutes

London-Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Science Members

Steering Committee

Costas Lapavitsas
Steering Committee Member
Costas Lapavitsas Theory of banking and finance; history of economic thought; the Japanese financial system. Teaching interests include banking and finance, the Japanese economy, history of economic thought.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4538
  • Email: cl5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 269
  • On Sabbatical:Research Leave
Tat Yan Kong
Steering Committee Member, Co-Director
Tat Yan Kong Comparative Political Economy (East Asia): varieties of capitalism; socialist to market transitions; Security on the Korean Peninsula, Development Theory
  • Tel: 020 7898 4743
  • Email: yk2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 206
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 2-4pm

Dafydd Fell
Steering Committee Member
Dafydd Fell Contemporary Taiwanese Politics: Elections, Parties, Democratization
  • Tel: 020 7898 4206
  • Email: df2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 201
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 2- 4
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2, 2014/15
Ulrich Volz
Steering Committee Member
Ulrich Volz

International Finance, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Financial Market Development and Stability, Development and Transition Economics, Global Economic Governance, East Asian Financial Markets

  • Tel: 0207 898 4721
  • Email: uv1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 285
  • Office Hours: By appointment

Ramon Pacheco Pardo
Steering Committee Member and Co-Director
Ramon Pacheco Pardo

Dr. Pacheco Pardo is a Lecturer in the fields of International Relations and International Political Economy.

Charlotte Goodburn
Steering Committee Member
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Dr Charlotte Goodburn completed her PhD in the Department of Land Economy at Cambridge, and holds a BA (in History) and an MPhil (in Contemporary Chinese Studies), also from Cambridge .


Nahee Kang
Steering Committee Member
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Dr Kang is an economic sociologist working in the field of political economy of development.

Andy Sumner
Steering Committee Member
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Andy Sumner is a Reader in International Development and Co-Director of King’s International Development Institute, King’s College London.