SOAS University of London

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
  • Office Hours: On Sabbatical (Term 2)
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: +44(0) 20 7898 4743
  • Email: yk2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 206
  • Office Hours: Term 3: Fridays 11am - 1pm or by appointment

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
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: +44(0) 207 898 4721
  • Email: uv1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 285
  • Office Hours: By appointment


Andy Sumner
Steering Committee Member
Andy Sumner

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