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Department of Financial & Management Studies (DeFiMS)

DeFiMS Staff

Head of Department

Professor Christine Oughton

Director of Distance Learning

Mr Norman Flynn

Deputy Director of Distance Learning

Ms Sonja Ruehl

Head of Distance Learning Administration

Ms Elizabeth Harris

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor

Dr Damian Tobin (term 1) and Dr Huan Zou (term 2)

Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

Dr Helen Macnaughtan

PhD Tutor

Professor Ciaran Driver

Professors

Robert F Ash
Professor of Economics with reference to China and Taiwan
Bob Ash China’s economic development in the 20th and 21st centuries (especially agricultural and rural change, demographic and employment issues, consumption and living standards); evolution of ‘Greater China’; economic development of Taiwan and cross-Strait economic relations
  • Tel: 020 7898 4525
  • Email: ra2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 267
  • Office Hours: By appointment
Ciaran Driver
Professor in Financial Economics
Ciaran Driver

Theories of corporate governance; testing real-options theory; capital investment studies; policy.

  • Tel: 0207 898 4993
  • Email: cd12@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 540
  • Office Hours: Monday 11.30-12.30

Bassam Fattouh
Professor in Finance and Management for the Middle East
Bassam Fattouh

Management in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), managerial systems and management of renewable and non-renewable resources in the Middle East (MSc), and Islamic banking and finance.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4053
  • Email: bf11@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 526
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
Laurence Harris
Professor of Economics
Staff Silhouette

Corporate Finance, Ethics and Finance, Central Banking and Macroeconomics.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4051/ 4050
  • Email: lh@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 516
  • Office Hours: Monday 2-3pm

Gerhard Kling
Professor of International Business and Management
Gerhard Kling

Mergers & Acquisitions, International Business, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Mathematical & Statistical Modelling

Christine Oughton
Professor of Managerial Economics, Head of Department
Christine Oughton

Industrial organisation and policy, innovation, sustainable development and corporate governance, including the governance and regulation of sport

  • Tel: 020 7898 4410
  • Email: co12@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 532
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 3-5pm

Pasquale Scaramozzino
Professor of Economics
Pasquale Scaramozzino Macroeconomics; fiscal policy; applied econometrics
  • Tel: 020 7898 4055
  • Email: ps6@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 528
  • Office Hours: By appointment
Laixiang Sun
Professor of Chinese Business and Management
Laixiang Sun Corporate finance and governance, comparative economics, integrated modelling, business management and Chinese economy
  • Tel: 020 7898 4821
  • Email: ls28@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 529
  • On Sabbatical:On sabbatical leave 2012/13

Senior Lecturers

Ibrahim Abosag
Senior Lecturer in Marketing
Staff Silhouette

Cross-cultural marketing, international consumer behaviour.

Hong Bo
Reader in Financial Economics
Hong Bo

Firm investment decisions under uncertainty; capital market imperfections; corporate finance; corporate governance; financial economics; China.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4528
  • Email: hb22@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 543
  • Office Hours: Monday 11-1pm

Norman Flynn
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management; Director, CeFiMS
Norman Flynn

Management in government, government-society relationships, performance management.

Matthew Haigh
Senior Lecturer in Accounting
Matthew Haigh

My research draws on moral philosophy and visual sociology to engage with environmental regulation and the behaviour of financial markets.

  • Tel: 0207 898 4145
  • Email: mh92@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 548
  • Office Hours: Monday 10-12pm

Alberto Iozzi
Senior Lecturer in International Business Management
Alberto Iozzi

Industrial organisation, regulation, public economics.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4210
  • Email: ai12@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 517
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 11-12pm or by appointment
Yothin Jinjarak
Reader in Banking & Finance
Yothin Jinjarak

International economics, macroeconomics, financial economics.

  • Tel: 0207 898 4352
  • Email: yj5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 534
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 12-1.30pm
  • On Sabbatical:2013-2014

Federico Mucciarelli
Reader in Financial Law
Federico Mucciarelli

Takeover regulation; corporate and insolvency law; international corporate law and freedom of establishment.

  • Tel: 0207 898 4545
  • Email: fm11@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 550
  • Office Hours: Thursday 12.30 - 1.30 or by appointment
Mark Neal
Senior Lecturer in International Business & Management (MENA)
Academic Programme Director: International Management (Middle East and North Africa)
Mark Neal

Management and leadership in the Middle East and South East Asia. Corruption. Tourism. Business education and poverty reduction. Sustainable development in MENA and SE Asia.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4778 / 07517670054
  • Email: mn12@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 566
  • Office Hours: Thursday 12-2pm

Yoshikatsu Shinozawa
Senior Lecturer in Financial Studies
Staff Silhouette

Dr Shinozawa's research interests lie in asset management firms and their products. Recently he has developed a special interest in the areas of corporate governance, and the banking industry in Japan.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4084
  • Email: ys6@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 556
  • Office Hours: Monday 4-6pm
Huan Zou
Senior Lecturer in International Management
Huan Zou

International market entry strategies; international acquisitions; international entrepreneurship; knowledge learning; venture capitals in emerging markets.

  • Tel: 0207 898 4056
  • Email: h.zou@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 530
  • Office Hours: Thursday 11-12pm

Lecturers

Richard Alexander
Lecturer in Financial Law
Richard Alexander

Financial Services Law and regulation, control of economic crime, human rights law (especially European Convention on Human Rights – measures taken to fight organised and economic crime and terrorism), European Union Law

Alberto Asquer
Alberto Asquer

Public policy and management, especially in the political economy of regulation and regulatory reforms, public policy implementation, public management.


Senija Causevic
Lecturer in Marketing
Senija Causevic

Critical management; critical marketing; (contested) heritage marketing, management and interpretation; experiential marketing; destination branding/marketing/representation; post-conflict cultural settings; Ottoman Empire; Balkans; India

  • Tel: 0207 898 4514
  • Email: sc83@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 549
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 2-4pm
Alberto Feduzi
Lecturer in Strategy
Staff Silhouette

Strategic and organizational decision making; Project management under high uncertainty; Behavioural economics and the behavioural foundations of strategy; the economics of the welfare state.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4460
  • Email: af19@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 442
  • Office Hours: Monday 12-1pm

Eunsuk Hong
Lecturer in International Business & Management (China)
Eunsuk Hong

Foreign Direct Investment, Emerging-Market Multinationals, Applied spatial econometrics, Chinese management/economy

Tolulola Lawal
Lecturer in Accounting
Staff Silhouette

Determinants and capital market implications of accounting information, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance.

  • Tel: 0207 898 4620
  • Email: tl5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 525
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 2-4pm

Helen Macnaughtan
Lecturer in International Business and Management (Japan), Undergraduate Admissions tutor
Helen Macnaughton

Employment, human resource management, gender and economic development in Japan.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4530
  • Email: hm39@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 546
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 2-4pm
Damian Tobin
Lecturer in Chinese Business and Management
Damian Tobin

Hong Kong's financial system; Renminbi internationalisation and banking reform; Economic modernisation and the State; China's management reforms, especially in the oil sector

  • Tel: 020 7898 4058
  • Email: dt29@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 555
  • Office Hours: Friday 1.30 - 3.30pm

Sonja Ruehl
Fellow in Financial and Management Studies; Deputy Director, CeFiMS
Staff Silhouette Financial Sector Development in Japan and Vietnam. Gender Issues in Financing Development. Microfinance Institutions in Vietnam
  • Tel: 020 7898 4057
  • Email: sr2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 542
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 11-1pm
Huanguang Qiu
Newton International Fellow
Staff Silhouette

Senior Teaching Fellows

Danny Leiwy
Senior Teaching Fellow
Danny Leiwy

International accounting standards and UK taxation

Vanesa Pesque Cela
Senior Teaching Fellow
Staff Silhouette

Teaching Fellows

Jing Bian
Teaching Fellow
Staff Silhouette

Financial Regulation, International Economic Law, Chinese Law, Corporate Governance, Cross-border Mergers and Aquisitions

Yueqin Dong
Teaching Fellow
Staff Silhouette

Laura El-Katiri
Teaching Fellow
Laura El Katiri

Energy policy, oil, natural gas, electricity, economic development and diversification, Middle East, GCC economies, Iran.

Adel Hamaizia
Teaching Fellow
Staff Silhouette

Yoshiko Jones
Teaching Fellow
Yoshiko Jones

Ms Jones is a Teaching Fellow within the Department of Financial and Management Studies and Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea.

She also coordinates The Sir Peter Parker Awards for Spoken Business Japanese and Japanese Language Proficiency Test at SOAS Language Centre.


Associate Members

Dafydd Fell
Dafydd Fell Contemporary Taiwanese Politics: Elections, Parties, Democratization
  • Tel: 020 7898 4206
  • Email: df2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 201
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 2- 4
Nicholas H D Foster
Nick Foster Comparative commercial and comparative corporate law, with special reference to Islamic law and the laws of the Middle East, in particular the UAE; Islamic Finance.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4666
  • Email: nf4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 225
  • Office Hours: Mon 17:30-18:30 + Wed 16:30-18:30

Sanzhu Zhu
Sanzhu Zhu

Chinese law; comparative commercial and corporate law with reference to China; legal aspects of Chinese financial and futures markets; civil procedure and dispute resolution in China, particularly securities disputes.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4667
  • Email: sz8@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 240
  • Office Hours: Wednesday by apppointment, Thursday 1:30 to 2:30
Machiko Nissanke
Machiko Nissanke North-South Economic relations, adjustment and development, finance and development, international trade and finance, and comparative economics policy studies in Asia and Africa. Teaching interests include open economy macroeconomics, international trade and finance and financial economics. Africa and Asia.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4542
  • Email: mn2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 282
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm

Visiting Professors

Mohsin Khan
Visiting Professor
Staff Silhouette

Professorial Research Associates

Tony Allan
Professorial Research Associate
Tony Allan

Analysis of water resources in semi-arid regions and the role of global systems in ameliorating local and regional water deficits. Established the concept of Virtual Water. Was awarded the Stockholm Water Prize in 2008 in recognition of his contribution to water science.

Christopher Howe
Professorial Research Associate
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Scott Rozelle
Professorial Research Associate
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Research Associates

Tao Li
Research Associate
Tao Li
Jack Wu
Research Associate
Staff Silhouette

Administrative Staff

Richard Story
Department Manager
Richard Story
Matthew Jaggar
Faculty Officer (Academic Support)
Staff Silhouette

Anya Kropfitsch
Faculty Officer (Student Support)
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