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SOAS students help organise vigil in Trafalgar Square for Nepal

Co-President of the Students’ Union’s Nepali Society Monika Shrestha, a second year BSc Development Economics student, led the organisation of a vigil at Trafalgar Square for the victims of the earthquake and to help raise funds for Nepal.

1st May 2015

Edith Penrose SOAS celebrates former Professor and highly influential economist, Edith Penrose

SOAS, University of London will host a conference to celebrate the work and legacy of Professor Edith Penrose, one of the most influential and significant economists of the 20th Century.

6th November 2014

SOAS alumnus appointed as new Governor of the Reserve Bank of South Africa

SOAS alumnus Lesetja Kganyago has been has been appointed as the next governor of the South African Reserve Bank

8th October 2014

SOAS scholar secures ESRC/DFID funding for research on parliaments and poverty reduction in Bangladesh and Ethiopia

Dr Emma Crewe, a Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London has received a grant of £501,930 from an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - Department for International Development (DFID) joint fund to research the role of MPs in public engagement and poverty reduction in Bangladesh and Ethiopia.

10th April 2014

Professor Keith McLachlan

SOAS, University of London regrets to announce the death of Professor Keith McLachlan on 12 October 2013

15th October 2013

Obituary: Peter Ayre (1939-2012)

Peter Ayre, who died in a nursing home in Suffolk on 9 December 2012, was a teacher in the Department of Economics at SOAS from 1963 until his early retirement in 1990.

26th September 2013

China, the west and the future of global capitalism

The future of the global economic system depends on the West’s relations with China.  A hundred years ago Max Weber, famous as a founder of modern Western social and political science, wrote a classic study of cultural factors that hindered the rise of Western style capitalism in non-Western contexts.

14th August 2013

Masters scholar from Zimbabwe reflects on year at SOAS

First Canon Collins scholar to study at SOAS, University of London under a new partnership gives a short presentation about his work, this Thursday 11 July.

10th July 2013

Research by SOAS economist published in top science journal

A research paper on China's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, co-authored by a SOAS economist, was this week published by one of the top three science journals in the world.

11th June 2013

20130618 Ben Fine book SOAS economist and former doctoral students co-edit book on economic development and the state

Ben Fine, Professor of Economics at SOAS, University of London has collaborated with two former doctoral students on a book exploring the role of the state in economic development.

11th June 2013

Samir Amin lectures available online

Seminars with the renowned Egyptian economist Samir Amin, which took place last month at SOAS, University of London, are now online.

29th May 2013

Travelling Academics News - 28 May 2013

Travelling academics week of May 28th 2013

28th May 2013

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