SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Stephanie Blankenburg

BA (Hamburg), MA (Hamburg), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Cantab)
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Department of Economics

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Industrial Development and Policy

Research Cluster Member

Dr Stephanie Blankenburg
Email address:
+44 (0)20 7898 4277
SOAS, University of London
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Stephanie Blankenburg specialises in growth theory, the role of institutions in growth and economic development, the contemporary dynamics of the international economy and the history of economic analysis and methodology. She teaches macroeconomic theory in the Economics Department of SOAS and international economics in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy.


PhD Students supervised
  • Tobias Franz, The Political Economy of Institutional Change and Economic Development in Urban Colombia - Analysing the Case of Medellin (working title)


Growth theory. The role of institutions in growth performance. Comparative political economy. The history of economic thought.


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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • Latin America
Country Expertise


Authored Books

Blankenburg, Stephanie and Schui, H (2002) Neoliberalismus: Theorie, Gegner, Praxis [Neoliberalism: Theory, Critique, Practice]. VSA Verlag (Germany).

Book Chapters

Blankenburg, Stephanie and Khan, Mushtaq (2012) 'Governance and Illicit Flows.' In: Reuter, Peter, (ed.), Draining Development? Controlling Flows of Illicit Funds from Developing Countries. Washington: The World Bank, pp. 21-68.

Khan, Mushtaq and Blankenburg, Stephanie (2009) 'The Political Economy of Industrial Policy in Asia and Latin America.' In: Dosi, Giovanni and Cimoli, Mario and Stiglitz, Joseph E., (eds.), Industrial Policy and Development: The Political Economy of Capabilities Accumulation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 336-377.

Blankenburg, Stephanie (2005) '" Den Bullen reiten – Möglichkeiten zur weltwirtschaftlichen Bändigung" [Taking the Bull by the Horns – how to cultivate the forces of economic globalisation].' In: Fuerderer, and et, H, (eds.), Trotz Gegenwind. Analysen und Perspektiven fuer eine resozialisierte Arbeitswelt von morgen. [Against the Odds. Analysing models for a community-based future of work]. OEGB Verlag, Wien, Austria, pp. 1-35.

Blankenburg, Stephanie (2003) 'The Theory and Empirics of Economic Growth.' In: McCombie, J and Allington, N, (eds.), Cambridge Essays in Applied Economics. Cambridge University Press (UK), Chapter 1.

Journal Articles

Blankenburg, Stephanie and Plesch, Dan and Wilkinson, Frank (2010) 'Limited liability and the modern corporation in theory and in practice.' Cambridge Journal of Economics, 34 (5). pp. 821-837.

Blankenburg, Stephanie and Plesch, Dan and Sakamoto, E Elize (2007) 'Their gain and your pain: the limitations of limited liability.' Tribune . p. 15.

Blankenburg, Stephanie and Plesch, Dan (2007) 'Corporate rights and responsibilities: restoring legal accountability.' openDemocracy .

Working Papers / Reports

Plesch, Dan and Blankenburg, Stephanie (2007) Corporate rights and responsibilities: restoring legal accountability. London: the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce).

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