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Department of Economics

Professor Costas Lapavitsas

BSc (Econ), MSc (Econ), PhD (London)

Overview

Costas Lapavitsas
Faculty of Law and Social Sciences (L&SS)

Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Law and Social Sciences

Department of Economics

Professor in Economics

Japan Research Centre (JRC)

Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre

Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Science

APCSS Coordinating Committee Member

Name:
Professor Costas Lapavitsas
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4538
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
269
Office Hours:
Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Duncan Lindo, A Political Economy of Derivatives
  • Elif Karacimen, Political Economy of Turkish Banking and Household Indebtedness
  • Eugénia Pires, Working Title: Political Economy of Migrants’ Remittances: Evidence from the Angolan Diaspora in Portugal
  • Ezgi B. Unsal , Subordinate financialisation: The Turkish Case
  • Pinar Cakiroglu, Capitalist industrial transformation in rural Salonica during the late Ottoman era (1870-1912) and the role of Greek community

Research

My research interests include the relationship of finance and development, the structure of financial systems, and the evolution and functioning of the Japanese financial system. I have recently started work on the interaction between market and non-market relations in the financial system.

Current Publications.

Expertise

For help in contacting SOAS academics and advice on services to business and the community, please contact SOAS Enterprise on +44(0)20 7898 4837 or email enterprise@soas.ac.uk.
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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • Japan
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Lapavitsas, Costas (2009) Financialised Capitalism: Expansion and Crisis [In Spanish]. Madrid: Maia Ediciones.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2003) Social Foundations of Markets, Money and Credit. London: Routledge.

Lapavitsas, Costas (1999) Political Economy of Money and Finance. Macmillan (London-Basingstoke).

Edited Books

Fine, Ben and Lapavitsas, Costas and Pincus, Jonathan, eds. (2001) Development policy in the 21st century: beyond the post-Washington consensus. London: Routledge.

Book Chapters

Lapavitsas, Costas (2003) 'Money as Money and Money as Capital in a Capitalist Economy.' In: Saad-Filho, A, (ed.), Anti-Capitalism: A Marxist Guide. Pluto Press (UK), pp. 59-72.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2001) 'Neither the Washington nor the Post-Washington Consensus: Development at the Crossroads.' In: Lapavitstas, C. and Fine, B. and Pincus, J., (eds.), Development policy in the 21st century: beyond the post-Washington consensus. London: Routledge.

Lapavitsas, Costas and Aybar, S. (2001) 'Financial System Design and the Post-Washington Consensus.' In: Lapavitstas, C. and Fine, B. and Pincus, J., (eds.), Neither the Washington nor the Post-Washington Consensus: Development at the Crossroads. London: Routledge, pp. 28-51.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2001) 'The Political Economy of the Central Banks:Agents of Stability or Source of Instability?' In: Arestis, P and Sawyer, M, (eds.), Money, Finance and Capitalist Development. Edward Elgar (London), pp. 179-219.

Articles

Lapavitsas, Costas (2009) 'The Roots of the Global Financial Crisis.' Development Viewpoint (28).

Lapavitsas, Costas (2009) 'Financialised Capitalism: Crisis and Financial Expropriation.' Historical Materialism, 17 (2). pp. 114-148.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2009) 'Financialisation Embroils Developing Countries.' Papeles de Europa, 19 . pp. 108-139.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2009) 'The Crisis of Financialised Capitalism [In Greek].' Eneken, 13 . pp. 7-23.

Lapavitsas, Costas and Santos, Paulo dos (2008) 'Globalization and Contemporary Banking: On the Impact of New Technology.' Contributions to Political Economy, 27 . pp. 31-56.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2007) 'Information and Trust as Social Aspects of Credit.' Economy and Society, 36 (3). pp. 416-436.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2006) 'Power and Trust as Constituents of Money and Credit.' Historical Materialism, 14 (1). pp. 129-154.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2006) 'Social and Economic Underpinnings of Industrial Development: Evidence from Ottoman Macedonia.' Journal of European Economic History, 35 (3). pp. 661-710.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2005) 'The Emergence of Money in Commodity Exchange, or Money as Monopolist of the Ability to Buy.' Review of Political Economy, 17 (4). pp. 549-569.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2005) 'The Social Relations of Money as Universal Equivalent: A Response to Ingham.' Economy and Society, 34 (3). pp. 389-403.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2004) 'Commodities and Gifts: Why Commodities Represent More than Market Relations.' Science & Society, 68 (1). pp. 33-56.

Fine, Ben and Saad Filho, Alfredo and Lapavitsas, Costas (2004) 'Transforming the Transformation Problem: Why the �New Interpretation� is a Wrong Turning.' Review of Radical Political Economics, 36 (1). pp. 3-19.

Fine, Ben and Lapavitsas, Costas (2004) 'Social Capital and Capitalist Economies.' South-Eastern Journal of Economics, 2 (1). pp. 17-34.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2002) 'Globalisation and the Imperative of Economic Control.' Greek, Theseis, vol. n . pp. 23-42.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2002) 'Review of "Markets from Networks: Socioeconomic Models of Production" by Harrison C. White.' Enterprise & Society, vol. 3 . pp. 547-549.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2002) 'What Kind of Theoretical Journal is Necessary for the Left Today?' Greek, Theseis, vol. n . pp. 17-20.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2001) 'The Recent Turkish Crisis: Another Step Toward Free Market Authoritarianism.' Historical Materialism, vol. 8 . pp. 297-308.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2001) 'The Recent Turkish Crisis: Another Step Toward Free Market Authoritarianism.' Theseis, vol. 7 . pp. 99-115.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2001) 'The Recent Turkish Crisis: Another Step Toward Free Market Authoritarianism.' Iktisat, vol. 4 . pp. 52-58.

Fine, Ben and Lapavitsas, Costas (2000) 'Markets and Money in Social Theory: What Role for Economics?' Economy and Society, 29 (3). pp. 357-382.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2000) 'On Marx's Analysis of Money Hoarding in the Turnover of Capital.' Review of Political Economy, 12 (4). pp. 219-235.

Lapavitsas, Costas and Saad-Filho, A (2000) 'The Supply of Credit Money and Capital Accumulation: A Critical View of Post-Keynesianism.' Research in Political Economy, vol. 1 . pp. 309-333.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2000) 'Money and the Analysis of Capitalism: The Significance of Commodity Money.' Review of Radical Political Economics, 32 (4). pp. 631-656.

Saad Filho, Alfredo and Lapavitsas, Costas (2000) 'The Supply of Credit Money and Capital Accumulation: A Critical View of Post Keynesian Analysis.' Research in Political Economy, 18 . pp. 309-334.

Fine, Ben and Lapavitsas, Costas and Milonakis, D. (1999) 'Addressing the World Economy: Two Steps Back.' Capital and Class, 23 (1). pp. 47-90.

Lapavitsas, Costas (1997) 'The Political Economy of the Central Banks:Agents of Stability or Source of Instability?' International Papers in Political Economy, 4 (No . pp. 1-52.

Lapavitsas, Costas (1997) 'Two Approaches to the Concept of Interest-Bearing Capital.' International Journal of Political Economy, 27 No. . pp. 85-106.

Lapavitsas, Costas (1996) 'The Classical Adjustment Mechanism of International Balances: Marx''s Critique.' Contibutions to Political Economy (Annual Supplement to the Cambridge Journal of Economics), No. 15 . pp. 63-79.

Monographs

Lapavitsas, Costas (2004) Social origins of Ottoman industrialisation: Evidence from the Macedonian town of Naoussa. London, UK: School of Oriental and African Studies.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2003) Money as a 'Universal equivalent' and its origin in commodity exchange. London, UK: School of Oriental and African Studies.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2002) Banks and the Design of the Financial System: Underpinnings in Steuart, Smith and Hilferding. London, UK: School of Oriental and African Studies.

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