SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Costas Lapavitsas

BSc (Econ), MSc (Econ), PhD (London)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Expertise
  • Publications

Overview

Teaching

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.

Inaugural Lecture 

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Professor Costas Lapavitsas Inaugural Lecture: Money, The Invisible Bind

Expertise

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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 or Journal Volumes

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.

Journal 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.

Working Papers / Reports

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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