School of Finance and Management

Professor Christine Oughton

Key information

BA (UEA), PhD (Cantab), FAcSS
Russell Square: College Buildings
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020 7898 4410
Support hours
Tuesday 3 - 5 or by email appointment


Christine Oughton is Professor of Management Economics and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Before joining SOAS she was Professor of Economics and Management at the University of Bolzano and Professor of Management at Birkbeck. Her research focuses on innovation, environmental management & economics, corporate governance, financial inclusion and growth.

She was co-investigator on the ESRC Research Seminar Series, Complexity Economics for Sustainability that brought together, academics, practitioners and policy makers on environmental issues, and is co-investigator on a £2m ESRC-DFID project - Financial Inclusion and Growth, focusing on innovation in low-income countries.

Christine has published widely on innovation, environmental management & economics, governance and growth. In 2017 she was Research Fellow of the South African Reserve Bank. Between 2012-16 she was Head of the School of Finance and Management and served on the SOAS Board of Trustees.

Key publications

  • Michie, J &  Oughton, C (2022) Measuring corporate diversity in financial services: a diversity index, International Review of Applied Economics, 36:3, 308-337.

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Hannes Goegele Governance and Leadership of International Organisations: The United Nations in the context of the 2030 Agenda
Mona Hussein Firm Level Catch-up from a Dynamic Capabilities Perspective: High- and Medium-tech Firms in Egypt
Golsa Monazahian Financial inclusion and Economic growth


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