Department of Economics

Dr Yannis Dafermos

Key information

Department of Economics Reader in Economics Research & Knowledge Exchange Convenor Centre for Sustainable Finance Member
BSc (Athens), MPhil (Athens), PhD (Athens)
Russell Square: College Buildings
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+44(0) 207 898 4619


Yannis Dafermos is a Reader in Economics at SOAS University of London. His research interests lie in financial macroeconomics, climate finance, ecological macroeconomics, climate-aligned development, inequality and the political economy of the green transition. 

His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Ecological Economics, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, the Journal of Financial Stability, Nature Climate Change and New Political Economy. He has acted as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator in several projects about the role of macroeconomic and financial policies in the green transition and has run capacity building programmes on climate change for many central banks. 

Yannis is the Research & Knowledge Exchange Convenor of the SOAS Economics Department, a Senior Fellow at the SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance and a Fellow at the Forum for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM). He is also a Committee member of the Post-Keynesian Economics Society (PKES), an Associate Editor of the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, an Editorial Board member of the journal Ecological Economics and an Associate Editor of the Review of Evolutionary Political Economy. 

He has acted as consultant for several organisations, including Banco Central do Brasil, ClientEarth, Greenpeace, UNCTAD and the New Economics Foundation. As SOAS he teaches Macroeconomic Analysis and Advanced Macroeconomics.

Research interests

  • Financial macroeconomics
  • Climate finance
  • Ecological macroeconomics
  • Climate-aligned development
  • Inequality
  • Political economy of the green transition

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Adam George Assessing climate policies in the UK: a macrofinancial modelling approach.
Pedro Oliveira Pratas e Sousa An empirical stock-flow consistent approach to policy evaluation in Portugal.
Ehireme Alexis Uddin Climate Change and Finance in Nigeria.