SOAS University of London

London Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Science

London-Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Science Members

Steering Committee

Costas Lapavitsas
Steering Committee Member
Costas Lapavitsas
Theory of banking and finance; history of economic thought; the Japanese financial system. Teaching interests include banking and finance, the Japanese economy, history of economic thought.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4538
  • Email: cl5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 269
  • Office Hours: Mondays: 14:00 to 16:00
Tat Yan Kong
Steering Committee Member, Co-Director
Tat Yan Kong
Comparative Political Economy (East Asia): varieties of capitalism; socialist to market transitions; Security on the Korean Peninsula, Development Theory
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4743
  • Email: yk2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 206
  • Office Hours: Term 1: Tuesdays 3-5pm; Term 2: Thursdays 3-5pm

Dafydd Fell
Steering Committee Member
Dafydd Fell
Contemporary Taiwanese Politics: Elections, Parties, Democratization
  • Tel: 020 7898 4206
  • Email: df2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 209
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 2- 4
Ulrich Volz
Steering Committee Member
Ulrich Volz

International Finance, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Financial Market Development and Stability, Development and Transition Economics, Global Economic Governance, East Asian Financial Markets

  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4721
  • Email: uv1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 285
  • Office Hours: By appointment


Andy Sumner
Steering Committee Member
Andy Sumner

Andy Sumner is a Reader in International Development and Co-Director of King’s International Development Institute, King’s College London.


Members

Antonio Andreoni
Antonio Andreoni

Production Structures and Capabilities; Learning, Organisations and Innovation; Automation and Robots; Industrial Ecosystems; Linkages, Diversification and Industrial Renewal; Financialisation of manufacturing; Political economy of industrial development; Political settlements and corruption; Structural Economic Dynamics; Global Policy.

  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4107
  • Email: aa155@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 231
  • Office Hours: Fridays: 13:00 to 15:00 (Term 1)
Michael Buehler
Staff Silhouette

Comparative Politics, Elections and Party Politics, Islam, Local Politics, Southeast Asian Politics, particularly Indonesia


Eunsuk Hong
Eunsuk Hong

Foreign Direct Investment, Emerging-Market Multinationals, Applied spatial econometrics, Chinese management/economy



Yuka Kobayashi
Yuka Kobayashi

Human Rights, WTO, Environment, with reference to China and East Asia

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4736
  • Email: yk37@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4425
  • On Sabbatical:Term 1, 2017/18

Dic Lo
Dic Lo
China and globalisation; industrialisation; Soviet-type economic system and transformation; East Asian economic institutions and development; comparative political economy. China.
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4532
  • Email: dl1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 271
  • Office Hours: Mondays: 14:00 to 16:00


Kristin Surak
Kristin Surak

International migration, political sociology, nationalism, culture, state and society in Japan, qualitative methods.

  • Tel: +44 (0) 20-7898-4749
  • Email: kristin.surak@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 262
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 3pm - 5pm
  • On Sabbatical:2017/18
Damian Tobin
Damian Tobin

Hong Kong's financial system; Renminbi internationalisation and banking reform; Economic modernisation and the State; China's management reforms, especially in the oil sector

  • Tel: 020 7898 4058
  • Email: dt29@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 555
  • On Sabbatical:2017/18



Visiting Fellows

Kaho Yu
Staff Silhouette

Dr. Kaho Yu is a Visiting Fellow with the LAPC.