SOAS University of London

London Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Science

London-Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Science Members

Steering Committee

Professor 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
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 11:00 to 13:00
Dr 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
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays, 2-4pm

Dr Dafydd Fell
Steering Committee Member
Dafydd Fell
Contemporary Taiwanese Politics: Elections, Parties, Democratization
  • Tel: 020 7898 4206
  • Email: df2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 209
  • Academic Support Hours: Terms 2&3: Wednesdays, 11am-1pm and by appointment
  • On Sabbatical:Term 1, 2019/20
Dr 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
  • Academic Support Hours: On Research Leave 2019/20



Members

Dr 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; Role of the State; Political settlements and corruption; Structural Economic Dynamics; Global Policy; Industrial Policy.

  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4107
  • Email: aa155@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 231
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 16:00 to 19:00
Dr Michael Buehler
Staff Silhouette

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


Dr Eunsuk Hong
Eunsuk Hong

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

  • Tel: 0207 898 4564
  • Email: e.hong@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 527
  • Academic Support Hours: By email appointment

Dr 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
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays, 10.30am-12.30pm

Dr 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
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 10:30 to 12:30 (Term 1)


Dr Kristin Surak
Kristin Surak

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




Visiting Fellows

Dr Kaho Yu
Staff Silhouette

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