SOAS University of London

Centre for Sustainable Finance

Centre for Sustainable Finance Members

Director:  Dr Ulrich Volz

Deputy Director: Dr Harald Heubaum

Dr Risa Morimoto
Risa Morimoto

Environmental economics, Development economics, Economics of hydropower development, Energy economics, Transport economics,  Economics of sustainable business, Sustainable economic development policy in developing countries, Climate change.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4730
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  • Room: 274
  • Academic Support Hours: On Research Leave in Term 1
Dr Thomas Marois
Thomas Marois

Political Economy; Emerging finance capitalism; Privatization; Alternative development; Banking, finance, and development; Mexico, Turkey, other emerging capitalisms; State-capital-labour relations; State theory; Internationalization.

  • Tel: 0207 898 4503
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  • Room: 293
  • Academic Support Hours: Bookable online here:
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2 & 3 (2019/20)

Professor Victor Murinde
Victor Murinde

Mega Trends in Global Finance; Inclusive Finance; Financial Institutions, Markets and Instruments; Financial Modelling & Forecasting

  • Tel: 020 7898 4057
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  • Room: 541
  • Academic Support Hours: By email appointment
Dr Gregor Semieniuk
Gregor Semieniuk

Growth and distribution; theory of competition; finance and innovation in the energy sector; Bayesian inference

  • Tel: 020 7898 4219
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  • Room: 264
  • Academic Support Hours: On leave in academic year 2019/20

Dr Harald Heubaum
Deputy Director
Harald Haubaum

Energy and climate policy in Europe, the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; institutional change and innovation in global energy, climate and financial governance; data for climate and sustainable finance; decarbonisation of transport; low-carbon cities, resilient infrastructure and urban resource management; public policy

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4362
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  • Room: 4431
  • Academic Support Hours: By appointment
Dr Ulrich Volz
Centre Director
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
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  • Room: 285
  • Academic Support Hours: On Research Leave 2019/20

Ms Felicia Jackson
Felicia Jackson

Global finance, sustainability and climate change; energy and climate policy and governance; energy transition; systemic change; climate risk, financial resilience; the economics of climate change; data for climate and sustainable finance.

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  • Room: 4433
  • Academic Support Hours: By appointment
Dr Thomas Tanner
Tom Tanner

Research: climate change policy and planning, anticipatory decision-making, urban resilience, policy processes and political economy.

Professor Christine Oughton
Christine Oughton

Industrial organisation and policy, innovation, sustainable development and corporate governance, including the governance and regulation of sport

  • Tel: 020 7898 4410
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  • Room: 532
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesday 4 - 5 and Friday 3:30 - 4:30
Dr Yannis Dafermos
Yannis Dafermos

Financial macroeconomics; Climate change and finance; Ecological macroeconomics; Shadow banking; Inequality.

  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4619
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  • Room: 272
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 11:00 to 13:00 (Term 1)