Research in the Economics Department
The SOAS Department of Economics' strengths are recognised internationally and, as a consequence, it has received large amounts of funding for its research activities from a large number of organisations. Major research grants that academics in the Department have attracted recently include:
- Reservoir Computing for Macroeconomic Modelling (UKRI, 2021-2022)
- The Economic Consequences of Oskar Lange and Michal Kalecki: Markets and Economic Policy in China's Industrialisation Strategy (INET, 2021-2023)
- SOAS-Yale Research and Evidence Programme for Nepal's Transition (DFDI, 2019-2024)
- Analysing the Options of Aligning European Central Banking with the Goal of Achieving Climate-Neutrality in the European Union by 2050 (European Climate Foundation, 2020-21)
- What are the Options for Sustainable Crisis Response Measures (International Network for Sustainable Financial Policy Insights, Research, and Exchange (INSPIRE), 2020)
- Greening the Eurosystem collateral framework (International Network for Sustainable Financial Policy Insights, Research, and Exchange (INSPIRE), 2019-2020)
- Sovereign Risk and Climate Change (International Network for Sustainable Financial Policy Insights, Research, and Exchange (INSPIRE), 2019-2020)
- Rebuilding Macroeconomics: Trajectories of Infrastructure Financing and Macroeconomic Policies in Practice (ESRC, 2019-2020)
- Financial Risk and the Impact of Climate Change (Natural Environment Research Council/UK Climate Resilience Programme, 2019-2020)
- Climate Change and the Cost of Capital in Developing Countries (UN Environment, 2018)
- Linking to Trade: The Role of Domestic Suppliers Network of Exporters in South Africa (UNU-WIDER 2018-2019)
- Governing Financialisation, Innovation and Productivity in UK manufacturing (GOFINPRO) (Gatsby Foundation 2017-2019)
- Developing Financial Systems to Support Sustainable Growth in China – The role of Innovation, Diversity and Financial Regulation (ESCR and NSFC, 2017 - 2020).
- Dynamics of Gender Inequality in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (ESCR, 2017 - 2018).
- Anti-Corruption Evidence Programme (DFID, 2016 - 2021).
- Modelling the Predictive Macro-impacts of International Financial Conditions: The case of China (Beijing Cairncross Economic Research Foundation, 2016 - 2018).
- HAPFAM: Healthy and affordable Protein Rich Foods for African Markets (Danish Council for Strategic Research, 2015 - 2018)
- Equalities in Public Private Partnerships (EQUIPPPS), (GCRF/ESRC Strategic Network, 2017-2018).
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The SOAS Department of Economics is a leading centre for economic research with a specialisation in the study of developing and emerging economies. It has a vibrant research culture by staff working in a plethora of issues, covering an unparalleled range of countries and regions. The Department's research is centred around five research clusters:
- Industrial Development and Policy
- Money and Finance
- Food, Nutrition and Health in Development
- Feminist Political Economy and Development
- International Financial Institutions and Development
More information about Economics Research Clusters.
Department staff played a major role in the funding of the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE), a pluralistic forum for all progressive brands of political economy, the Japan Economy Network (JEN), the Dynamics of Gender Inequality (DGI) Network, the Female Employment and Dynamics of Inequality (FEDI) Network, and the European Research Network on Social and Economic Policy (EReNSEP).
More information about Economics Research Networks.
Our working papers show the range and impact of research in our Department.