SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Economics Department Staff

Head of Department

Dr Ulrich Volz

Director of Learning & Teaching (Curriculum & QA)

Dr Satoshi Miyamura

Director of Learning & Teaching (Student Experience & Engagement)

Professor Costas Lapavitsas

Director of Research

Professor Massoud Karshenas

Undergraduate Admissions Tutor
Graduate Diploma Admissions Tutor
Taught Masters Degrees (MSc) Admissions Tutor
Research Degrees (MPHIL/PHD) Admissions Tutor
Undergraduate Convenors
Postgraduate Convenors

Research Tutors

Professor Ben Fine (Term 1) 

Dr Elisa Van Waeyeberge (Terms 1 and 3)

Dr Hannah Bargawi

Dr Antonio Andreoni
Senior Lecturer in Economics
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
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  • Room: 231
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 13:00 to 15:00 (Term 1)
Dr Hannah Bargawi
Senior Lecturer in Economics, Research Tutor
Hannah Bargawi
Feminist Economics; Gender and Employment; Care and Social Reproduction; Aid, Debt and International Financial Institutions; Macroeconomic Policies and Employment; Commodities, Agriculture and Rural Development; Research Methods; Qualitative Methods; Middle East; Palestine; Jordan; Egypt; East Africa; Tanzania; Uganda.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4496
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  • Room: 278
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Professor Chris Bramall
Professor of Economics
Chris Bramall

Economic growth, income inequality, famine and agricultural development in modern China, the political economy of Maoism, The development of the contemporary Chinese empire

  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4616
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  • Room: 228
  • Academic Support Hours: By Appointment Only
Dr Sonali Deraniyagala
Lecturer in Economics
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South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa: technical change and productivity in manufacturing, industrial policy, the impact of trade liberalisation on manufacturing performance
  • Tel: 020 7898 4515
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  • Room: 282
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 13:00 - 15:00

Dr Ourania Dimakou
Lecturer in Economics
Ourania Dimakou

Monetary and Fiscal Policy Interactions, Institutional Economics, Corruption and Central Bank Independence.

  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4556
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  • Room: 265
  • Academic Support Hours: Fridays 13:00 to 15:00 (Term 2)
Professor Ben Fine
Professor of Economics, Research Tutor
Ben Fine

I have been Professor of Economics at SOAS since 1992, having travelled the short distance from Birkbeck College where I was Professor of Economics, having been a founding member of the Department in 1972.

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4527
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  • Room: 278
  • Academic Support Hours: By Appointment via Email

Dr Hassan Hakimian
Reader in Economics with reference to the Middle East
Hassan Hakimian

Human Resources; Demography; Trade Policy & Regional Integration; Energy and Natural Resources with reference to the MENA region.

Professor Deborah Johnston
Professor in Development Economics
Deborah Johnston

Analysis and measurement of poverty; the working of rural labour markets; agrarian change and rural development; the socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS

Professor Massoud Karshenas
Professor of Economics, Director of Research
Massoud Karshenas
Middle East economics, Oil and economic development, Global poverty and growth, labour markets and structural adjustment.
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4535
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  • Room: 268
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 12:00 to 14:00
Professor Mushtaq Khan
Professor of Economics
Mushtaq Khan
South and South East Asia: institutional economics and political economy; the economics of rent seeking, corruption and patron-client networks; late industrialisation and the state
  • Tel: 020 7898 4546
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  • Room: 233
  • Academic Support Hours: Fridays 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Professor Costas Lapavitsas
Professor in Economics, Director of Learning & Teaching, Student Experience & Engagement
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
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  • Room: 269
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 14:00 to 16:00
Dr Dic Lo
Reader in Economics
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
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  • Room: 271
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 14:00 to 16:00 (Term 1)

Dr Satoshi Miyamura
Senior Lecturer in the Economy of Japan, Director of Learning & Teaching (Curriculum & QA)
Satoshi Miyamura
Regions: South & East Asia. Countries: India, Japan. Subjects: Development economics, Labour economics, Institutional economics, Labour-management bargaining; Research methods in economics.
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4544
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  • Room: 275
  • Academic Support Hours: On leave during Term 2
Dr Risa Morimoto
Lecturer in Economics
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: Thursdays 10:00 to 12:00 (Term 1)

Professor Duo Qin
Professor of Economics
Duo Qin

The history and the methodology of econometrics, applied macro-econometrics with particular reference to transitional and developing economies, international economic/financial issues, social, ethnic and cultural problems associated with economic development

  • Tel: 0207 898 4624
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  • Room: 284
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays 14:00 to 16:00
Dr Gregor Semieniuk
Lecturer in Economics
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: by appointment via email

Alice Sindzingre
Visiting Lecturer and Research Associate
Alice Sindzingre

Sub-Saharan African economies, with a focus on macroeconomic issues (e.g., public policies, trade, industry, aid)

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  • Room: 474
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 11:15 to 13:15 (Term 2)
Dr Luca Tasciotti
Lecturer in Economics
Luca Tasciotti

Development economics, microeconomics, agricultural economics, energy economics, household level analysis, Sub-Saharan Africa, environmental economics, barriers to trade, environmental standards

  • Tel: 020 7898 4947
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  • Room: 270
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays: 14:00 to 16:00

Professor Jan Toporowski
Professor of Economics and Finance
Jan Toporowski

Macroeconomics, monetary policy, Kalecki and Post-Keynesian Economics, credit cycles, the Franc Zone

  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4737
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  • Room: 277
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays: 11:00 to 12:00
Dr Sophie Van Huellen
Lecturer in Economics
Sophie Van Hullen

Financial markets, commodity and food prices, commodity futures markets and industries (soft and grain), price risk management, international economics and finance, programme evaluation techniques. Regional interests: Sub-Saharan Africa and West Africa in particular.

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4543
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  • Room: 280
  • Academic Support Hours: None, on sabbatical for 2018/19

Dr Elisa Van Waeyenberge
Research Tutor
Senior Lecturer in Economics
Elisa van Waeyenberge
Political economy of aid and policy reform in low-income countries, the  international financial institutions;  development policy and theory. Teaching interests include macroeconomics and research methods.
  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4284
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  • Room: 281
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 10:00 to 12:00 (Term 1)
Dr Ulrich Volz
Head of Department and Reader in Economics
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: By appointment

Emeritus Staff

Professor Anne Booth
Emeritus Professor of Economics
Anne E Booth
The role of agriculture in the growth process in Indonesia; poverty measurement, determinants and policy; oil and economic policy; economic history of East and South Asia. Teaching includes, South East Asia.

Professor Jane Harrigan
Emeritus Professor of Economics
Jane Harrigan
International finance for development and the economic reform programmes associated with IMF and World Bank finance to developing countries; the links between macro-economic policy and agricultural performance in sub-Saharan Africa; the gender dimensions of economic liberalisation and globalisation; and the political economy of economic reform in the Middle East and North Africa. Cross-cutting these subject areas are two geographical areas of specialisation, namely sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Ghana and Eastern and Southern Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa.
Professor Machiko Nissanke
Emeritus Professor of Economics
Professor of Economics
Machiko Nissanke
North-South Economic relations, adjustment and development, finance and development, international trade and finance, and comparative economics policy studies in Asia and Africa. Teaching interests include open economy macroeconomics, international trade and finance and financial economics. Africa and Asia.

Professor John Sender
Emeritus Professor of Economics
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Emeritus Professor of Economics, SOAS, and Visiting Senior Fellow in Development Studies, University of Cambridge

Dr Graham Smith
Emeritus Professor of Economics
Graham Smith
Emerging stock markets, financial futures, the markets for gold and other metals. Time series econometrics.

Research Associates

Dr Kate Bayliss
Research Associate
Kate Bayliss

The impact of privatisation and commercialisation; public and private sector systems of provision; infrastructure development; utilities; role of domestic private sector in basic service delivery, equity impact of institutional and infrastructure reform. 

Dr Ha-Joon Chang
Professorial Research Associate
Ha-Joon Chang

Ha-Joon Chang is a Research Associate with the Department of Economics.

Mr Nobuya Haraguchi
Research Associate
Nobuya Haraguchi

Nobuya Haraguchi is Senior Research and Industrial Policy Officer at the Department of Policy, Research and Statistics of UNIDO in Vienna and Team Leader of the Research Group in the Department.

Professor Prof William Lazonick
Professorial Research Associate
William Lazonick

William Lazonick is President of the Academic-Industry Research Network and Professor Emeritus of Economics at University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has professorial affiliations with SOAS, University of London and Institut Mines-Télécom in Paris.

Professor John Toye
Professorial Research Associate
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Public finance, the political economy of development, international economic institutions and the history of economic thought. 

Senior Teaching Fellows

Eric Golson
Senior Teaching Fellow
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International trade, economic warfare, economic sanctions, resource allocation under scarcity, game theory, transportation economics, economic and business history. 

Winner of six teaching awards in seven years. 

  • Tel: 020 7898 4542
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  • Room: 282
  • Academic Support Hours: Fridays: 11:00 to 12:00 (Term 2)

Dr Aleksandra Peeroo
Senior Teaching Fellow
Aleksandra Peeroo

Aleksandra is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Economics at SOAS University of London. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne on the role of institutional layers in water sector governance.

  • Tel: +44(0) 207898 4515
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  • Room: 282
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Teaching Fellows

Mrs Anna Bilous
Teaching Fellow
Anna Bilous

Anna joined the Faculty as a teaching fellow in 2017. At SOAS, Anna tutors on the Political Economy of Development module. 

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Matteo Pinna Pintor
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Matteo Pinnar Pinar

An outmigrant from international studies to development economics, I've long been caught between a deep interest in long-run institutional change and a commitment to rigorous consideration of the analytical problems involved.


Administrative Staff