SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Industrial Development and Policy Members

Research Cluster Convenor

Dr Antonio Andreoni

Dr Antonio Andreoni
Research Cluster Convenor
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 16:00 to 19:00

Professor Christopher Cramer
Research Cluster Member
Chris Cramer
Africa: economics of Africa, political economy of development, political economy of war and peace in southern Africa, and the economics of cashew production, processing and trade
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4492
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  • Room: 288
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 11am-1pm
Dr Jonathan Di John
Research Cluster Member
Jonathan Di John
Development economics, economic growth, institutional economics, taxation in less developed countries, the political economy of oil states, political economy of industrial policy in Latin America, especially of Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil. 
  • Tel: 020 7898 4087
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  • Room: 370
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 2pm - 3.30pm
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2 & 3 (2019/20)

Professor Ben Fine
Research Cluster Member
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.

Professor Deborah Johnston
Research Cluster Member
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
Research Cluster Member
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: On Leave Term 2
Professor Mushtaq Khan
Research Cluster Member
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: On Research Leave 2019/20

Dr Dic Lo
Research Cluster Member
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 10:30 to 12:30 (Term 1)
Professor Terry McKinley
Research Cluster Member
Terry McKinley

Growth, Human Development, Employment, Inequality and Poverty. Transition Economies (Armenia, China, Mongolia, Uzbekistan); Asia (Indonesia); Africa (South Africa, Zambia); Middle East (Sudan, Yemen).

Dr Satoshi Miyamura
Research Cluster Member
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: Mondays 13.00 - 15.00 (Term 1)
Professor Machiko Nissanke
Research Cluster Member
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 Christine Oughton
Research Cluster Member
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: Monday 2 - 4 or by email appointment
Professor Carlos Oya
Research Cluster Member
Carlos Oya
West Africa, Southern Africa, agrarian political economy; poverty; rural labour; development aid; research methods
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4566
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  • Room: 292a
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 11am-1pm or via
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2 & 3 (2019/20)

Dr Pallavi Roy
Research Cluster Member
Pallavi Roy

Pallavi is a lecturer in International Economics at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4833
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  • Room: 235
  • Academic Support Hours: Email for appointment
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2 2018/19

Dr Sophie Van Huellen
Research Cluster Member
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
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Dr Ulrich Volz
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

Research Students

Mr Ramzi Nasir
Nasir Ramzi

Examining the economic implications of single-state perspectives to describe the status quo economy in Palestine/Israel and policy approaches around an eventual single-state resolution to the conflict.