SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Money and Finance Members

Research Cluster Convenor

Ulrich Volz

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.

Dr Ourania Dimakou
Research Cluster Member
Ourania Dimakou

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


Professor Costas Lapavitsas
Research Cluster 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
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 Duo Qin
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
  • Email: dq1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 284
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays 14:00-16:00
Dr Gregor Semieniuk
Gregor Semieniuk

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

  • Tel: 020 7898 4219
  • Email: gs53@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 264
  • Academic Support Hours: On leave in academic year 2019/20

Professor Jan Toporowski
Jan Toporowski

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

  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4737
  • Email: jt29@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 277
  • On Sabbatical:Leverhulme Research Fellowship until Aug 2022
Dr Sophie Van Huellen
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
  • Email: sv8@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 280
  • Academic Support Hours: https://sophievanhuellen.youcanbook.me/

Dr Ulrich Volz
Research Cluster Convenor
Ulrich Volz

International Finance, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Financial Market Development and Stability, Development and Transition Economics, Global Economic Governance, East Asian Financial Markets


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