SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Dr Tobias Franz

BA (Münster), MSc (Glasgow), PhD (London)
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Overview

Tobias Franz
Department of Economics

Lecturer in Economics

Name:
Dr Tobias Franz
Email address:
Telephone:
+44(0) 207 898 4312
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
283
Academic Support Hours:
Wednesdays 15:00 to 17:00

Biography

Dr. Tobias Franz is a Lecturer in Economics at SOAS, University of London and the Programme convenor for the MSc Political Economy of Development. Following his PhD at SOAS, University of London on the political economy of institutional change, elite politics and local productivity changes in urban Colombia, Tobias Franz worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. His main interests are the analysis of power balances affecting local, national and regional productivity patterns in Colombia. He has a detailed theoretical expertise in the fields of institutional economics and economic geography.

Teaching

Research

Political economy, institutional economics, elite politics, economic geography, industrial policy and the role of the state in development. Latin American economic development. Particular interests in the economic development of Colombia. Also interested in developmentalist and post-developmental debates originating from the Global South.

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Languages
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Publications

Articles

Franz, Tobias (2019) 'Why ‘Good Governance’ Fails: Lessons from Regional Economic Development in Colombia'. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, (43) 4, pp 776-785.

Franz, Tobias (2018) 'Power balances, transnational elites, and local economic governance: The political economy of development in Medellín'. Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit, (33) 1, pp 85-109.

Franz, Tobias (2017) 'Urban Governance and Economic Development in Medellín'. Latin American Perspectives, (44) 2, pp 52-70.

Franz, Tobias (2016) 'Plan Colombia: illegal drugs, economic development and counterinsurgency - a political economy analysis of Colombia's failed war'. Development Policy Review, (34) 4, pp 563-591.

Book Chapters

Franz, Tobias (2017) 'Urban Governance and Economic Development in Medellín: An “Urban Miracle”?'. In: Angotti, Tom, (ed.), Urban Latin America: Inequalities and Neoliberal Reforms. Lanham, Maryland, United States: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, pp 129-145.

Monographs and Working Papers

Montero, Sergio and Franz, Tobias and Chloes, Miller (2018) Repensando la Gobernanza y el Desarrollo Económico Local desde Colombia: Informalidad, Élites y Diversidad. Bogota: .

Franz, Tobias (2011) Über die (Un-) Möglichkeit nachhaltiger Wirtschaftspolitik in Madagaskar - Eine analyse über ein verlorenes Jahrzehnt. Antananarivo: FES.

Videos

Franz, Tobias (2018) 'Interview with Sky News: Colombia before the first Presidential Elections since the Peace Deal'.

Thesis

Franz, Tobias (2017) From Industrial Capital to Modern ‘Urban Miracle’? : The Political Economy of Governance, Growth and Development in Medellín, Colombia. PhD thesis. SOAS University of London. [Unpublished]

Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs

Franz, Tobias (2019) How Can the Region Boost Productivity?.

Franz, Tobias (2018) Colombia’s Future Is at Stake.

Franz, Tobias (2018) ¿“Construyendo País”? – Reflexiones sobre el desarrollo en Colombia.

Franz, Tobias (2018) Der steigende Einfluss der Militärs gefährdet den Friedensprozess.

Franz, Tobias (2018) Los peligros económicos de la victoria de Iván Duque en Colombia.

Franz, Tobias (2018) Between Hope and Fear.

Franz, Tobias (2018) Colombia elections 2018: candidates and their chances in times of hope and fear..

Franz, Tobias (2018) Colombia elections 2018: the perils of polarisation for a precarious peace.

Franz, Tobias (2017) Aprendiendo de Karl Marx.

Franz, Tobias (2017) La productividad en América Latina se puede mejorar mediante incentivación, aseguración e inversión en tecnologías.

Franz, Tobias (2017) The Legacy of Plan Colombia.

Franz, Tobias (2017) Latin America’s productivity problems can only be overcome by incentivising, underwriting, and enforcing technological investment.

Franz, Tobias (2017) From Industrial Capital to Modern ‘Urban Miracle’? : The Political Economy of Governance, Growth and Development in Medellín, Colombia. [Unpublished]

Franz, Tobias (2017) Corrupción, ¿para qué sirve?.

Franz, Tobias (2017) Sabotaging Peace.

Franz, Tobias (2016) Peace in Colombia – What is it good for?.

Franz, Tobias (2016) The Ends of Peace.

Franz, Tobias (2014) Das Ende des Krieges – oder ein Krieg ohne Ende.

Franz, Tobias (2009) Ägyptens Muslimbruderschaft – ohne Führung, ohne Zukunft?.

 

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