SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Professor Laurence Harris

BSc (Econ) MSc (Econ) (London)
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Expertise
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Laurence Harris
School of Finance and Management

Professor of Economics

Professor Laurence Harris
Email address:
020 7898 4051/ 4050
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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PhD Students supervised
  • Eleanor Morrison, Energy Market Implications for Emerging Market Debt Markets
  • Maryam Sholevar, Mind the gap, the impact of financial literacy on saving and payment methods: is there any gender gap?

Before founding CeFiMS I have taught at the London School of Economics, University of California Berkeley, Harvard University, Birkbeck University of London, the Open University, and University of Zimbabwe.

I have been a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, and the International Monetary Fund.


  • Corporate finance
  • Ethics and Finance
  • Central Banking and Macroeconomics.


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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • Korea South



Kanga, Désiré and Oughton, Christine and Harris, Laurence and Murinde, Victor (2022) 'The diffusion of fintech, financial inclusion and income per capita'. European Journal of Finance, (28) 1, pp 108-136.

Makrelov, Konstantin and Davies, Rob and Harris, Laurence (2021) 'The impact of higher leverage ratios on the South African economy'. Studies in Economics and Econometrics, (45) 3, pp 184-207.

Scaramozzino, Pasquale and Fattouh, Bassam and Harris, Laurence (2008) 'Non-Linearity in the Determinants of Capital Structure: Evidence from UK Firms'. Empirical Economics, (34) 3, pp 417-438.

Fattouh, Bassam and Harris, Laurence and Scaramozzino, Pasquale (2005) 'Capital Structure in South Korea: A Quantile Regression Approach'. Journal of Development Economics, (76) 1, pp 231-250.

Scaramozzino, Pasquale and Fattouh, Bassam and Harris, Laurence (2004) 'Non-Linearity in the Determinants of Capital Structure: Evidence from UK Firms'. CeFiMS Disscussion Paper No. 43.

Harris, Laurence (2000) 'Asia''s Schumpeter Crisis: Fundamentals and Financial Market Interaction'. Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, (11, no), pp 125-138.

Harris, Laurence (1996) 'Keynesian Policy in Disarticulated Economies'. International Review of Applied Economics, (10; 1), pp 157-161.

Book Chapters

Driver, Ciaran and Harris, Laurence (2021) 'Investment in South Africa'. In: Oqubay, Arkebe and Tregenna, Fiona and Valodia, Imraan, (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the South African Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp 441-466.

Harris, Laurence (2003) 'The Dynamics of Globalization: Eight Sceptical Theses'. In: Aryeetey, Ernest and Court, Julius and Nissanke, Machiko and Weder, Beatrice, (eds.), Asia and Africa in the Global Economy. Tokyo: United Nations University Press, pp 23-38.

Harris, Laurence (1998) 'How Credible are Credibility Models of Central Banking?'. In: Arestis, Philip, (ed.), The Political Economy of Central Banking. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp 20-37.

Harris, Laurence (1998) 'The Effects of Globalization on Policy Formation in South Africa'. In: Baker, Dean and Epstein, Gerald and Pollin, Robert, (eds.), Globalization and Progressive Economic Policy. New York: ME Sharpe Armonk, pp 413-427.

Monographs and Working Papers

Scaramozzino, Pasquale and Harris, Laurence and Nguyen, Tho Dinh (2006) Uncertainty and Investment in an East Asian Economy: A Firm Level Study of Thailand. Centre for Financial and Management Studies Discussion Paper No. 63.


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