SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Professor Laurence Harris

BSc (Econ) MSc (Econ) (London)
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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
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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 (2021) 'The diffusion of fintech, financial inclusion and income per capita'. European Journal of Finance. [Forthcoming]

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, E. and Court, J. and Nissanke, M. and Weder, B., (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, P, (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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