SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Costas Lapavitsas

BSc (Econ), MSc (Econ), PhD (London)
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Overview

Teaching

Research

My research interests include the relationship of finance and development, the structure of financial systems, and the evolution and functioning of the Japanese financial system. I have recently started work on the interaction between market and non-market relations in the financial system.

Inaugural Lecture 

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Professor Costas Lapavitsas Inaugural Lecture: Money, The Invisible Bind

Expertise

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Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • Japan
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Lapavitsas, Costas (2009) Financialised Capitalism: Expansion and Crisis [In Spanish]. Madrid: Maia Ediciones.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2003) Social Foundations of Markets, Money and Credit. London: Routledge.

Lapavitsas, Costas (1999) Political Economy of Money and Finance. Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Articles

Lapavitsas, Costas (2009) 'The Roots of the Global Financial Crisis'. Development Viewpoint 28.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2009) 'Financialised Capitalism: Crisis and Financial Expropriation'. Historical Materialism, (17) 2, pp 114-148.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2009) 'Financialisation Embroils Developing Countries'. Papeles de Europa, (19), pp 108-139.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2009) 'The Crisis of Financialised Capitalism [In Greek]'. Eneken, (13), pp 7-23.

Lapavitsas, Costas and Santos, Paulo dos (2008) 'Globalization and Contemporary Banking: On the Impact of New Technology'. Contributions to Political Economy, (27), pp 31-56.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2007) 'Information and Trust as Social Aspects of Credit'. Economy and Society, (36) 3, pp 416-436.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2006) 'Power and Trust as Constituents of Money and Credit'. Historical Materialism, (14) 1, pp 129-154.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2006) 'Social and Economic Underpinnings of Industrial Development: Evidence from Ottoman Macedonia'. Journal of European Economic History, (35) 3, pp 661-710.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2005) 'The Emergence of Money in Commodity Exchange, or Money as Monopolist of the Ability to Buy'. Review of Political Economy, (17) 4, pp 549-569.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2005) 'The Social Relations of Money as Universal Equivalent: A Response to Ingham'. Economy and Society, (34) 3, pp 389-403.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2004) 'Commodities and Gifts: Why Commodities Represent More than Market Relations'. Science & Society, (68) 1, pp 33-56.

Fine, Ben and Saad Filho, Alfredo and Lapavitsas, Costas (2004) 'Transforming the Transformation Problem: Why the "New Interpretation" is a Wrong Turning'. Review of Radical Political Economics, (36) 1, pp 3-19.

Fine, Ben and Lapavitsas, Costas (2004) 'Social Capital and Capitalist Economies'. South-Eastern Journal of Economics, (2) 1, pp 17-34.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2002) 'Globalisation and the Imperative of Economic Control'. Greek, Theseis, (vol. n), pp 23-42.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2002) 'Review of "Markets from Networks: Socioeconomic Models of Production" by Harrison C. White'. Enterprise & Society, (vol. 3), pp 547-549.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2002) 'What Kind of Theoretical Journal is Necessary for the Left Today?'. Greek, Theseis, (vol. n), pp 17-20.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2001) 'The Recent Turkish Crisis: Another Step Toward Free Market Authoritarianism'. Historical Materialism, (vol. 8), pp 297-308.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2001) 'The Recent Turkish Crisis: Another Step Toward Free Market Authoritarianism'. Theseis, (vol. 7), pp 99-115.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2001) 'The Recent Turkish Crisis: Another Step Toward Free Market Authoritarianism'. Iktisat, (vol. 4), pp 52-58.

Fine, Ben and Lapavitsas, Costas (2000) 'Markets and Money in Social Theory: What Role for Economics?'. Economy and Society, (29) 3, pp 357-382.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2000) 'On Marx's Analysis of Money Hoarding in the Turnover of Capital'. Review of Political Economy, (12) 4, pp 219-235.

Lapavitsas, Costas and Saad-Filho, A (2000) 'The Supply of Credit Money and Capital Accumulation: A Critical View of Post-Keynesianism'. Research in Political Economy, (vol. 1), pp 309-333.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2000) 'Money and the Analysis of Capitalism: The Significance of Commodity Money'. Review of Radical Political Economics, (32) 4, pp 631-656.

Saad Filho, Alfredo and Lapavitsas, Costas (2000) 'The Supply of Credit Money and Capital Accumulation: A Critical View of Post Keynesian Analysis'. Research in Political Economy, (18), pp 309-334.

Fine, Ben and Lapavitsas, Costas and Milonakis, D. (1999) 'Addressing the World Economy: Two Steps Back'. Capital and Class, (23) 1, pp 47-90.

Lapavitsas, Costas (1997) 'The Political Economy of the Central Banks:Agents of Stability or Source of Instability?'. International Papers in Political Economy, (4 (No ), pp 1-52.

Lapavitsas, Costas (1997) 'Two Approaches to the Concept of Interest-Bearing Capital'. International Journal of Political Economy, (27 No.), pp 85-106.

Lapavitsas, Costas (1996) 'The Classical Adjustment Mechanism of International Balances: Marx''s Critique'. Contibutions to Political Economy (Annual Supplement to the Cambridge Journal of Economics), (No. 15), pp 63-79.

Edited Books

Fine, Ben and Lapavitsas, Costas and Pincus, Jonathan, (eds.), (2001) Development policy in the 21st century: beyond the post-Washington consensus. London: Routledge.

Book Chapters

Lapavitsas, Costas (2003) 'Money as Money and Money as Capital in a Capitalist Economy'. In: Saad-Filho, A, (ed.), Anti-Capitalism: A Marxist Guide. London: Pluto Press, pp 59-72.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2001) 'Neither the Washington nor the Post-Washington Consensus: Development at the Crossroads'. In: Lapavitstas, C. and Fine, B. and Pincus, J., (eds.), Development policy in the 21st century: beyond the post-Washington consensus. London: Routledge.

Lapavitsas, Costas and Aybar, S. (2001) 'Financial System Design and the Post-Washington Consensus'. In: Lapavitstas, C. and Fine, B. and Pincus, J., (eds.), Neither the Washington nor the Post-Washington Consensus: Development at the Crossroads. London: Routledge, pp 28-51.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2001) 'The Political Economy of the Central Banks:Agents of Stability or Source of Instability?'. In: Arestis, P and Sawyer, M, (eds.), Money, Finance and Capitalist Development. London: Edward Elgar, pp 179-219.

Monographs and Working Papers

Lapavitsas, Costas (2004) Social origins of Ottoman industrialisation: Evidence from the Macedonian town of Naoussa. London, UK: School of Oriental and African Studies.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2003) Money as a 'Universal equivalent' and its origin in commodity exchange. London, UK: School of Oriental and African Studies.

Lapavitsas, Costas (2002) Banks and the Design of the Financial System: Underpinnings in Steuart, Smith and Hilferding. London, UK: School of Oriental and African Studies.

 

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