SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Christine Oughton

BA (UEA), PhD (Cantab), FAcSS
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Christine Oughton
Industrial Development and Policy

Research Cluster Member

Professor Christine Oughton
Email address:
020 7898 4410
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30
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Professor of Management Economics and Head of the School of Finance and Management (FAM) at SOAS, University of London. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Before joining SOAS she was Professor of Economics and Management, University of Bolzano, Italy (where she is now Visiting Professor) and Professor of Management at Birkbeck, University of London. In 2006 she was made an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. Her research focuses on industrial organisation, innovation, regional economic performance and corporate governance. She is currently researching the measurement and effects of corporate diversity in financial services. She currently serves on Academic Board, SOAS Governing Body and the Resources and Planning Committee.

Inaugural Lecture

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Professor Christine Oughton's Inaugural Lecture: Complexity and Diversity: Systems of Finance, Innovation and Ecology


Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Hao Liu, The purpose, operation and impacts of art investment of the British Rail Pension Fund’s collection of Chinese work of art from 1974 to 1989
  • Lucy Williams, The role of timing in sensemaking in the psychological contract and trust reciprocity process of foreign and British babysitters in the UK
  • Mihwa Kang Yoon, Understanding Regional Economic Disparities: National and Regional Innovation Systems
  • Srivatsan Lakshminarayan,



Bo, Hong and Zhang, Baoshan and Oughton, Christine and Yuan, Xiaoling and Ma, Jun (2015) 'China’s State Energy Investment during 1991-2007: Investment Analysis and Policy Issues'. Regional Studies.

Foxon, Tim and Kohler, J. and Michie, J. and Oughton, Christine (2013) 'Towards a new complexity economics for sustainability'. Cambridge Journal of Economics, (37) 1, pp 187-209.

Michie, Jonathan and Oughton, Christine (2011) '21st Century Environmental Challenges: The Need For a New Economics'. The European Financial Review, (2011) Oct-Nov, pp 76-80.

Asheim, Bjorn and Lawton-Smith, Helen and Oughton, Christine (2011) 'Regional Innovation Systems: Theory, Empirics and Policy'. Regional Studies, (45) 7, pp 875-891.

Driver, Ciaran and Oughton, Christine (2008) 'Dynamic Models of Regional Innovation: Explorations with British Time-Series Data'. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, (1) 2, pp 205-217.

Edited Books

Dietz, Simon and Michie, Jonathan and Oughton, Christine, (eds.), (2011) The Political Economy of the Environment: An Interdisciplinary Approach. London and New York: Routledge. (Routledge studies in contemporary political economy).

Foxon, Tim and Kohler, Jonathan and Oughton, Christine, (eds.), (2008) Innovation for a Low Carbon Economy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Book Chapters

Michie, Jonathan and Oughton, Christine (2016) 'Creating Local Economic Resilience: co-operation, Innovation and firms' absorptive capacity'. In: Begley, Jason and Coffey, Dan and Donnelly, Tom and Thornley, Carole, (eds.), Global Economic Crisis and Local Economic Development. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, pp 12-29.


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