Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

School of Oriental and African Studies - University of London


The SOAS Department of Economics is one of the country's leading departments specialising in the economics of development and growth. Research is pursued on a variety of topics and is unique in its depth and range of regional coverage. A special feature of the Department is the orientation to Political Economy and heterodox approaches to Economics. In addition, the Department has strength in economic theory. Individual members of staff possess considerable practical expertise in econometrics, however empirical methods are not the primary focus of the Department as a whole. The Department has an active Working Paper series and a regular output of publications.

Working Papers

Title: Infrastructure as Economic Density
Authors: Sangaralingam Ramesh
Date: December 2007

Title: From South Asian to Diaspora: Missing Women and Migration
Authors: Aisha Gill, Matthew McCartney
Date: November 2007

Title: China's Quest for Alternative to Neo-liberalism: Market Reform, Economic Growth, and Labour
Authors: Dic Lo
Date: November 2007

Title: European Banks in the Developing World
Authors: Jan Toporowski
Date: October 2007

Title: China's Economic Growth, 1978-2005: Structural Change and Institutional Attributes
Authors: LI Guicai, Dic Lo
Date: November 2006

Title: Making Sense of China's Economic Transformation
Authors: Dic Lo
Date: March 2006

Title: Export-Oriented Policies, Women's Work Burden and Human Development in Mauritius
Authors: Myriam Blin
Date: February 2006

Title: Unequal Prospects: Disparities in the Quantity and Quality of Labour Supply in Sub-Saharan Africa
Authors: Christopher Cramer, John Sender
Date: March 2005

Title: Firm Size, Technical Efficiency and Productivity Growth in Chinese Industry'
Authors: Yuk-Shing Cheng, Dic Lo
Date: December 2004

Title: Social origins of Ottoman industrialisation: Evidence from the Macedonian town of Naoussa'
Authors: Costas Lapavitsas
Date: September 2004

Title: Transmission channels of capital flow shocks: why Korean crisis was so severe'
Authors: Takuji Kinkyo
Date: August 2004

Title: The case for regional exchange rate arrangement in East Asia'
Authors: Takuji Kinkyo
Date: August 2004

Title: Disorderly adjustments to exchange rate misalignments: The experience of Korea'
Authors: Takuji Kinkyo
Date: August 2004

Title: China's Nexus of Foreign Trade and Economic Growth: Making Sense of the Anomaly'
Authors: Dic Lo
Date: August 2004

Title: Does South Africa Suffer from the Fear of Float' Syndrome?An Analysis of the Efficacy and Challenges of a Managed Floating Exchange Rate Regime with Financial Integration'
Authors: Olano Makhubela
Date: July 2004

Title: Globalisation and Comparative Economics: Of Efficiency, Efficient Institutions, and Late Development'
Authors: Dic Lo
Date: June 2004

Title: The household water crisis in Syria's Greater Damascus Region'
Authors: Elie Elhadj
Date: May 2004

Title: Household water and sanitation services in Saudi Arabia: an analysis of economic, political and ecological issues'
Authors: Elie Elhadj
Date: May 2004

Title: Camels don't fly, deserts don't bloom: an assessment of Saudi Arabia's experiment in desert agriculture'
Authors: Elie Elhadj
Date: May 2004

Title: Compensating Differentials and the Queue For Public Sector Jobs: Evidence from Egyptian Household Survey Data'
Authors: Mona Said
Date: March 2004

Title: Assessing the Role of Foreign Direct Investment in China's Economic Development: Macro Indicators and Insights from Sectoral-Regional Analyses'
Authors: Dic Lo
Date: January 2004

Title: Virtual water and the Kyoto consensus'
Authors: S. Merrett
Date: May 2003

Title: Development of the civil realm in Shanghai environmental politics
Authors: Seungho Lee
Date: May 2003