Costas Lapavitsas

Costas Lapavitsas has taught economics at SOAS since 1990. In recent years his research has focused on Eurozone crisis, producing work that has had a considerable impact on European policy debate. His longer-term research interests, however, have been with the financialisation of capitalism, its characteristic trends, variable forms and manifold implications for contemporary society. Lapavitsas has published widely in the academic field, and writes frequently for the international and the Greek press. In 2015 he was elected as a Member of Parliament in Greece. His most recent books include Marxist Monetary Theory (Brill, 2016), Against the Troika: Crisis and Austerity in the Eurozone (with H. Flassbeck, Verso, 2015), Profiting Without Producing (Verso, 2013) and Crisis in the Eurozone (with several RMF researchers, Verso, 2012).