Costas Lapavitsas teaches economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has done research in the political economy of money and finance, the Japanese economy, the history of economic thought, economic history, and the contemporary world economy. During the last three years his interests have focused on the Eurozone crisis, and he has undertaken research on it with a group of researchers associated with Research on Money and Finance at SOAS. His longer term research interests, however, include the financialization of capitalism, its characteristic trends, variable forms and manifold implications for contemporary society.
He has published widely in the academic field, and also writes frequently for the international and Greek press. His most recent books are Profiting Without Producing, Crisis in the Eurozone, and Financialization in Crisis.
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