Dr. Constantinos Repapis has a PhD and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and a BA in Economics from the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is the director of the BA in Economics and the BSc in Economics with Econometrics. He was the programme proposer for both degrees and, together with Dr. Ivano Cardinale, co-initiated these undergraduate degrees in the Institute of Management Studies.
His research focuses on the history of economic thought, economic methodology, and interdisciplinary work. He has worked on the evolution of Hayek’s business cycle theory and more generally on the development of economic theory during the 1930’s. His research also introduces and investigates the concept of the ‘common reader’ in economics, and how reader responses may be used in charting the history of economic concepts and ideas. Furthermore, he is interested on how economic models influence government policy and the public discussion.
He is committed in developing a pluralist agenda in how economics is taught in higher education. He is a co-principal investigator of Economics: Past, Present and Future, an on-line resources website funded by Independent Social Research Foundation. On this website, students, academics and the public can find a series of interviews of the following celebrated economists: Sheila Dow, Geoff Harcourt, Charles Goodhart, Tony Lawson, Julie Nelson and Ha-Joon Chang. The website includes complete transcripts of the interviews and other material that the viewer can use to understand the alternative perspectives and traditions that exist within economics.
Finally, he is one of the editors of Economic Thought, and his research has appeared in a number of journals and edited volumes. Journals include: Cambridge Journal of Economics, European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, History of Political Economy, Economic Thought, Journal of the History of Economic Thought.
B.A. in Economics (Kent)
M.Phil. in Economics (Cantab)
Ph.D. in Economics (Cantab)
Manias, Bubbles, Crises and Market Failure
Areas of supervision include:
History of business cycle theory, especially during the 1930s.
The link between economic models, government policy and public debate.
Pluralism and the teaching curriculum in economics.
Historiography, reader responses and new methodologies in doing HET.