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 was the first director (2015-2021) of the BA/BSc programmes in Economics. He was the programme proposer for both degrees and, also, for the BA Economics with Law that starts in 2023.
His research is on history of economic thought, economic methodology and historiography, political economy and interdisciplinary work, and it has been published in a number of journals and book chapters. He recently also edited a book on Economics and Art Theory. In 2022 he received the Craufurd Goodwin best article in the history of economic thought for his publication on the historiographical approach of Werner Stark.
- PhD in Economics, University of Cambridge 2009
- M.Phil. in Economics, University of Cambridge 2001
- BA in Economics, University of Kent 2000
Teaching and Supervision
History of business cycle theory, especially during the 1930s.
The link between economic models, government policy and public debate, especially in relation to moral hazard.
Pluralism and the teaching curriculum in economics.
Historiography, reader responses and new methodologies in doing HET.
The concept of the 'common reader' in economics
Constantinos' research focuses on the history of economic thought, political economy, economic methodology, historiography, 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, especially in relation to the moral hazard concept. Finally, he has worked in developing new links between economics and the social sciences and humanities and he has organised workshops on Economics and Anthropology, Economics and the Plastic Arts and Economics and Semiotics. He recently also edited a volume on Economics and Art Theory.
He is committed in developing a pluralist agenda on how economics is taught in higher education. He is a co-principal investigator of Economics: Past, Present and Future (https://www.economicsppf.com/), an on-line resources website funded by the 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, Ha-Joon Chang, K. Vela Velupillai, Anwar Shaikh and Jayati Ghosh. 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, an associate editor of Economia Politica and the Cahiers d'économie politique - Papers in Political Economy. His research has appeared in a number of journals and edited volumes and he recently received the Craufurd Goodwin best article in the history of economic thought.
Publications and research outputs
Repapis, Constantinos. 2022. Fragments, spolia and economic texts. In: Stratos Myrogiannis and Constantinos Repapis, eds. Economics and Art Theory. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 128-150. ISBN 9780367615383
Myrogiannis, Stratos and Repapis, Constantinos. 2022. Introduction to the volume Economics and Art Theory. In: Stratos Myrogiannis and Constantinos Repapis, eds. Economics and Art Theory. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9780367615383
Venkatachalam, Ragupathy. 2022. Resemblances and Disjunctions: Art, Mathematics and Economic Models. In: Stratos Myrogiannis and Constantinos Repapis, eds. Economics and Art Theory. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 103-127. ISBN 9780367615383
Repapis, Constantinos. 2022. Ο ΞΕΝΟΣ: ΜΙΑ ΦΟΒΕΡΗ ΦΙΓΟΥΡΑ Ή ΜΙΑ ΣΥΜΠΑΘΗΤΙΚΗ ΕΥΚΑΙΡΙΑ; [Strangers; terrifying figures or sympathetic opportunities?]. In: Panagiotis Pangalos and Stavros Alifragkis, eds. ΥΠΕΡΒΑΙΝΟΝΤΑΣ ΤΟΝ ΦΟΒΟ [Overcoming Fear]. Athens: Citylab and University of West Attika, pp. 202-220. ISBN 9786185690014
Repapis, Constantinos. 2018. Integrating History of Economic Thought into Introductory Economics. In: Daniela Tavasci and Luigi Ventimiglia, eds. Teaching the History of Economic Thought. Integrating Historical Perspectives Into Modern Economics. Cheltenham; United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. ISBN 9781788113472
Repapis, Constantinos. 2016. From neoclassical theory to mainstream modelling: fifty years of moral hazard in perspective. In: Jamie Morgan, ed. What is this ‘school’ called neoclassical economics? Debating the origins, meaning and significance. 43 London: Routledge, pp. 81-101. ISBN 978-1-138-96207-1
Repapis, Constantinos. 2020. Book review: Mark G Hayes, 'John Maynard Keynes: The Art of Choosing the Right Model'. The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 31(3), pp. 470-476. ISSN 1035-3046
Repapis, Constantinos. 2020. The place of The General Theory in the Economics Canon. Iberian Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 7(1), pp. 79-92.
Repapis, Constantinos. 2020. Review of M. C. Marcuzzo's Essays in Keynesian Persuasion, (2019, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars) [Review]. The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 27(3), pp. 465-467. ISSN 0967-2567
Repapis, Constantinos. 2019. Cambridge Economics: A place, a people, an academic community and its Palgrave Companion. Journal of Economic Methodology, 26(2), pp. 171-175. ISSN 1350-178X
Repapis, Constantinos. 2018. F. A. Hayek vs. J. M. Keynes in Shackle's marginal gloss. European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 25(2), pp. 227-262. ISSN 0967-2567
Repapis, Constantinos. 2014. The scholar as reader: The last 50 years of economic theory seen through G.C. Harcourt's book reviews. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 38(6), pp. 1517-1540. ISSN 0309-166X
Latsis, John and Repapis, Constantinos. 2014. A model intervenes: the many faces of moral hazard. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 38(4), pp. 743-760. ISSN 0309-166X
Repapis, Constantinos. 2014. Review of Reinterpreting the Keynesian Revolution by Robert Cord. Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 36(01), pp. 121-124. ISSN 1053-8372
Repapis, Constantinos. 2011. Hayek’s Business Cycle Theory during the 1930’s: A Critical Account of Its Development. History of Political Economy, 43(4), pp. 699-742. ISSN 0018-2702
Further profile content
Economics and Art Theory Volume
Drawing on an interdisciplinary panel of contributors, this book presents a stimulating dialogue between economics and art theory.
W. Stark, J.M. Keynes, and the Mercantilists
This article explores Werner Stark’s sociology of knowledge approach in the history of economic thought
The place of The General Theory in the Economics Canon
The article argues that The General Theory is not only a treatise on economic theory, but also a treatise on methodology.
F. A. Hayek vs. J. M. Keynes in Shackle's marginal gloss.
This article uses archival material in the form of marginal annotations made by G.L.S. Shackle to determine contemporary reading responses to the theoretical developments of the 1930s.
A model intervenes: the many faces of moral hazard
This article builds on advances in social ontology to develop a new understanding of how mainstream economic modelling affects reality.
Goldsmiths Research Centres/Groups
Grants and awards
Shackle Scholarship, St. Edmund's College, University of Cambridge
A scholarship in Cambridge to work on the archive of G.L.S. Shackle (£5,000)
Economics, Past, Present and Future: An Interview Project
This is a series of 9 interviews of famous heterodox economists. Funding received £6,000 (1st and 2nd series) and an extra £5,000 (3rd series).
Economics and Anthropology
Funding received (£5,000) to organise an interdisciplinary workshop on Economics and Anthropology.
Economics and Plastic Arts, Economics and Semiotics
Funding received (£10,000) to organise another two interdisciplinary workshops (in 2019, and in 2022) relating economics with humanities.