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.
History of business cycle theory, especially the works of F.A. Hayek and J.M. Keynes.
Economic methodology and the link between real-world policy decisions and economic modelling.
The use of the concept of moral hazard in economics models.
How economic theory gets popularized.
Intra-European migration and fiscal federalism in the European Union.
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. 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
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 and Latsis, John. 2014. A model intervenes: the many faces of moral hazard. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 38(4), pp. 743-760. ISSN 0309-166X
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