Dr Constantinos Repapis

Staff details

PositionProgramme Director, BA Economics and BSc Economics with Econometrics
Email c.repapis (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 296 4218
Dr Constantinos Repapis

Dr. Constantinos Repapis joined the Institute of Management Studies in August 2014. He has previously taught economics in St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford, as well as in the Universities of Cyprus and Cambridge. He 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.

 

Academic qualifications

B.A. in Economics (Kent)

M.Phil. in Economics (Cantab)

Ph.D. in Economics (Cantab)

 

Teaching

Introductory Economics

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.

Research Interests

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.

Publications

Book Section

Integrating History of Economic Thought into Introductory Economics
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

From neoclassical theory to mainstream modelling: fifty years of moral hazard in perspective.
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

Article

F.A. Hayek vs. J.M. Keynes in Shackle’s marginal gloss
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. 1-26. ISSN 0967-2567

Comment on "Axel in Wonderland:DSGE"
Repapis, Constantinos. 2015. Comment on "Axel in Wonderland:DSGE". ISRF Bulletin, 8, pp. 17-21.

J.M. Keynes, F.A. Hayek and the Common Reader
Repapis, Constantinos. 2014. J.M. Keynes, F.A. Hayek and the Common Reader. Economic Thought, 3(2), ISSN 2049-3509

Review of Reinterpreting the Keynesian Revolution by Robert Cord
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

A model intervenes: the many faces of moral hazard
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

The scholar as reader: The last 50 years of economic theory seen through G.C. Harcourt's book reviews
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

Hayek’s Business Cycle Theory during the 1930’s: A Critical Account of Its Development
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

Film/Video

Professor Julie Nelson on Feminist Economics
Repapis, Constantinos. 2018. Professor Julie Nelson on Feminist Economics.

Professor Geoff Harcourt on Keynesian Theory
Repapis, Constantinos. 2017. Professor Geoff Harcourt on Keynesian Theory.

Professor Sheila Dow on Pluralism in Economics
Repapis, Constantinos. 2017. Professor Sheila Dow on Pluralism in Economics.

Other

G.L.S. Shackle’s library and his readings: An archival excursus and an addendum to Meadows (1997).
Repapis, Constantinos. 2017. G.L.S. Shackle’s library and his readings: An archival excursus and an addendum to Meadows (1997).. manuscript.