I am a Senior Lecturer in Economics at SOAS University of London. I am also the Research Director of the SOAS Department of Economics, a Senior Fellow at the SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance and a Fellow at the Forum for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM). My research interests include financial macroeconomics, climate finance, ecological macroeconomics, climate-aligned development and inequality. My work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, such as the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Ecological Economics, the Journal of Financial Stability, Nature Climate Change, the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics and the Review of Political Economy. I have worked as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on projects funded, amongst others, by INSPIRE/ClimateWorks Foundation, Rebuilding Macroeconomics/ESRC and the Network for Social Change. I am a Committee member of the Post-Keynesian Economics Society (PKES) and a Council member of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE).
- Dafermos, Y., Gabor, D., Nikolaidi, M. and van Lerven, F. (2022). Greening collateral frameworks, The INSPIRE Sustainable Central Banking Toolbox, Policy Briefing Paper 7, SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance; LSE Gratham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.
- Dafermos, Y. (2022). Climate change, central banking and financial supervision: beyond the risk exposure approach, In: Kappes, S., Rochon L.-P. and Vallet, G. (eds.) The Future of Central Banking, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA, 175-194.
- Dafermos, Y., Gabor, D., Nikolaidi, M. and van Lerven, F. (2022). An environmental mandate, now what? Alternatives for greening the Bank of England’s corporate bond purchases, SOAS University of London; University of Greenwich; University of the West of England.
- Dafermos, Y., Monserand, A., Nikolaidi, M. (2022). Green public investment, consumption patterns and the ecological transition: a macroeconomic analysis, SSRN 4097746.
- Beirne, J., Dafermos, Y., Kriwoluzky, A., Renzhi, N., Volz, U. and Wittich, J. (2021). The effects of natural disasters on price stability in the euro area, SOAS Department of Economics Working Paper No. 244, London: SOAS University of London.
- Dafermos, Y., Kriwoluzky, A., Vargas, M., Volz, U., Wittich, J. (2021). The price of hesitation: how the climate crisis threatens price stability and what the ECB must do about It, Greenpeace Germany; German Institute for Economic Research; SOAS, University of London.
- Gabor, D., Michell, J. (2021). The Wall Street Consensus in pandemic times: what does it mean for climate-aligned development? Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 42 (1-2), 238-251.
- Dafermos, Y., Nikolaidi, M. (2021). How can green differentiated capital requirements affect climate risks? A dynamic macrofinancial analysis, Journal of Financial Stability, 54, 100871.
- Battiston, S., Dafermos, Y., Monasterolo, I. (2021). Climate risks and financial stability, Journal of Financial Stability, 54, 100867.
- Stevano, S., Franz, T., Dafermos, Y., Van Waeyenberge, E. (2021). COVID-19 and crises of capitalism: intensifying inequalities and global responses, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 42 (1-2), 1-17.
SOAS MSc ECONOMICS
I am the Convenor of the SOAS MSc Economics. The programme provides unique training in both mainstream and heterodox theories and methods. It allows students to develop quantitative and qualitative skills and critically use these to analyse and address the challenges that the global economy is currently facing. Topics like the economics of climate change and inequality are incorporated in the core modules of the programme − they are not just taught in optional modules. The programme also provides economic knowledge for specific regions, drawing on the rich regional expertise of SOAS. For more information see here.