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, Environment and Planning A, the Journal of Financial Stability and Nature Climate Change. 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., Nikolaidi, M. (2022). Assessing climate policies: an ecological stock-flow consistent perspective, European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention.
- Dafermos, Y., Gabor, D., Michell, J. (2022). Shadow banks, FX swaps and the global dollar footprint, Environment and Planning A, DOI: 10.1177/0308518X221128302.
- Dafermos, Y., Nikolaidi, M. (2022). Greening capital requirements, The INSPIRE Sustainable Central Banking Toolbox, Policy Briefing Paper 8, SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance; LSE Gratham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.
- Dafermos, Y., Gabor, D., Nikolaidi, M., van Lerven, F., Vargas, M. (2022). The ECB Paris gap: substantive but treatable, Greenpeace; SOAS University of London; University of Greenwich, University of the West of England.
- 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.
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.