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Dr Dimitris  Sotiropoulos

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Senior Lecturer in Finance
  • The Faculty of Business and Law
  • The Open University Business School
  • Department for Accounting and Finance
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Professional biography

Dimitris is Senior Lecturer in Finance at the Open University Business School. Prior to that he worked as lecturer and researcher in academic institutions in the United Kingdom (Kingston University London), Germany (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies) and Greece (University of the Aegean and University of Patras).

 

Research interests

Dimitris' current research interests are focused on the political economy of derivatives markets, the social aspects of risk management and the history of financial innovation. He has published three books, the most recent one being The Political Economy of Contemporary Capitalism and Its Crisis: Demystifying Finance (Routledge). His papers in journals and edited volumes (in English, Greek and German) cover research areas from the history of economic thought to the empirical analysis of the recent Euro area crisis. His general research interests also include the theory of value and money, international political economy and the history of economic thought.

 

Teaching interests

Dimitris is currently involved in the creation of financial courses Introduction to Corporate Finance (B858) and Research Methods for Finance (B860) for the MSc in Finance. In the past he has led undergraduate and post graduate modules in Financial Risk Management, Financial Econometrics and International Political Economy.

 

Publications

Putting all their eggs in one basket? Portfolio diversification 1870 to 1902 (2017)
Rutterford, Janette and Sotiropoulos, Dimitris
Accounting History Review ((In press))
Putting all their eggs in one basket? Portfolio diversification 1870–1902 (2016-10-31)
Rutterford, Janette and Sotiropoulos, Dimitris P.
Accounting History Review, 26(3) (pp. 285-305)
Financial diversification before modern portfolio theory: UK financial advice documents in the late nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century (2016)
Rutterford, Janette and Sotiropoulos, Dimitris P.
The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought ((Early Access))
The Rise of the Small Investor in the US and the UK, 1895 to 1970 (2016)
Rutterford, Janette and Sotiropoulos, Dimitris P.
Enterprise & Society ((In Press))
Individual investors and local bias in the UK: 1870-1935 (2016)
Rutterford, Janette; Sotiropoulos, Dimitris P. and van Lieshout, Carry
The Economic History Review ((In Press))
Hilferding on derivatives (2015)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris
European Journal of the History of Economic Thought , 22(1) (pp. 77-96)
Financialization and Marx: some reflections on Bryan’s, Martin’s and Rafferty’s argumentation (2014-03)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris P. and Lapatsioras, Spyros
Review of Radical Political Economics, 46(1) (pp. 87-101)
Rebalancing the Euro area: the costs of internal devaluation (2014)
Stockhammer, Engelbert and Sotiropoulos, Dimitris
Review of Political Economy, 26(2) (pp. 210-233)
Europe in Crisis: Introduction (2014)
Stockhammer, Engelbert and Sotiropoulos, Dimitris
Review of Political Economy, 26(2) (pp. 167-170)
Eurozone: die Krise als Chance für die kapitalistische Offensive (2013-06)
Milios, Jannis and Sotiropoulos, Dimitris
PROKLA, 171(2) (pp. 317-334)
Watching the crisis of eurozone from the European ‘periphery:’ causes and developments (2013)
Milios, John and Sotiropoulos, Dimitris
Temas de Administração Pública, 8(1)
Kalecki’s dilemma: towards a Marxian interpretation of neoliberal financialization (2011-01)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris P.
Rethinking Marxism, 23(1) (pp. 100-116)
Crisis of Greece or crisis of the euro? A view from the European ‘periphery’ (2010-09)
Milios, John and Sotiropoulos, Dimitris
Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 12(3) (pp. 223-240)
Marxsche Theorie und Imperialimus (2010-06)
Milios, Jannis and Sotiropoulos, Dimitris P.
PROKLA, 159(2) (pp. 259-275)
Why did scarcity triumph over technology in Ricardo’s thinking? (2010)
Economakis, George E. and Sotiropoulos, Dimitris P.
Bulletin of Political Economy, 4(2) (pp. 109-128)
On the character of the current economic crisis (2009-04-10)
Lapatsioras, Spyros; Milios , John and Sotiropoulos, Dimitris
Radical Notes
Why John Stuart Mill should not be enlisted among neoclassical economists (2009)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris
European Journal of the History of Economic Thought , 16(3) (pp. 455-473)
John Stuart Mill and Wicksell’s cumulative process (2008-06)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris
Bulletin of Political Economy, 2(1) (pp. 67-78)
Trade unions and the wages fund theory: on the significance of Mill’s recantation and some notes on Marx’s theoretical intervention (2008)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris and Economakis, George
History of Economic Ideas, 16(3) (pp. 21-48)
Tugan-Baranowsky and effective demand (2007-04-01)
Milios, John and Sotiropoulos, Dimitris
Science and Society, 71(2) (pp. 227-242)
A Political Economy of Contemporary Capitalism and Its Crisis: Demystifying Finance (2013-06)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris; Milios, John and Lapatsioras , Spyros
Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
ISBN : 978-0-415-68408-8 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London
Ιμπεριαλισμός, χρηματοπιστωτικές αγορές, κρίση [Imperialism, Financial Markets and Crisis] (2011)
Milios, John and Sotiropoulos, Dimitris P.
ISBN : 978-960-9535-13-7 | Publisher : Nisos | Published : Athens
Rethinking Imperialism: A Study of Capitalist Rule (2009-10-09)
Milios, John and Sotiropoulos, Dimitris
ISBN : 978-0-230-22100-0 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : London
Addressing the rationality of 'irrational' European responses to the crisis: a political economy of the Euro Area and the need for a progressive alternative (2015-03)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris; Milios, John and Lapatsioras, Spyros
In: Bitzenis, Aristidis; Karagiannis, Nikolaos and Marangos, John eds. Europe in Crisis (pp. 67-76)
ISBN : 978-1-137-44256-7 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : New York
Revisiting the 1992-93 EMS crisis in the context of international political economy (2014-08-20)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris
In: Fouskas, Vassilis ed. The Politics of International Political Economy. Europa Politics of ... series (pp. 78-94)
ISBN : 978-1-85743-638-9 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Revisiting the socialist calculation debate: the role of finance in Hayek's Response to Lange's Challenge (2013-12)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris and Auerbach, Paul
In: Bellofiore, Ricardo; Karwowski, Ewa and Toporowski, Jan eds. Economic Crisis and Political Economy, Volume 2 of Essays in Honour of Tadeusz Kowalik. Palgrace Studies in the History of Economic Thought (pp. 212-230)
ISBN : 978-1-137-33574-6 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke
Demystifying finance: how to understand financialization and think of strategies for a good society (2012)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris P.; Milios, John and Lapatsioras, Spyros
In: Marangos, John ed. Alternative Perspectives of a Good Society. Perspectives From Social Economics (pp. 99-120)
ISBN : 978-0-230-11445-6 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : New York
Automated high frequency trading in the light of the history of economic thought: pushing Marx, Veblen and Keynes to their limits (2013)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris
In : 17th Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET) (16-18 May 2013, Kingston University, London)
Addressing the rationality of ‘irrational’ European responses to the crisis: a political economy of the Euro area and the need for an alternative framework for economic policy (2013)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris
In : 8th Pan–European Conference on International Relations (18-21 September 2013, Warsaw)
The costs of internal devaluation in the EA (2013)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris and Stockhammer, Engelbert
In : 17th Annual Conference of the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM) (24-26 October 2013, Berlin)
Hilferding on speculation and derivatives (2012)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris P.
In : The 16th Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET): Institutions and Values in Economic Thought (17-19 May, 2012, Saint Petersburg, Russia.)
The fundamental problem of the Euro zone and an alternative (Marxian) approach to European economic policy context (2012)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris P.
In : 9th Annual Historical Materialism Conference: Weighs Like a Nightmare (8-11 November, 2012, London, UK)
An Outline of a Progressive Resolution to the Euro-area Sovereign Debt Overhang: How a Five year Suspension of the Debt Burden Could Overthrow Austerity (2014-11)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris; Milios, John and Lapatsioras, Spyros
Levy Economics Institute, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
Performativity and Financial Markets: Option Pricing in the Late 19th Century (2014-07)
Sotiropoulos, Dimitris and Rutterford, Janette
Innovation, Knowledge and Development Research Centre, The Open University
Rebalancing the Euro Area: The Costs of Internal Devaluation (2012-07)
Stockhammer, Engelbert and Sotiropoulos, Dimitris P.
Post Keynesian Economics Study Group, Cambridge.