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Dr Christina Laskaridi

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Professional biography

Christina has a PhD in Economics from SOAS, University of London, and is a visiting Fellow of St Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford. Her thesis Debt sustainability: towards a history of theory, policy and measurement received the 2022 Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation prize by the History of Economics Society. She is leading a grant on Environment-related financial risks and regulatory capital requirements funded by INSPIRE (International Network for Sustainable Financial Policy Insights, Research and Exchange).

Research interests

Christina’s research interests include the political economy of sovereign debt, international organisations and monetary and debt debates and how these intersect with the growing climate emergency. She is working on the history of 'debt sustainability' examining the interaction between policy, theory and measurement.

Christina co-convenes the OU Economics Seminar Series, The Politics of Economics seminar series at the University of Cambridge, and helps to produce the history of economics podcast Ceteris Never Paribus. She was a Research Fellow at Duke University’s Center for the History of Political Economy.

Christina uses her expertise to advise on debt and development issues, such as to the OHCHR’s Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, UNCTAD, the Oversearch Development Institute, and several NGOs working on sovereign debt issues.

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Teaching interests

Christina enjoys engaging students with economics through an appreciation of its historical development and evolving controversies.  She chaired the DD126 Module Team Economics in Context, is currently charing the production of DD320 and worked on DD321 'Economics for a changing world'.



“Writing History as a Way of Life”: The Life and Work of Margaret Marie Garritsen de Vries (2022)
Laskaridis, Christina
History of Political Economy ((Early Access))

Whatever it takes? The global financial safety net, Covid-19, and developing countries (2021-01)
Stubbs, Thomas; Kring, William; Laskaridis, Christina; Kentikelenis, Alexander and Gallagher, Kevin
World Development, 137, Article 105171

When push came to shove: COVID-19 and debt crises in low-income countries (2021)
Laskaridis, Christina
Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'études du développement, 42(1-2) (pp. 200-220)

More of an Art than a Science: The IMF’s Debt Sustainability Analysis and the Making of a Public Tool (2020)
Laskaridis, Christina
Œconomia ­­– History / Methodology / Philosophy, 10(4) (pp. 789-818)