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Ms Christina Laskaridi

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Professional biography

Christina is a Lecturer in Economics within the School of Social Sciences & Global Studies, and a PhD candidate in Economics at SOAS, University of London. Christina was a Research Fellow at Duke University’s Center for the History of Political Economy, is one the historians of economics helping to produce the podcast Ceteris Never Paribus, and co-convenes the The Politics of Economics seminar series at the University of Cambridge.

Christina uses her expertise to provide consultancy work on debt and development issues. Recently, she has worked with UNCTAD's Debt and Development Division, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and NGOs on sovereign debt in low income countries.

Research interests

I work on the political economy of sovereign debt, international organisations and monetary and debt debates. I am currently working on a history of 'debt sustainability' examining the interaction between policy, theory and measurement. Recent research includes:

Recent Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Stubbs, T., Kring, W., Laskaridis, C., Kentikelenis, A., Gallagher, K., (2020) ‘Whatever it takes? The global financial safety net, Covid-19, and developing countries’, World Development, Vol 137
  • Laskaridis, C (2020), 'Ricardo and his contemporaries on the national debt and monetary reform', Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, Vol. 38A
  • Bonizzi, B., Laskaridis., C and Toporowski., J (2019), 'Global liquidity, private actors and debt sustainability across Sub Saharan Africa', Development and Change, Vol 50 (5).
  • Laskaridis, C. and Syrmaloglou., A, (2019), 'Two Sticks and One Carrot: Public Debt and the International Financial Commission in Greece 1854-1859', Œconomia – History, Methodology, Philosophy Vol 9 (4).

Book Chapters

Reports and Working papers

  • Bonizzi, B., Laskaridis, C., and Griffiths., J, (2020) 'Private Lending and debt risks of low-income countries', Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London UK
  • Bayliss, K., Bonizzi, B., Dimakou, O., Laskaridis, C., Sial, F. and Van Waeyenberge E. (2020) 'The use of development funds for de-risking private investment: how effective is it in delivering development results?'  Directorate-General for External Policies, European Parliament,
  • Bonizzi, B., Laskaridis, C., and Toporowski J., (2015) 'Developing countries external debt and international financial integration', FESSUD Working Paper Series, No. 121

Teaching interests

Christina is part of the DD126 Module Team: Economics in Context



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)