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Chris Clarke

Dr Chris Clarke is Reader in Political Economy. Previously he was a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow in PAIS, an Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, and an Economic and Social Research Council Visiting Fellow at Brown University, after formerly having studied at the University of Birmingham.

Chris has published on a range of topics associated with International Political Economy and Finance. His first book is entitled Ethics and Economic Governance: Using Adam Smith to Understand the Global Financial Crisis and was published in the Routledge RIPE Series in Global Political Economy. Chris is currently writing a monograph on platform lending based on his Leverhulme funded research.

Research Interests

  • Political Economy of Money and Finance

  • Ethics and Economic Governance (economic citizenship, market subjectivity)

  • Political Economy of Platform Lending (P2P, marketplace/online lending)

  • History of Economic Ideas (especially critical reinterpretations of Adam Smith)



Contact Details


Office: D1.15

Advice and Feedback Hours:

Monday 10.30am - 11.30am
(room D1.15)
Tuesday 10.30am - 11.30am
(online via Teams)