Dr Christina Wolf

About

I am a Senior Lecturer in Economics and leader of the Political Economy Research Group (PERG) at Kingston University. I joined Kingston University in September 2017 after previous appointments as fixed-term lecturer at the University of East London (UEL) and teaching assistant at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). I trained as Development Economist at SOAS where I obtained an MSc and later a PhD in Economics. Prior to that, I studied Economics and Political Sciences at the University of Münster (Germany) and Sciences Po Lille (France).

I specialise in structural transformation and industrial policy in sub-Saharan Africa, combining insights from post-Keynesian macroeconomics, theories of industrial organisation and the firm and political economy. My research advances the concepts of demand-led structural transformation and domestic market formation and explores how accumulation processes are shaped and constrained by the growth of domestic consumer and intersectoral demand, monopolistic market structures and historically formed power relations. Other research interests include: inclusive curricula and housing.

My work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals including African Affairs and the Third World Quarterly.

I can supervise dissertations investigating contemporary or historical aspects of capitalist dynamics from a political economy perspective, focussing for instance on ownership structures, economic and political power and how these influence the dynamics of accumulation and distribution.

I lead the Political Economy Research Group (PERG) at Kingston University, am committee member of the Post-Keynesian Economics Society (PKES) and on the Steering Committee of the Economic Transformation in Africa Working Group (ETA).

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Qualifications

  • PhD Economics (SOAS)
  • MSc Development Economics (SOAS)
  • MA Political Sciences (Münster, Germany)
  • MA Political Sciences (Sciences Po Lille, France)

Teaching and learning

I teach the following modules:

  • Macroeconomics (3rd year EC6002; Master EC7014)
  • Development Economics (3rd year EC6004; Master EC7007)
  • Business Economics (2nd year BE5001)

In the past, I also taught the following modules:

  • Contemporary Issues in Economics (2nd year EC5001)
  • Change and Ideas (Master EC7002)

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

Qualifications and expertise

  • Strutural Transformation
  • Industrial Policy
  • sub-Saharan Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Kaleckian growth theory

Scholarly affiliations

  • Post-Keynesian Economics Society
  • Royal African Society
  • Economic Transformation in Africa Working Group

Publications

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Number of items: 11.

Article

Itaman, Richard and Wolf, Christina (2021) Industrial policy and monopoly capitalism in Nigeria : lessons from the Dangote Business Conglomerate. Development And Change, ISSN (print) 0012-155X (In Press)

Stockhammer, Engelbert and Wolf, Christina (2019) Building blocks for the macroeconomics and political economy of housing. The Japanese Political Economy, 45(1-2), pp. 43-67. ISSN (print) 2329-194X

Wolf, Christina (2018) Book Review of "Poverty reduction in the course of African development" by Machiko Nissanke and Muna Ndulu. Economic Issues, 23(1), pp. 96-98. ISSN (online) 1363-7029

Ovadia, Jesse Salah and Wolf, Christina (2018) Studying the developmental state : theory and method in research on industrial policy and state-led development in Africa. Third World Quarterly, 36(6), pp. 1056-1076. ISSN (print) 0143-6597

Wolf, Christina (2017) Industrialization in times of China : domestic-market formation in Angola. African Affairs, 116(464), pp. 435-461. ISSN (print) 0001-9909

Wolf, Christina (2016) China and latecomer industrialization processes in sub-Saharan Africa : a case of combined and uneven development. World Review of Political Economy, 7(2), pp. 249-284. ISSN (print) 2042-891X

Wolf, Christina (2016) China and latecomer-industrialisation processes in Sub-Saharan Africa : situating the role of (industrial) policy. African Review of Economics and Finance, 8(1), pp. 45-77. ISSN (print) 2042-1478

Monograph

Stockhammer, Engelbert and Wolf, Christina (2019) Building blocks for the macroeconomics and political economy of housing. (Working Paper) Post Keynesian Economics Society. 40 p. (PK Working Paper, no. 1908)

Itaman, Richard and Wolf, Christina (2019) Industrial policy and monopoly capitalism in Nigeria : lessons from the Dangote business conglomerate. (Working Paper) Roskilde, Denmark : Roskilde University, Center of African Economies. 32 p. (CAE Working Paper, no. 2019:2) ISBN 9788773495520

Wolf, Christina and Cheng, Sam-Kee (2018) Chinese overseas contracted projects and economic diversification in Angola and Ethiopia 2000-2017. (Working Paper) London, U.K. : School of Oriental and African Studies. 43 p. (Industrial Development, Construction and Employment in Africa Working Paper, no. 3)

Wolf, Christina and Cheng, Sam-Kee (2018) Chinese FDI in Angola and Ethiopia : between flying geese and resource colonialism? (Working Paper) London, U.K. : School of Oriental and African Studies. 41 p. (Industrial Development, Construction and Employment in Africa Working Paper, no. 2)

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Leadership and management

I lead the Political Economy Research Group (PERG) at Kingston University, am committee member of the Post-Keynesian Economics Society (PKES) and on the Steering Committee of the Economic Transformation in Africa Working Group (ETA).

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