Christine Oughton is Professor of Management Economics and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Before joining SOAS she was Professor of Economics and Management at the University of Bolzano and Professor of Management at Birkbeck. Her research focuses on innovation, environmental management & economics, corporate governance, financial inclusion and growth.
She was co-investigator on the ESRC Research Seminar Series, Complexity Economics for Sustainability that brought together, academics, practitioners and policy makers on environmental issues, and is co-investigator on a £2m ESRC-DFID project – Financial Inclusion and Growth, focusing on innovation in low-income countries.
Christine has published widely on innovation, environmental management & economics, governance and growth. In 2017 she was Research Fellow of the South African Reserve Bank. Between 2012-16 she was Head of the School of Finance and Management and served on the SOAS Board of Trustees.