Laurence Harris is Professor of Economics at SOAS, University of London where he was the founding head of the Department of Financial and Management Studies. At the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies his focus is on the increasingly important subject of Africa’s energy issues and policy.
Laurence Harris’s other research interests, on which he has published many books and articles, are in finance, banking, macroeconomics, and development economics, and at OIES he is concerned with their connection to energy policy. His policy research has related principally to South Africa and sub Saharan Africa.
Professor Harris is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, UK; a Non-resident Senior Research Fellow of the United Nations University, World Institute of Development Economics Research; and a senior member of the African Economic Research Consortium. Laurence Harris is an alumnus of the London School of Economics. He has held faculty positions at LSE; the University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University; Birkbeck College, University of London; The Open University; and University of Zimbabwe. He has held visiting research positions at the International Monetary Fund; University of Cambridge; University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’; and Kobe University, Japan.