Dr Karsten Kohler

Dr Karsten Kohler


I joined the Economics Department as a Lecturer in Economics in September 2021.

Previously, I worked as a Lecturer in International Political Economy at King’s College London (2019 - 2021), where I taught classes on the Political Economy of Finance and Crises, as well as Macroeconomics.

I obtained my PhD on the role of flexible exchange rates in emerging market business cycles from Kingston University in 2019.

Research interests

My research crosses disciplinary boundaries and draws on macroeconomics, political economy, and finance. I am interested in the interaction between finance and the real economy; especially sources of cyclical dynamics, instability, and rising inequality. I have done research on business and financial cycles; the role of exchange rates in emerging market business cycles; financialisation & income distribution, as well as growth models in advanced countries. My work has been published in the Journal of International Money and Finance, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Review of International Political Economy, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, and Journal of Post Keynesian Economics.

From November 2021, I’m co-leading the work package on financial cycles and capital flows in growth models of the Leverhulme Trust Grant The Political Economy of Growth Models in an Age of Stagnation we won together with colleages at King’s College London.


  • PhD Economics, Kingston University
  • MA International Economics, Berlin School of Economics and Law
  • MA Economics and International Finance, Universit√© Paris-13
  • MA Political Economy, Kingston University

Professional memberships

  • Post Keynesian Economics Society
  • European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics

Student education

In term 1/2021-22, I co-teach on the following modules:

  • LUBS 2040: Theories of Growth, Value and Distribution (UG)
  • LUBS 5101M: Macroeconomics (PG)