Riccardo D'Orsi

Riccardo D'Orsi


I am a Postgraduate Researcher in Economics at Leeds University Business School and assignee of the “Leeds Doctoral Scholarship”. I hold an MA in International Political Economy from King's College London and an undergraduate degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences from the University of Trieste pursued in partnership with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) as an exchange student. 

Alongside my postgraduate studies, I have worked as a research assistant in Political Economy to Prof. Stockhammer at King's College London and investigated growth models in advanced economies since the global financial crisis. Throughout my academic training, I have been actively engaging with social observatories and think tanks (Kritica EconomicaEconopolySconfinare) in publishing contributions in the fields of economics, political economy, and politics. 

Research interests

My research focuses on the impact of financial and institutional factors on real dynamics in advanced economies from a critical macro-finance approach. My analysis places emphasis on the dynamics of cross-border gross capital flows, credit, house prices, household debt, and on how they relate to specific stances of fiscal and monetary policy. In my research I deploy a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods relying on deductive reasoning, econometrics (stock-flow consistent modelling), and empirical testing. I place myself within the Post-Keynesian and Economic-Institutionalist theoretical framework. My intellectual ancestors are Hyman Minsky, Wynne Goodley, and John Maynard Keynes.


  • PhD Economics, University of Leeds (ongoing)
  • MA International Political Economy, King's College London
  • Exchange year, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
  • BSc International and Diplomatic Sciences, University of Trieste

Research groups and institutes

  • Applied Institute for Research in Economics