Dr David Harvie

Associate Professor in Finance and Political EconomyDavid Harvie

Contact details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5339
  • Email: david.harvie@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 609, Level 6, Ken Edwards Building
  • Office hours: Thursday 11.00 am - 1.00 pm by appointment only

Personal details

I joined the School in September 2005, having previously taught at the University of Leeds and Nottingham Trent University. I hold a PhD in Economics, an MA in Economics and a BSc in Economics and Mathematics, all awarded by the University of Leeds. I am a member of the Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy.


My current research focuses (i) ethics and finance; (ii) social investment and the nascent social investment market; (iii) the political economy of social reproduction and the commons; and (iv) value theory and its relationship to the problematic of measure. I have also written on the political economy of education; globalisation; time, working hours and productivity; and social movements and anti-capitalism. I was a member The Free Association writing collective and an editor of Turbulence: Ideas for Movement. Most of my published texts are available here and here.


  • Economy and Society (core first year module, BA Management Studies)
  • Management Inquiry and Analysis (core first year module, BA Management Studies)
  • Research Methods (core second year module, BA Management Studies)
  • Quantitative Research and Analysis (core training module, distance-learning PhD

Administrative responsibilities

Postgraduate Research (PhD) lead for INTO division


I have supervised seven doctoral students to successful completion, most recently Dr Gareth Brown, who was awarded his PhD (‘Can a Knife of Shadows Cut Real Flesh from a Living Tree? The Organisation of Imaginal Commons’) in 2015. I currently supervise one doctoral candidate, Ms Vivian Latinwo-Olajide (‘Black affect and minor feelings:  unbecoming unemployable, becoming “human”’). A full list of supervisions is available here.


Most recent publications

A full list can be found here

Camille Barbagallo, Nic Beuret and David Harvie (2019) eds., Commoning with George Caffentzis and Silvia Federici, London: Pluto Press

David Harvie, Geoff Lighfoot, Simon Lilley and Ken Weir (forthcoming), 'Social investment innovation and the "social turn" of neoliberal finance', Critical Perspectives on Accounting.

David Harvie, Geoff Lighfoot, Simon Lilley and Ken Weir (2019) 'Using Derivative Logic to Speculate on the Future of the Social Investment Market', Journal of Urban Affairs.

David Harvie and Robert Ogman (2019), 'The broken promises of social investment', Environment and Planning A; Economy and Space.

David Harvie (2019) '(Big) society and (market) discipline: the financialisation of social reproduction', Historical Materialism, 27(1): 92-124.

Charles Barthold, Stephen Dunne and David Harvie (2018) 'Resisting financialisation with Deleuze and Guattari: the case of Occupy Wall Street', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 52: 4-16.

David Harvie and Keir Milburn (2018) 'On the uses of fairy dust: contagion, sorcery and the crafting of other worlds', Culture and Organization, 24(3): 179-195.

The Free Association (2016) 'The kids was just crass'. In Mike Dines & Matthew Worley (eds), The Aesthetics of our Anger, Brooklyn NY: Minor Compositions/Autonomedia: 299-310.

Geoff Lightfoot and David Harvie (2016) 'Finance: finding a philosophical fit?' In Raza Mir, Hugh Wilmott and Michelle Greenwood (eds) The Routledge Companion to Philosophy in Organization Studies, London: Routledge: 388-394.


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