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.


  • Economics for Management (core 1st year module on BA Management Studies)
  • Foundations of Knowledge (core 1st year module on BA Management Studies)
  • Research Methods (core 2nd year module on BA Management Studies)
  • Ecology and Sustainability (optional 2nd year module on BA Management Studies)
  • Quantitative Research and Analysis (core training module of distance-learning PhD)


My current research focuses on (i) ethics and finance; (ii) social investment and the nascent social investment market; and (iii) the political economy of social reproduction and the commons. I have also written on value theory and its relationship to the problematic of measure; 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 on Academia and ResearchGate.


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

Harvie, David (forthcoming) ‘(Big) society and (market) discipline: the financialisation of social reproduction’, Historical Materialism.

Barthold, Charles, Stephen Dunne and David Harvie (forthcoming) ‘Resisting financialisation with Deleuze and Guattari: the case of Occupy Wall Street’, Critical Perspectives on Accounting.

Harvie, David and Keir Milburn (forthcoming) ‘On the uses of fairy dust: contagion, sorcery and the crafting of other worlds’, Culture and Organization.

Harvie, David and Robert Ogman (2017) ‘Das Versprechen des wirkungsorientierten Investierens: war der “Peterborough-SIB” ein Erfolg?’ [‘The promise of social investment: has the Peterborough social impact bond delivered?’] In Monika Burmester, Emma Dowling and Norbert Wohlfahrt (eds) Privates Kapital für soziale Dienste? Wirkungsorientiertes Investment und seine Folgen für die Soziale Arbeit [‘Private Capital for Social Services? Results-based Investment and the Consequences for Social Work’], Baltmannsweiler: Schneider Verlag Hohengehren GmbH: 59–75.

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.

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

Dowling, Emma and David Harvie (2014) ‘Harnessing the social: state, society and (big) society’, Sociology, 48(5): 869–886.

A full list of publications is available here

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