skip to primary navigationskip to content

Geoffrey Ingham


Geoffrey Ingham is Reader in Sociology and Political Economy; and Fellow of Christ’s College.

He was born in1942 and received a BA in Sociology from the University of Leicester in 1964, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1968. Before returning to Cambridge in 1972, he taught and the universities of Sussex and Leicester.

Selected Publications

(2008) Capitalism, Cambridge: Polity

Capitalism Divided? The City and Industry in British Social Development, London: Macmillan / New York: Schocken, 1984.

‘New Monetary Spaces?’/ ‘De Nouveaux Espaces Monetaires?’ in The Future of Money/L’Avenir de la Monnaie, OECD, Paris, 2002.

The Nature of Money, Cambridge: Polity, 2004.

‘The development of capitalist credit money’, in L. Randall Wray (ed.) Credit and State Theories of Money, Cheltenham: Elgar, 2004.

‘Money’ in J. Beckert and M. Zafiroski (eds) International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology, London: Routledge, 2005.

Money: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Economics, Sociology and Political Science, Cheltenham: Elgar, 2005.

‘Money’ in Robertson, Roland and Jan Aart Scholte, (eds.) Encyclopedia of Globalization, New York: Routledge, 2006.

‘Further reflections on the ontology of money’, Economy and Society, 35, 1, 2006: 259-278.

  • Position: Reader in Sociology and Political Economy
  • E-mail:
  • Tel: 01223 334927
  • Address: Department of Sociology, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RQ