I am currently Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics. At the LSE I am also a research associate of the Systemic Risk Centre. Previously, I served as director of the MSc. in International Political Economy programme. In 2013-2014 I held a Mid-Career Fellowship from the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
From 2014-2017 I have been awarded a Discovery Grant from the Australian Research Council, with Andrew Walter (University of Melbourne).
From 2016-2019 I have been granted an AXA Award from the AXA Research Fund.
My research interests are in the international political economy of money and finance, specifically the political consequences of financial crises, sovereign wealth funds, financial globalisation, the International Monetary Fund, emerging markets, and economic norms and ideas.
Before joining the LSE in 2005, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Syracuse University and a Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellow in the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. I have also been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna (Institut für Höhere Studien), a Visiting Scholar in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund, and a Visiting Professor of Economics and Political Science at INSEAD.
I have undertaken consultancy and advisory work for Oxford Analytica and for the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies. I also have taught on executive education courses for the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the Government of Spain's National Institute of Public Administration, the Royal College of Defence Studies, and TRIUM Global Executive MBA, among others.
In the past few years, I have published several journal articles, chapters in edited volumes, as well as policy analyses and commentaries. My newest book, Capital Ideas: The IMF and the Rise of Financial Liberalization (Princeton University Press) was published in January 2010. For a full list of my publications, see the Publications section, where I also provide links to the materials that are available online.
My newest book, Capital Ideas: The IMF and the Rise of Financial Liberalization, was published by Princeton University Press in January 2010.
In addition to a few book chapters, I have also published articles in European Journal of International Relations, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, New Political Economy, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Review of International Organizations, Review of International Political Economy, and World Politics.
I have also published analyses and commentaries related to key public policy issues in money and finance.
At the moment, I am currently working on several manuscripts authored by myself or in collaboration with other academics.