I am currently Reader in International Political Economy in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics. At the LSE I also serve as the Director of the MSc. in International Political Economy programme. Previously, I was 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, 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.
My research interests are in the international political economy of money and finance, specifically international organisations - especially the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank - financial globalisation, sovereign wealth funds, the political consequences of financial crises, economic norms and ideas, and emerging markets.
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, among others.
In the past few years, I have published several journal articles and chapters in edited volumes. 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 and podcasts, see the Publications and Podcasts sections, respectively, 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 International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, New Political Economy, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Review of International Organizations, Review of International Political Economy, and World Politics.
At the moment, I am currently working on several manuscripts authored by myself or in collaboration with other academics.