I am Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Warwick in England. My research in political science is concentrated in the field of international relations and it's sub-field, international political economy, with specific attention to the politics of global finance and ways of thinking about global governance.
Concretely, I am interested in the implications of an inherently volatile global financial system and the major weaknesses of prevailing understandings of this phenomena. There are few more important problems in politics and public policy. Governments have premised past regulation (and many of their proposals for future regulation) on poorly conceived models of how financial markets work. As evident at hearings in front of US Congressional committees and at the Treasury Select Committee of the British Parliament, major financial institutions and their leaders often have similarly weak understandings of the markets. The accepted paradigms of the academic disciplines responsible for the rationales that underpin financial innovation seem similarly problematic.
Intellectually, my education, professional experience and research activities have exposed me to a mix of critical and mainstream ways of thinking about theory and method. The puzzles that motivate me are derived mainly from debates in the fields of behavioral finance, economic sociology and organization theory.