Ilene Grabel

Distinguished University Professor, University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Co-director, Graduate Program in Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration

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Welcome! I am Distinguished University Professor at the University of Denver and Professor of International Finance at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies of the University of Denver (USA). I co-direct the graduate program in Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration at the Korbel School. My research and teaching interests focus on the political economy of international financial policy, institutions, and financial flows; global financial governance; global, regional, and transregional financial architectures; and finance and economic development. My recent book, When Things Don’t Fall Apart: Global Financial Governance and Developmental Finance in an Age of Productive Incoherence (The MIT Press, 2017), won the 2019 European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy Myrdal Prize, the 2019 International Studies Association International Political Economy Best Book Award, and the 2018 British International Studies Association International Political Economy Book Prize. I served as a co-editor of the Review of International Political Economy from 2013-17 and again for several months during 2019. I have been a consultant to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on several occasions. I am a member of UNCTAD’s Expert Group on Financing for Development (September 2017-Present) and have conducted commissioned research for the Division of Globalization and Development Strategies and UNCTAD/Group of 24. Additional public engagement includes work with the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); International Poverty Centre for Inclusive Growth of the UNDP; Progressive Society, a project of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of the European Parliament; United Nations University/World Institute for Development Economics Research; Center for Popular Economics; International Career Advancement Program; and the NGOs Action Aid, Third World Network, and the coalition “New Rules for Global Finance.”  I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. See my books selected journal articles and book chapters, CV, teaching, and media for further information on my work.