Ilene Grabel

Senior Research Fellow

Ilene Grabel is Distinguished University Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Dr. Grabel’s research and teaching focus on the political economy of international financial policy, multilateral financial institutions, and global financial flows; global financial governance; global, regional, and transregional financial architectures; developmental finance and the financial systems of the Global South; the etiology, consequences, and mitigation of financial and debt crises; capital control policies; central banking, monetary policy, and exchange rates; and the prospects of “post-American” global financial orders. Her book, When Things Don’t Fall Apart: Global Financial Governance and Developmental Finance in an Age of Productive Incoherence (MIT Press) won the 2019 European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy Robinson Prize, the 2019 International Studies Association International Political Economy Best Book Award, and the 2018 British International Studies Association International Political Economy Book Prize. Her previous book (with Dr. Ha-Joon Chang), Reclaiming Development, was translated into Turkish, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bahasa. Grabel has conducted commissioned research for the Division of Globalization and Development Strategies of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Group of 24, Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Program, International Poverty Centre for Inclusive Growth of UNDP, United Nations Women, UN University/World Institute for Development Economics Research, and the NGOs Action Aid, Third World Network, and “New Rules for Global Finance.” She is presently working on a joint project with UN Women and the International Labor Organization. At Korbel she serves as co-director of the MA program in Global Economic Affairs.

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