global network

Annina Kaltenbrunner is an Associate Professor in the Economics of Globalisation and the International Economy at Leeds University Business School, UK. She is a pluralist Macro-Development Economist with an interest in cross-border capital flows and international financial integration and the implications these processes have for macroeconomic and monetary policy. She is currently working on currency internationalisation and financialisation in emerging economies. 

Christopher A. McNally is a Professor of Political Economy at Chaminade University and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu, USA. His research focuses on comparative capitalisms, especially the nature and logic of China’s capitalist transition and Sino-Capitalism. He is also working on a research project that studies the implications of China’s international reemergence on the global order.

Oliver Kessler is a Professor for International Relations at the University of Erfurt, Germany. His research focuses on the intersection of international political economy, global social theory and international theory of law and politics – with particular interest in interdisciplinary research. His research focuses on understanding the social, spatial and temporal underpinnings of financial practices, their regulations as well as the dynamics that have led to the de-coupling of financial from real markets.

Muyang Chen is an Assistant Professor of International Development at the School of International Studies, Peking University, China. Her research interests lie at the intersection of development, political economy and international relations, focusing on understanding the role of the state in development, and addressing the question of how China’s development finance affects global order. She also studies the role of public financial agencies in facilitating development assistance, export finance and industrialization.

Jing Wang is an Assistant Professor of Interactive Media Business at NYU Shanghai, China. Her research is interested in how communication technologies reshape business practices, corporate-government relations and people’s everyday life. Her recent work studies digital innovation in consumer finance with a focus on the platforms, interfaces, and policy environments of Chinese fin-tech products and their governance.

Ilja Viktorov is a researcher at the Department of Economic History and International Relations, Stockholm University, Sweden. He is a political economist with deep knowledge of international political economy and critical macro-finance. Development of Russian financial markets and central bank policy are his main research fields. Viktorov explores also how elite networks influence Russian finance and evolution of its institutions.

Alexander Abramov is the Head of the Laboratory for Analysis of Institutions and Financial Markets, RANEPA, and a Professor at the Department of Finance, Higher School of Economics, Moscow. His research focuses on development of financial markets, state ownership and the behavior of institutional investors in Russia.

Kai Koddenbrock is a Senior Researcher (Dr. habil). He is working on finance, coloniality and the history and present of global capitalism with a focus on the Global South. Research stays took him to Columbia University, Sciences Po Paris, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and the University of Sussex. After working at the StateCapFinance project (2020-2021), he now leads a Junior Research Group on ‘The political economy of monetary and economic sovereignty in West Africa‘ at the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth.

Patrick Bond is a Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Johannesbourg, South Africa. His research interests include political economy, environment, social policy, and geopolitics, primarily on the political economy of Africa, international and local finance, eco-social development and political ecology, and development issues in contemporary South Africa and Zimbabwe. Patrick’s publications include several books on finance and uneven development, including the main Zimbabwe and South African studies on these topics, as well as articles critical of orthodox climate finance, BRICS banking, microfinance, consumer credit and financial inclusion.

Luiz Fernando de Paula is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IE-UFRJ) and Professor of Economics at the Institute of Social and Political Studies of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (IESP-UERJ), Brazil. His main areas of research include economic development, monetary and financial economics, macroeconomics and post-Keynesian theory. He is currently working on currency hierarchy, financial globalization and policy space in emerging economies.

Indradeep Ghosh is the Executive Director of Dvara Research. An international macroeconomist by training, Indradeep’s research spans a  both heterodox approaches to economic theory as well as critical-theoretic approaches emanating from the other social sciences and the humanities. In recent years, his work has increasingly focused on the Indian economy, especially the topic of financial inclusion.

Thomas Kalinowski is a Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University Seoul. He is interested in international political economy and development with a focus on the East Asian region. Recent publications include works on the political economy of financial crisis and crisis management, global governance, climate finance, the diversity of capitalism and the transformation of the East Asian developmental state.

Anush Kapadia is Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Bombay where is  also associated with the Centre for Policy Studies and the Centre for Liberal Education. He has a Phd in anthropology from Columbia University and has held positions at Harvard University and City, University of London prior to joining IIT Bombay in 2016. His book A political theory of money is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

Fabian Pape is Fellow in International Political Economy at the Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science. His research focuses on trends within global financial markets, global financial governance, central banking, and monetary theory. His work has appeared in journals such as Review of International Political Economy, New Political Economy, and Competition & Change. His research has been funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council.

Lena Rethel is Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Warwick. Her research focuses on the international political economy of financial development in Southeast Asia and Islamic finance. Lena is a previous lead editor of the Review of International Political Economy. She has held a number of prestigious fellowships, including a Research Fellowship from the UK Leverhulme Trust, a Global Fung Fellowship at Princeton University and a Visiting Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Her recent books include: The Politics of Financial Development in Malaysia (Routledge, 2021) and The Everyday Political Economy of Southeast Asia (co-edited with Juanita Elias, Cambridge University Press, 2016).