Group members

The Global Political Economy research group in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law aims to bring together academics interested in a wide range of questions within a broadly defined field of global political economy.

Group lead

Dr Gregory SchwartzSchool of Economics, Finance and Management
Research interests: the political economy of the transformation of labour, management and organisation in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union; and the comparative study of the political economy of precarious labour in Europe.

Group members

 
Dr Rutvica AndrijasevicSchool of Economics, Finance and Management
Research interests: migrant labour, gender, national state power, and global firms.
 
Dr Sam AppletonSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: the World Bank and the way in which it has constituted itself as an agent of global governance, its relation to US hegemonic agendas, and way in which its material basis in private finance mediates its pursuit of these agendas and influences the way in which 'development' strategies are operationalised.
 
Ed AtkinsSchool of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: the intersection of environmental governance and political economy. 
 
Prof Jonathan BeaverstockSchool of Economics, Finance and Management
Research interests: features of the contemporary financial landscape and competitiveness of global financial centres.
 
Dr Karen BellSchool for Policy Studies
Research interests: encompasses investigating environmental and social equity, political economy, poverty and development at local, national and international levels.
 
Dr Oscar BerglundSchool for Policy Studies
Research interests: the crisis in the political economy in Europe, and particularly Spain, from the perspective of those worst affected.
 
Nina BoegerUniversity Bristol Law School
Research interests: the field of corporate governance and, in particular, the emergence of new corporate forms and social enterprise.
 
Dr Egle CesnulyteSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: the political economy of development, gender, sexualities and African politics.
 
Prof Roger DaleSchool of Education
Research interests: the dynamic relationship between education, the state and global capitalism.
 
Dr Kevin DooganSchool for Policy Studies
Research interests:
 
Dr Maria FanninSchool of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: the social and economic implications of bioscientific research, and specifically the collection and exchange of human biological materials.
  
Dr Magnus FeldmannSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: theorising capitalist diversity and in the development of capitalist institutions in comparative perspective.
 
Dr Sean FoxSchool of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: the process of urbanisation, the political economy of development, contentious politics, and urban governance, particularly (but not exclusively) in Africa and Asia.
 
Prof Jeffrey HendersonSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: the sociology, politics and political economy of economic development; the developmental consequences of global production networks as well as on the relation of economic governance to inequality and poverty.
 
Prof Paddy IrelandFaculty of Social Sciences and Law
Research interests: corporate governance, corporate theory and the historical development of the large joint stock corporation and of corporate law (in particular the development of separate corporate personality and limited liability).
  
Dr Mark JacksonSchool of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: intersecting the fields of contemporary social theory, posthumanist materialities of science, technology, and the environment, political ecology, and critical urban geography.
 
Dr Winnie KingSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: Chinese International Political Economy; Economic Development and Policy-making in Greater China, in particular China and Taiwan.
 
Dr Robin KlimeckiSchool of Economics, Finance and Management
Research interests: The intersection of political economy, finance and organisation studies from a broadly poststructuralist/post-Marxist perspective.  In particular, financial regulation, consumer debt and debt discourses as well as alternative models of organisational ownership and governance.
 
Dr Joel Lazarus, School of Education
Research interests:
  
Dr Noemi Lendvai-BaintonSchool for Policy Studies
Research interests: Exploring the intersection of political economy and welfare studies in relation to both new EU Member States as well as Candidate and Associate countries in Eastern Europe.  In particular, the uneven development of neoliberalism, Europeanization and the crisis in post-communist Europe.
 
Dr Julie MacLeavySchool of Geographical Science
Research interests: The development of a ‘cultural political economy’ reading of state intervention and its geographies. This requires the application of methods, ideas and concepts drawn from the ‘cultural turn’ in the social sciences to investigate issues of ‘traditional’ political-economic concern, including labour market regulation, welfare provision and urban renewal.
 
Prof Harry McVeaUniversity of Bristol Law School
Research interests: within the context of financial regulation, focused on the recalibration of the state’s relationship with financial markets and financial market actors in the light of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and the commitment of public funds to “bail out” the sector.
 
Dr Naomi MillnerSchool of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: the politics of food within a context of globalising political economies.
 
Juan Carlos Mondragon QuintanaSchool of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: the innovation systems approach developed by evolutionary economists in response to the failures of the neoclassical framework to link innovation at the firm level with growth at the aggregate level.
 
Dr Colin NoldenUniversity of Bristol Law School 
Research interests: energy and climate service business models, energy and climate policy, and sustainability. 
 
Prof Tonia NovitzUniversity of Bristol Law School
Research interests: the treatment of labour in the context of trade in services.
 
Dr Harry PittsSchool of Economics, Finance and Management
Research interests: A critical perspective on the changing world of work and economic life. Empirical research to date has interrogated the creative industries as a forum for wider changes in contemporary capitalism, specifically with reference to conflicts and tensions around valuation and measurement.
 
Dr Mircea PopaSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: institutions and institutional change, especially the study of corruption, rent-seeking, and economic crises.
 
Adriana Suarez-DelucchiUniversity of Bristol Law School 
Research interests:
 
Dr Georgina TsagasUniversity of Bristol Law School
Research interests: takeover regulation, company law, securities regulation and corporate governance.
  
Prof Charlotte VilliersUniversity of Bristol Law School
Research interests: all aspects of corporate governance from a critical perspective.
 
Prof Mark Wickham-JonesSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: labour politics and social democracy.
 
Dr Andrew WyattSchool of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: the fields of comparative politics, political economy, and South Asian politics/area studies. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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