Democracy and development, and globalization and economic policy making are the guiding themes that shape my research agenda. I explore how geopolitical, structural, and individual factors shape economic policy making and gain a foothold among political elites. I also assess the extent to which such economic policy choices are imposed by integrated capital markets, and hence, compatible with democracy. Within this research program, I have written about the nature of creditor-debtor relations, the rise of emerging powers, the role of technocratics in crafting economic policy, and the politics that shape budgetary, monetary, and exchange rate policy choices. I have also employed a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches that aim to ensure a high level of analytical rigor. 

For further information, please see my curriculum vitae.

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