Thomas Stubbs


Reader in Global Political Economy

About


I am a social scientist interested in international political economy, African politics, and global health and development. Currently, I am a Reader in Global Political Economy at Royal Holloway-University of London, and a Research Associate in Political Economy at the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge.

My research focuses on the activities of multilateral financial institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund and regional financial arrangements. I am especially interested in the determinants, relational dynamics, and consequences of their lending programs, economic surveillance, and technical assistance.

My research has been funded by Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust, Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, Economic and Social Research Council, and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. My publications have appeared in leading academic journals, such as American Journal of Sociology, Review of International Political Economy, Review of International Organizations, Social Science & Medicine, and World Development.

I am also the curator of IMF Monitor, a data hub used by academics, civil society, and policymakers to track activities of the International Monetary Fund. In addition, I have worked as a consultant to various international, public, and non-governmental organizations, including the German Ministry of International Cooperation and Development, and Recourse Foundation.

Recent publications


Structural adjustment, alienation, and mass protest


Bernhard Reinsberg, Thomas Stubbs, Louis Bujnoch


Social Science Research, 2022


The politics of the International Monetary Fund


Timon Forster, Thomas Stubbs, Alexander Kentikelenis


Melisa Deciancio, Pablo Nemiña, Diana Tussie, Handbook on the Politics of International Development, Edward Elgar, 2022, pp. 376-391


Austerity redux: The post-pandemic wave of budget cuts and the future of global public health


Alexander Kentikelenis, Thomas Stubbs


Global Policy, vol. 13(1), 2022, pp. 5-17


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Thomas Stubbs


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