Bilkent IR Talks, Spring 2021-4On March 22, 2021, Prof. Ilene Grabel (University of Denver) delivered a lecture for IR Talks @Bilkent titled â€śThe American Financial Order is Crumbling (and Itâ€™s A Good Thing, Too)â€ť. The talk drew on Prof. Grabel's book When Things Don't Fall Apart: Global Financial Governance and Developmental Finance in an Age of Productive Incoherence, which examines how the global financial crisis created the necessary space for pluripolar forms of global financial governance. In her lecture, Prof. Grabel explained how productive incoherence comes about and why it is important. She noted that the decades ahead are likely to witness complex processes such as deglobalization, reglobalization, networked bilateralism, and diverse multilateralisms.
Ilene Grabel is Distinguished Professor at the University of Denver and Professor of International Finance at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies of the University of Denver (USA). She co-directs the graduate program in Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration at the Korbel School. She is a Faculty Affiliate at the SiĂ© ChĂ©ou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy and the Scrivner Institute of Public Policy, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. Her research and teaching interests focus on the political economy of international financial policy, institutions, and financial flows; global financial governance; global, regional, and transregional financial architectures; and finance and economic development. Her recent book, _When Things Donâ€™t Fall Apart: Global Financial Governance and Developmental Finance in an Age of Productive Incoherence_ _ _(The MIT Press, 2017), won the 2019 European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy Myrdal Prize, the 2019 International Studies Association International Political Economy Best Book Award, and the 2018 British International Studies Association International Political Economy Book Prize. She has been a consultant to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on several occasions. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her research has been published in the Cambridge Journal of Economics, World Development, Journal of Development Studies, Review of Social Economy, Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, Feminist Economics.
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