Lead Author (PI on the project)

Emily Jones, Associate Professor in Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. She directs the Global Economic Governance Programme, a research programme dedicated to fostering research and debate into how global markets and institutions can better serve the needs of people in developing countries. DPhil in International Political Economy, University of Oxford, and MSc in Development Economics, SOAS, University of London. Prior to academia she worked as an economist in Ghana's Ministry of Trade and Industry, for Oxfam GB, and for the UK Department for International Development.


Senior Advisors (CIs on the project)

Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of International Political Economy, University of Oxford. Research on global economic governance, the challenges of globalization, global development, and the role of international institutions. Served as an Advisor to the IMF Board, to the UNDP’s Human Development Report, and to the Commonwealth Heads of Government. She has also served as a member of the IMF European Regional Advisory Group, and Chair of a World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council.

Thorsten Beck, Professor of Banking and Finance, Cass Business School, City University London. Formerly professor of economics at Tilburg University and the founding chair of the European Banking Center. PhD from the University of Virginia and an MA from the University of Tübingen in Germany. Worked in the research department of the World Bank and as consultant for the IMF, the European Commission, and the German Development Corporation. Country experience includes Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, Russia and several countries in sub-Saharan Africa.


Contributing Authors

Pritish Behuria, Hallsworth Research Fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. Previously LSE Fellow, Department of International Development, London School of Economics. Pritish completed an MSc in International Politics and a PhD in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London on the political economy of Rwanda. Also holds a BSc in Journalism and International Relations from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Florence Dafe, Fellow in International Political Economy at the Department of International Relations at the LSE. Formerly lecturer at City, University of London, and a researcher at the German Development Institute. Her research interests revolve around finance and development, especially the domestic and external political constraints that governments in developing countries face in governing their financial sectors. Masters degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a PhD in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex.

Rebecca Engebretsen, postdoctoral researcher with the Development Economics Group at ETH Zurich. Rebecca is currently finalising her PhD in politics at the University of Oxford and holds a MA in International Political Economy from King’s College London and a BA in development economics from University of Oslo. Her research interests center broadly on the political economy of resource-rich states and on the economic and financial sector policies of these countries in particular. Before starting her PhD Rebecca worked for the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.

Hazel Gray, Lecturer in African Studies and Development, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh. Dr Gray holds a PhD and MSc from SOAS, University of London, and a degree in politics, philosophy and economics from the University of Oxford. Previoulsy worked as an economist at the Ministry of Finance in Tanzania and has undertaken consultancy for several international development agencies.

Ousseni Illy, Assistant Professor of Law, University Ouaga 2 Burkina Faso and former Oxford-Princeton Global Leader Fellow (2010-2012). Executive director of the African Centre of International Trade and Development, an independent non-profit think tank based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. PhD in International Trade Law from the University of Geneva and a Master in Public Law from the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Peter Knaack, Senior Research Associate at the Global Economic Governance Programme, University of Oxford. He has written and published on transatlantic coordination failure in derivatives regulation, the politics of global banking regulation, and the financial regulatory system in Bolivia. PhD and MA from University of Southern California in International Relations and Economics. Field research in 10 countries on 4 continents has been supported by the China Scholarship Council and the John Fell Fund of Oxford University Press, among others.

Natalya Naqvi, Assistant Professor in International Political Economy, London School of Economics. Formerly Oxford-Princeton Global Leader Fellow, Global Economic Governance Programme, University of Oxford and Niehaus Center for Globalisation and Governance, Princeton University. PhD and MPhil from the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge. Natalya Naqvi’s research interests are in the areas of international political economy and comparative political economy of development, with a focus on the role of the state and the financial sector in economic development, as well as the amount of policy space developing countries have to conduct selective industrial policy.

Seydou Ouedraogo Assistant Professor of Economics, University Ouaga 2 Burkina Faso, Director of FREE Afrik Institute and Oxford-Princeton Global Leader Fellow (2015-2017). Economist trained in African (Burkina Faso and Benin) and French (Université d’Auvergne/CERDI) Universities. Research focuses on banking and monetary economy, development strategies, and economy of culture.

Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, Associate Professor in Comparative Politics (African Politics), Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. Fellow of St Peter's College, and a Fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute, Berlin. Research interests include African politics (particularly West and Central Africa), the geopolitics of energy and international political economy, especially in the fields of natural resource extraction, state decay, and post-conflict reconstruction. He is an expert on Angola and author of the acclaimed Magnificent and Beggar Land: Angola since the Civil War (Hurst 2015)

Tu-Anh Vu-Thanh, Director of Research, Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, Fulbright University Vietnam. Vu Thanh Tu Anh is Director of Research at the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a 2013-15 GEG Global Leaders Fellow. Dr Tu Anh's primary research interests include public finance, economic development, and industrial policy. He received his PhD degrees in economics from Boston College.

Que-Giang Tran-Thi, Senior Lecturer in Finance, Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, Fulbright University Vietnam. PhD in Management Sciences and a Master Degree in Finance from Paris Dauphine University. Her research interest includes corporate governance, corporate finance and education financing.

Radha Upadhyaya, Research Fellow, Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi. PhD and MSc in Economics from SOAS, University of London, and a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Experience includes 4 years as the Director of a Kenyan bank, before becoming Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs in Kenya. She is a qualified CFA charterholder, and has acted as a research consultant for the World Bank in Nairobi.

Toni Weis, Africa Program Officer, Center for International Private Enterprise and a visiting researcher at Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) in Washington DC. Prior to joining CIPE, he worked as an independent consultant for the World Bank, risk analysis firms, and private investors. His research focuses on the political economy of Ethiopia, as well as on state-business relations and regulatory affairs in Africa more generally. His work has been published in Foreign Affairs, the China Economic Review, Africa Confidential, the Journal of Southern African Studies. DPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford, an MSc in African Studies (Oxford, with distinction), and an MA in International Relations from Sciences Po Paris.

Alexandra O. Zeitz is a doctoral candidate in International Relations at St. Antony’s College, and a pre-doctoral research fellow at the Global Economic Governance Programme at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Her work focuses on international political economy, particularly developing countries’ position within the international financial system. Her doctoral thesis is provisionally titled The Financial Statecraft of Debtors: New Lenders and the Power of African Sovereign Borrowers.