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Mark Blyth, Brown University.
Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea
Mark Blyth is Professor of International Political Economy and faculty fellow of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. He is based in political science but his research begs and borrows from multiple fields. He is particularly interested in how uncertainty and randomness impact complex systems, particularly economic systems. He was a member of the Warwick Commission on International Financial Reform that made an early case for macro-prudential regulation. He is the author of several books including Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
2002, and most recently, Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea
(Oxford University Press 2013) that questions the return to prominence of financial orthodoxy following the global financial crisis. His academic writings have appeared in such places as The American Political Science Review
, the Review of International Political Economy, and the Journal of Evolutionary Economics,
while his more popular writings have appeared in Foreign Affairs
and Foreign Policy