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André Broome

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André Broome is Director of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation and Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Warwick.

After obtaining his PhD at the Australian National University Dr Broome taught at the University of Birmingham before joining the University of Warwick in 2013.

He has previously served as Section Chair and Program Chair of the International Political Economy section of the International Studies Association (ISA) and as a member of the ISA Governing Council, and currently serves as a member of the ISA Research Workshop Grants Committee. In 2016 he received the British International Studies Association (BISA) Best Article Prize for Review of International Studies, awarded for ‘Governing the World at a Distance: The Practice of Global Benchmarking’ (with Joel Quirk). He is the co-convenor (with Manuela Moschella) of the International Monetary Fund Research Network.

 
New journal publication

André Broome, Alexandra Homolar, and Matthias Kranke. Bad Science: International Organizations and the Indirect Power of Global Benchmarking. Forthcoming in the European Journal of International Relations.

New commentary and analysis

André Broome analyses whether the International Monetary Fund is in the process of rethinking austerity and social protection priorities in loan programmes, and what this may mean for the future of IMF lending in Europe and beyond: Rethinking Austerity? The IMF and Social Safeguards

 
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Education

2008. PhD in Political Science and International Relations, Australian National University.

2004. MA (Distinction) in International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington.

2003. BA Honours (First Class) in International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington.

2002. BA in Political Science, Victoria University of Wellington.


Appointments

2015–present. Director of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR), University of Warwick.

2013–present. Associate Professor of International Political Economy, University of Warwick.

2011–2013. Principal Research Fellow, GR:EEN, University of Warwick.

2011–2012. Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy, University of Birmingham.

2007–2011. Lecturer in International Political Economy, University of Birmingham.


Research interests
  • International political economy
  • Gobal economic governance
  • International organizations
  • Cognitive authority
  • Global benchmarking
  • The politics of numbers

Research awards
  • 2016. British International Studies Association (BISA) Best Article Prize for Review of International Studies, awarded for ‘Governing the World at a Distance: The Practice of Global Benchmarking’ (with Joel Quirk).
  • 2016–2019. Researcher, European Commission Horizon 2020, European Leadership in Cultural, Science, and Innovation Diplomacy (EL-CSID), Work Package 3 – ‘Cultural and Science Diplomacy: The Transnational and Collaborative Dynamic’ (PI: Prof Diane Stone, University of Warwick).
  • 2013–2014. University of Warwick International Partnership Award (with Dr Joel Quirk, University of the Witwatersrand) on ‘Benchmarking in Global Governance’. See also: Global Benchmarking Project.
  • 2011–2013. Principal Research Fellow, European Commission FP7, Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks (GR:EEN), Work Package 1 - ‘European Actor-Networks in a Multi-Polar World’ (PI: Prof Leonard Seabrooke, Copenhagen Business School).
  • 2012. University of Birmingham Founders’ Award: The Aston Webb Award for Outstanding Early-Career Academic. Awarded by the Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham.

  • 2012. School of Government and Society Award for Outstanding Performance by an Early-Career Researcher, University of Birmingham.
  • 2012. Grants from the the British International Studies Association (BISA) and the University of Birmingham to organize the 2012 BISA-International Political Economy Group Annual Conference on ‘The Future of Global Economic Governance’ (with Amin Samman).

Teaching

MA: Global Economic Governance | MA: International Political Economy


PhD supervision

Dr Broome is interested in supervising doctoral researchers working on topics related to global benchmarking, the politics of numbers, and the construction of expertise and cognitive authority by international organisations, states, market actors, or civil society organisations.

For further information about research themes in this area please see the website for the Global Benchmarking Project

Completed PhD research topics
Current PhD research topics
  • Accountability at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
  • Financial stability and central bank power
  • Foreign direct investment and civil war
  • Historical representation and the social construction of economic crises
  • The contentious politics of disruptive innovation
  • The internationalization of the Renmimbi
  • The political economy of foreign aid flows
  • Vietnam as a developmental state
  • International Monetary Fund and World Bank collaboration
  • Unven development and commodity booms in South America
  • The dynamics of leadership in the Eurozone crisis
  • Networks, ideas, and dynamics in European Financial Governance