Assistant Professor of International Relations. (BA/JD Babes-Bolyai University; PhD, University of Maryland)
Specialization: International Economic Organizations, Economic Ideas and Economic Policy, The Political Economy of Crises and Transitions, Varieties of Capitalism, Europe, Brazil.
Cornel Ban is the author of several peer-reviewed articles: “Brazil’s Liberal Neo-Developmentalism: Edited Orthodoxy or New Policy Paradigm?” (Review of International Political Economy), “Sovereign Debt, Austerity and Regime Change: The Case of Nicolae Ceausescu’s Romania” (East European Politics and Societies), “On Stranger Tides: The Diffusion of Ordoliberal Ideas in Postwar Spain” (History of Economic Ideas) and “Economic Transnationalism and Its Ambiguities: Romanian Migration to Italy” (International Migration). He is currently completing a book manuscript on the political economy of crises, with a focus on the role of economic ideas and the interaction between international and domestic actors.
Before joining the IR Department in 2012, Ban was a postdoctoral fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University and served as deputy director of Development Studies at the same institution.