Cornel Ban


Assistant Professor of International Relations;
Co-Director of the Global Economic Governance Initiative


BA Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
JD Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
PhD University of Maryland

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Cornel Ban is the author of several peer-reviewed articles on Brazil’s liberal neo-developmentalist political economy (Review of International Political Economy), sovereign debt crises and austerity in authoritarian regimes (East European Politics and Societies), the economic aspects of transnational migration (International Migration) and the diffusion of German economic ideas in Spain (History of Economic Ideas).  He co-edited a special issue on the Washington Consensus in the BRICS (in Review of International Political Economy) and is co-editing a special issue on the crisis politics and economics of the International Monetary Fund (for Governance). Ban 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 Pardee School 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, an undergraduate specialization at the same academic institution.


International Economic Organizations, Economic Ideas and Economic Policy, The Political Economy of Crises and Transitions, Varieties of Capitalism, Europe, Brazil.