Christian Kennedy-Hernandez


Dr. Kennedy-Hernandez (PhD, MBA) is a political economist and business professor with over a decade of teaching experience within the United Kingdom and America. He has held appointments at the University of Birmingham (UK), St. Thomas University, Questrom School of Business, Bentley University, and UMass Amherst.

His courses integrate theories and methods from the fields of business, political science, and economics. His scholarly pursuits are foremostly centered on refining political-economic logics, theories, and methods.

An expert in global business, finance, and development— his empirical research interrogates the politics and applied logics of economic policymaking, global financial markets, international financial institutions (IMF, WB, BIS), and crises related thereto.

His widely distributed monograph Globalization, the IMF, and international banks in Argentina, 2019 has been praised by leading political economists in Europe, Latin America, and the US. It was also recommended by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

His research has appeared in leading journals such as Governance (2020); New Political Economy (2022); and Global Society (2021).  His latest work— under contract with Oxford University Press – examines the effectiveness of IMF lending in Latin American and Sub-Saharan African economies.

Dr. Kennedy-Hernandez is also the editor of the Birmingham Journal of Political Economy. This pluralistic political-economic journal seeks to contribute towards breaking-down remaining ideological barriers between American, British, and continental approaches to social science research and thought. It also takes a corporeal approach to diversity and social inclusion— via its editorial board, which is one of the very few English-language journals (in the social sciences) to be maintained by a racially diverse board.

The journal welcomes BU students’ submissions for peer-review, on a rolling basis. It also currently seeks to add assistant and associate editors.


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