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Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

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Network Effects in the Formation of the Financial Industry's Regulatory Preferences in the European Union”, Business and Politics, 22(1): 52-84. Coauthored with Adam Chalmers. 

The Financialization of Policy Preferences: Financial Asset Ownership, Regulation and Crisis Management”, Socio-Economic Review, forthcoming [accepted May 2018, available in early view]. Coauthored with Stefano Pagliari and Lauren Philips.

Status Quo Conservatism, Placation, or Partisan Division? Analyzing Citizen Attitudes Toward Financial Reform in the United States”, New Political Economy 24(3): 313-333. Co-authored with Alper Yagci.

Does Science Fiction Affect Political Fact? Yes and No: A Survey Experiment on ‘Killer Robot Sentiment'", International Studies Quarterly, 62(3): 562-576. Co-authored with Charli Carpenter.

An Empirical Investigation of the Financialization Convergence Hypothesis”, Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 24, Issue 6 (2017), pp. 1004-1029. Co-authored with Sylvia Maxfield and W. Kindred Winecoff.

"Big Corporate Network Data: Problems, Diagnostics and Fixes," 2018. Global Networks 18(1): 3-32. Co-authored with Eelke M. Heemskerk, Frank W. Takes, Bruce Cronin, Javier Garcia-Bernardo, Vladimir Popov, W. Kindred Winecoff, Lasse Folke Henriksen and Audrey Laurin-Lamonthe.

"Beyond the Revolving Door: Advocacy Behavior and Social Distance to Financial Regulators”, Business and Politics, Vol. 19, Issue 2 (2017), pp. 327-364. Co-authored with Tim Marple and James Heilman.

"The Networks and Niches of International Political Economy", Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 24, Issue 2 (2017), pp. 288-331. Co-authored with Leonard Seabrooke.

"Capital United? Business Unity in Regulatory Politics and the Special Place of Finance", Regulation and Governance, Vol. 11, Issue 1 (2017), pp. 3-23. Co-authored with Stefano Pagliari.

Response to Critics”, Philosophy and Public Issues, Vol. 6, No. 3 (2016), pp. 55-76. Co-authored with Thomas Hale and David Held.

"The Interest Ecology of Financial Regulation: An Empirical Analysis", Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2016), pp. 309-337. Co-authored with Stefano Pagliari.  

Not by Structure Alone: Power, Prominence and Agency in American Finance”, Business and Politics, Vol. 17, Issue 3 (2015), pp. 443-472.

"Wage Moderation in the Public Sector: The Experience of 11 EMU Countries in the Recent Economic Crisis", Economic and Industrial Democracy, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 575-609.

"The Complex and Covert Web of Financial Protectionism", Business and Politics, Vol. 15, Issue 4 (2014), pp. 579-613.

"Losing Abroad but Winning at Home: European Financial Industry Groups in Global Financial Governance Since the Crisis", Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 21, No. 3 (2014), pp. 367-388.  [ Republished in Europe's Place in Global Financial Governance After the Crisis" - see below ]

Leveraged Interests: Financial Industry Power and the Role of Private Sector Coalitions", Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 21, Issue 3 (2014), pp. 575-610.Co-authored with Stefano Pagliari.

Financial Industry Groups’ Adaptation to the Post-Crisis Regulatory Environment: Changing Approaches to the Policy Cycle”, Regulation and Governance, Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2013), pp. 460-480. 

“Gridlock: From Self-Reinforcing Interdependence to Second Order Cooperation Problems”. Global Policy, Vol. 4, No. 3 (2013), pp. 223-235. Co-authored with Thomas Hale and David Held.

Regulatory Opportunism: Cross-National Patterns in National Banking Regulatory Responses Following the Global Financial Crisis”, Public Administration,  Vol. 91, Issue 3 (2013), pp. 561-581. Co-authored with Sung Ho Park.

Global Governance in Crisis? Fragmentation, Risk and World Order”, International Politics, Vol. 50 (2013), pp. 309-332. Co-authored with David Held.

Transnational Regulatory Capture? An Empirical Examination of Transnational Lobbying over the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision”. Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 19, No. 4 (2012), pp. 663-688.

Conceptualiser les faiblesses de la gouvernance mondiale: au-delà de la crise financière”, Sociologie et Societe, Vol. 44, No. 1 (2012), pp. 167-192. Co-authored with David Held.

“China’s Ascendance in International Finance: External versus Internal Sources of its Changing Policy Stance”, 21st Century International Review, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2011), pp. 21-26.

Private Generosity and Public Regulation: Understanding the Canadian Chartered Banks’ Philanthropic Efforts in Historical Context” Innovations: A Journal of Politics, Vol. 6 (2006), pp. 33-52.

How Neoliberalism Reproduces Itself” Philosophy of ManagementVol. 5, No. 2 (2005), pp. 79-88.

The Other Side of the Market: Social Governance in Neoliberal World Order and the Economy of Passive Mitigation” Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research, Vol. 20 (2004), pp. 149-177.




Book Manuscript

Gridlock: Why Multilateral Cooperation is Failing When It is Needed Most (Cambridge: Polity). Co-authored with Thomas Hale and David Held. Order a copy here


Featured in "Gridlock: UNESCO, Global Conflict and Failed Ambitions" by Lynn Meskell, in World Archaeology​ Vol. 47, Issue 2, pp. 225-238.

Reviewed by Oliver Stuenkel  here in Post-Western World blog, 3 July 2015.

Reviewed by Samuel Makinda here in an extended review entitled "Institutions in Global Governance", Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought, forthcoming. 

Reviewed by Richard Beardsworth here in Global Policy, Vol. 5, Issue 4 (November 2014), pp. 508-509.

Reviewed by Peter Haas here in Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 129, Issue 2 (Summer 2014), pp. 378-380.

Reviewed by Laura Boullon-Cassis here in Global Policy (online), June 2014.

Reviewed by David Victor here in Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 12, Issue 1 (March 2014), pp. 284-285.

Reviewed by Jean-Christophe Nothias here in The Global Journal, 31 May 2013.

Reviewed here on the Oxford University website.

Reviewed by Dan Drezner here on the Foreign Policy blog.

Reviewed by Bernd Ludermann here  in Welt Sichten, 10 May 2013.

Reviewed by Sebastiano Maffetonne here in Il Sole, 21 July 2013.

Reviewed by Oliver Stuenkel here in Brazilian Journal of International Relations Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 694-699.

Reviewed by Jean-Marc Coicaud and Lynette E. Sieger here in Japanese Journal of Political Science Vol. 17, Issue 2, 322-327.


See also the Book Symposium on Gridlock  in the journal Philosophy and Public Issues here, with crituques by Pietro Maffettone, Marcello Di Paola, Kate Macdonald, Rorden Silkinson and Yoyeeta Gupta.


My co-authors and I have also written several OpEds that draw upon the book's arguments, in The GlobalistOpenDemocracy(here and here), Social Europe Journal, and ESharp the Big Debates.


Book Chapters



“The Modern Financial Corporation and Global Policy” in Andreas Nölke and Christian May (Eds), Handbook of the International Political Economy of the Corporation (Northampton: Edward Elgar), forthcoming, in press.

“Finance: Risk and Progress” in Thomas Hale and David Held (Eds.), Beyond Gridlock (Cambridge: Polity), pp. 28-47.

"Losing Abroad but Winning at Home: European Financial Industry Groups in Global Financial Governance Since the Crisis", in Daniel Mügge (Ed), Europe's Place in Global Financial Governance After the Crisis London: Routledge, 2015). Originally published in Journal of European Public Policy (see above)

"The Politics of Global Financial Regulation" in Thomas Oatley and W. Kindred Winecoff (Eds.), Handbook of the International Political Economy of Monetary Relations (Northampton: Edward Elgar, 2014).

“The Wall Street-Main Street Complex? The Role of Financial and Corporate Coalitions in Post-Crisis Financial Regulatory Change”, in Manuela Moshella and Eleni Tsingou (Eds), Great Expectations, Slow Transformations: Incremental Change in Financial Governance (Colchester: ECPR Press, 2013), Co-authored with Stefano Pagliari.

“Transforming Global Governance? Structural Deficits and Recent Developments in Security and Finance”, in Joseph Stiglitz and Mary Kaldor (Eds.) The Quest for Security: Protection Without Protectionism (New York: Columbia University Press, 2013). Co-authored with David Held.

“The Rise of Regulatory Standards in Banking and Their Limits” in Peter Gibbon, Stefano Ponte and Jakob Vestergaard (Eds.),Governing Through Standards: Origins, Drivers and Limitations (London: Palgrave, 2011), pp. 25-48.

“The Joint Forum on Financial Conglomerates”, in Thomas Hale and David Held (Eds.) Handbook on Transnational Governance: New Institutions and Innovations (Cambridge: Polity, 2011), pp. 101-105.

“The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision”, in Thomas Hale and David Held (Eds.) Handbook on Transnational Governance: New Institutions and Innovations (Cambridge: Polity, 2011), pp. 39-44.

“Crisis in Parallel Worlds: The Governance of Global Risks in Finance, Security, and the Environment”, in Craig Calhoun and Georgi Derluguian (Eds.), The Deepening Crisis: Governance Challenges After Neoliberalism (New York: New York University Press, 2011), pp. 19-42. Co-authored with David Held.

[“The Strong Embrace of Weak Actors”] translated into Turkish as “Zayif Aktörlerin Simsiki Sarilmasi” in Ayse Bugra and Kaan Agartan (Derleyenler), 21. Yüzyilda Karl Polanyi’yi Okumak: Bir Siyasi Proje Olarak Piyasa Ekonomisi (Istanbul: Iletişim, 2009), pp. 297-315.

“The Strong Embrace of Weak Actors: Explaining Social Support for Economic Liberalization Through the Case Study of Small Business Associations in the European Union” in Ayse Bugra and Kaan Agartan (Eds.) The Market Economy as a Political Project: Reading Karl Polanyi for the 21st Century (Palgrave: 2007), pp. 219-234.


Reviews, Non-Peer Reviewed Publications


"Fathers of Neoliberalism: The Academic and Professional Performance of the Chicago School, 1960-1985", Institute for New Economic Thinking Working Paper, October 2017.


Review of John Lybeck, The Future of Financial Regulation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 132, Issue 2, pp. 375-376.

Tying Hands and Cutting Ties: Comparing the EU and the US in Global Banking Reform Since the Crisis”, Journal of Banking Regulation, Vol. 17, Issue 1-2, pp. 46-59.

“Policy Takers or Policy Makers? The Lobbying of Global Banking Regulators”, Business Horizons, Vol. 56, Issue 6 (2013), pp. 691-701.

“Who Mobilizes? An Analysis of Stakeholder Responses to Financial Regulatory Policy Consultations”, in Stefano Pagliari (Ed),The Making of Good Regulation: Financial Industry, Regulators, and the Problem of Capture (London: International Center for Financial Regulation, 2012), pp. 48-56. Co-authored with Stefano Pagliari.

Review of Colin Crouch, The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism (Cambridge: Polity), in Times Higher Education, September 2011, pp. 61-62.

Review of Walter Mattli and Ngaire Woods, The Politics of Global Regulation (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008) in Global Policy, Vol. 1, No. 2 (May 2010), pp. 234-235.

“Financial Governance and the Limits to Transnational Risk Regulation” Risk and Regulation Magazine (London: ESRC Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, Summer 2009), p. 12.

“Finance, Failure, and Fairness” LSE Magazine (London: London School of Economics, Summer 2009), Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 14-15. Co-authored with David Held.

Review of Lucia Quaglia, Central Banking Governance in the European Union: A Comparative Analysis (New York: Routledge, 2008) in Governance, Vol. 22, Issue 3 (July 2009), pp. 518-520.

“Rèformer la gouvernance financière globale” Politique: revue de débats, No. 39, June 2009, pp. 42-45. Co-authored with David Held.

Review of Andreas Busch, Banking Regulation and Globalization (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009) in West European Politics, Vol. 32, Issue 5 (2009), pp. 1063-1064.




global policy

"The New York Times says movies about killer robots are bad for us. It’s wrong", Washington Post, 16 February 2018.

"Who is Challenging Finance? Examining the Diversity of Voices in the Design of Financial Regulation", Finance Watch, 16 February 2016.

"The Structural Power of Business as a Causal Hypothesis", Duck of Minerva, 2 February 2016.

"The Unity of Business in the Context of Regulation", LSE Business Forum, 26 November 2015.

"Is the WTO Deal Good News for Multilateralism?", OpenDemocracy, 18 December 2013. Co-authored with Thomas Hale and David Held.

  • Reprinted in Social Europe Journal, 19 December 2013;
  • Reprinted in Global Policy, 23 December 2013.

"Global Cooperation Buckling Under Past Successes", The Globalist, 4 Sept 2013. Co-authored with Thomas Hale and David Held.

"The Syrian Crisis And Gridlock Of Global Security Governance", Social Europe Journal, 28 June 2013. Co-authored with Thomas Hale, David Held and Kyle McNally.

"Gridlock: the growing breakdown of global cooperation", OpenDemocracy, 24 May 2013. Co-authored with Thomas Hale and David Held. 

"Gridlock: The Growing Breakdown Of Global Cooperation", Social Europe Journal, 6 June 2013.

"European and global gridlock", ESharp the Big Debates, July 2013.

"Gridlock: The Contemporary Breakdown of Global Governance", in Global Policy blog, 28 May 2013.

“Reforming Governance of International Financial Regulation: Have the G20 Done Enough?” Hewlett Foundation IPD Policy Brief   (New York: Columbia University Initiative for Policy Dialogue, June 2009). Co-authored with Stephany Griffith-Jones.

“Encouraging signs of reform among world firefighters” Financial Times, 19 March 2009, p. 12 (p. 8 of USA edition).

“Global Financial Governance: Principles for Reform” LSE IdeasSpecial Report on the Financial Crisis, March 2009, pp. 13-18. Co-authored with David Held.

“The Equivalence Principal” in Responses to the Global Crisis: Charting a Progressive Path (London: Policy Network, 2009), pp. 37-39. Co-authored with David Held.

“The bubble is a splendid example of markets working too well”, Financial Times 23 October 2008, p. 14.