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Dr Andrew Baker


(DPhil Ulster)

Contact Details
Room 023.02.010
tel: ++44 (0) 28 9097 3732

Policy Analysis Papers  Austerity in the UK

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Andrew Baker has expertise in the areas of international financial governance, the politics of financial crises, the politics of economic ideas and the governance role of G groups. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the broad area of political economy. He is currently conducting research into the emergence of macroprudential regulation after the financial crash of 2008. Andrew is the current editor of the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, a journal of the Political Studies Association.  In 2013 he was a visiting fellow at the Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University, Brisbane. In 2011, he was a visiting professor at the Department of Business and Politics, at Copenhagen Business School and is currently an honorary fellow of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute of the University of Sheffield (SPERI). During 2008 he advised GCC states, the Islamic Development Bank and the IMF on the creation of a G20 type process for Islamic finance. He is the author of two books The Group of Seven (2006), and Governing Financial Globalization (2005), and over 30 articles and book chapters.

Teaching Areas

  • PAI2044 Democracy, Ethics and Economics (level II UG); 
  • PAI3063 Politics and Power of the Global Economy (level III UG); 
  • PAI7030 International Political Economy (MA)

Research Positions and activities


I am willing to supervise doctoral theses in the fields of Comparative and International Political Economy, with a specific interest in the following areas:

  • Global financial governance
  • The history of economic ideas and political transformations
  • The politics of economic and financial crisis
  • Post crisis financial regulatory reform
  • Macroprudential regulatory philosophy and the politics of macroprudential policy
  • Anglo-American Political Economy
  • Growth models, social settlements and political legitimacy
  • G groups and the diplomacy and politics of the G20
  • Currencies and International Monetary Politics
  • Normative justifications for economic orders

Selected Publications: