PhD, University of Massachusetts
Ilene Grabel is an Economist, Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and Co-Director of its MA program in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration. She was designated the University Lecturer for 2011-12, and the United Methodist University Scholar/Teacher of the Year in 2005-2006. Grabel lectured at the Cambridge University Advancement Programme on Rethinking Development Economics--a program for young academic development economists from the developing world--since its founding. She has been a Research Scholar at the Political Economy Research Institute of the University of Massachusetts since 2007. Grabel is a member of the Task Force on Regulating Global Capital Flows for Long-Run Development, a project of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-range Future, Boston University. Grabel has worked as a consultant to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Conference on Trade and Economic Development (UNCTAD)/Group of 24, the UN University's World Institute for Development Economics Research and with various non-governmental organizations, such as ActionAID, the Bretton Woods Project, the Third World Network, and New Rules for Global Finance. Grabel has lectured widely to academic audiences, to various bodies of the United Nations (including the Second Committee of the UN’s General Assembly), has participated in the UN’s Expert Group meeting on financial crisis, and has addressed the Central Bank of Costa Rica, the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic on the occasion of its 75th anniversary, and most recently, a conference of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).. Her research has been published in numerous edited books and in academic journals such as Economia Informa, Cambridge Journal of Economics, World Development, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, Feminist Economics, International Review of Applied Economics, Review of Radical Political Economics, Eastern Economics Journal, and Journal of Economic Issues. Her 2004 book (with Ha-Joon Chang), Reclaiming Development, has been translated into Korean, Turkish, Spanish, Portuguese, Tamil, Malayalam and Bahasa/Indonesian, and is set to be reissued in 2013. Grabel also writes on international finance, financial policy, and governance for the TripleCrisis blog.
Research and Expertise
Political economy of international finance; political economy of financial reform in developing countries; financial crises: causes, macroeconomic consequences, and preventative policies; international private capital flows; central banking and exchange rate regimes; macroeconomic policy options for developing economies; financial governance; currency conflicts; IMF and World Bank.
INTS 4320: International Monetary Relations