Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Mark Blyth

Eastman Professor of Political Economy, The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University


Mark Blyth is the Eastman Professor of Political Economy at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. His research focuses on stability and change in complex systems, particularly economic systems, and why people continue to believe senseless economic ideas despite buckets of evidence to the contrary. He is the author of several books, including "Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century" (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2002), "Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea" (Oxford University Press 2013) and most recently, with Matthias Matthijs (eds.), "The Future of the Euro" (Oxford University Press, 2015). He is a regular contributor to the journal of the Council for Foreign Relations, Foreign Affairs.

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