Department of International Economics, Government and Business

Professor with special responsibilities

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E-mail: ea.egb@cbs.dk

Much of my work considers the making of economic policy as well as political processes more broadly particularly in the United States. It draws upon, and is informed by, approaches associated with historical institutionalism.  My most recent book surveyed the reasons underpinning Donald Trump’s election as president, the politics of conservative populism, and the impact of the Trump presidency on both the US and the wider world. I have more recently turned to look at the US’s relationship with East Asia, particularly, China and the implications of the current tensions between the US and China for other nations.

I also publish commentaries on contemporary political issues and have given interviews to many media outlets including DR2, TV2 News, the BBC World Service, Politiken, Information and Jyllands Posten. 

I coordinate the cluster considering the ties between inequality and contemporary populism which forms part of the CBS Inequality Platform.


Primary research areas
  • US economic policymaking
  • US – East Asia relationships
  • Contemporary populism and economic nationalism in the US and Europe
  • US politics: institutions, policy-making processes and elections
  • US politics and Europe
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Political Science (International Business and Politics)


I supervise a limited number of MSc theses considering comparative politics, US political processes or US-China relations.  

Other teaching activities
  • Course Coordinator: IBP Political Science
  • Course Coordinator: Comparative Policy Processes, (MSc Public Management and Social Development, Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research)
Selected publications
  • (with John Dumbrell) (eds.) The Obama Presidency and the Politics of Change, Palgrave Macmillan
  • The Right and the Recession, Manchester University Press, 2015.
  • “Neoliberalism, Conservative Politics, and ‘Social Recapitalization’”, Global Discourse, 5:1, 2015, 96–113.
  • (with Andrew Wroe and Amanda Gosling), “The Culture War and Issue Salience: An Analysis of American Sentiment on Traditional Moral Issues”, Journal of American Studies, 48:2, 2014, 595-612.
  • “The Tea Party Movement”, in Handbook of Political Citizenship and Social Movements, Hein-Anton van der Heijden (ed.), Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014, 493–517.
Publications sorted by:
Clodagh Harrington; Edward Ashbee; Nathan Angelo; John Herbert; Trevor McCrisken; Andrew Wroe / Roundtable : John Herbert, Trevor McCrisken, and Andrew Wroe, The Ordinary Presidency of Donald J. Trump (2019).
In: Journal of American Studies, Vol. 54, No. 5, 12.2020, p. 1032-1048
Book review > peer review
Edward Ashbee; Steven Hurst / The Trump Foreign Policy Record and the Concept of Transformational Change
In: Global Affairs, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2020, p. 5–19
Journal article > peer review
Edward Ashbee / ‘We Don’t Drown our Partners in a Sea of Debt’ : U.S. Policy Responses to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
In: Journal of American-East Asian Relations, Vol. 27, No. 4, 12.2020, p. 374–400
Journal article > peer review
Edward Ashbee / Patrick J. Buchanan and the Death of the West
In: Key Thinkers of the Radical Right: Behind the New Threat to Liberal Democracy. . ed. /Mark Sedgwick. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2019, p. 121-136
Book chapter > peer review
Edward Ashbee; John Dumbrell; Alex Waddan / The American Right After Reagan
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2019, 232 p.
Book > peer review
Edward Ashbee / US Politics Today
4.ed.Manchester : Manchester University Press 2019, 228 p.
Book > peer review
Edward Ashbee / The Political Economy of De-Globalizing Processes
In: Globalisation and the International Economy. ed. /Michael Hedegaard. København : Djøf Forlag 2018, p. 115-127
Book chapter
Edward Ashbee; John Dumbrell / Introduction : The Politics of Change.
In: The Obama Presidency and the Politics of Change. ed. /Edward Ashbee; John Dumbrell. New York : Palgrave Macmillan 2017, p. 1-50 (Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas)
Book chapter > peer review
Edward Ashbee / Macroeconomic Policy and Processes of Neoliberalization During the Obama Years
In: The Obama Presidency and the Politics of Change. ed. /Edward Ashbee; John Dumbrell. New York : Palgrave Macmillan 2017, p. 123-159 (Routledge Studies in the History of the Americas)
Book chapter > peer review
Edward Ashbee (Editor) ; John Dumbrell (Editor) / The Obama Presidency and the Politics of Change
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan 2017, 336 p.
Anthology > peer review
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